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Health & Environment

Published at 01 September 2011
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E-newsletter: September 2011
Decree of July 11, 2011 puts an end to the transposition of EC Directive 2008/98 on waste that repealed three previous Directives and sets up a legal framework to control the entire waste management process within the European Union. This Decree also completes the regulatory transposition of the so-called “Grennel 2” Law of 2010 and EC Regulation 1013/2006 on shipments of waste dated June 2006 .
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Published at 01 June 2011
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E-newsletter: June 2011
Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 , repealing Council Directive 91/414 , entered into force on June 14, 2011. This Regulation concerns the authorization of plant protection products in commercial form and their placing on the market, use and control within the EU. It also includes provisions that apply to the components of such products.
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Published at 01 January 2011
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E-newsletter: January 2011
Until the adoption of Community Regulation 1924/2006 , the assessment of health claims in relation to the labeling, presentation or advertising of food products was most of the time carried out a posteriori.
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Published at 01 December 2010
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E-newsletter: December 2010
Since several years, the EU authorities have been striving to improve the regulatory framework governing chemicals in order to gain a better knowledge of chemical substances used within the EU and to ensure a higher level of protection of human health and the environment. In this context, two main regulations have been adopted:
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Published at 01 September 2010
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E-newsletter: September 2010
In a judgment dated September 2, 2010, the Investigating Chamber of the Toulouse Court of Appeals upheld the full dismissal rendered on January 30, 2009 by the investigating judge of Saint-Gaudens in the publicized so-called “bee case”.
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Published at 01 June 2010
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E-newsletter: June 2010
The European REACH Regulation (originally made up of more than 850 pages!) dated December 18, 2006 entered into force on June 1, 2007. Pursuant to this Regulation, chemical substances as such, used in the preparation of a mixture, or contained in an article in quantities of 1 tonne or above per year must now be registered with the European Chemicals Agency (“ECHA”) created specifically for this purpose (it now employs hundreds of persons).
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Published at 01 March 2010
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E-newsletter: March 2010
The Conseil d’Etat (Highest Administrative Court) opportunely recalled quite recently that, in the absence of scientific certainty, the precautionary principle cannot be applied without taking into account the economic consequences associated with the withdrawal or the suspension of a market authorization.
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Published at 01 January 2010
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E-newsletter: January 2010
The precautionary principle burst into the media and the judicial world right after the incorporation of the Environmental Charter - in which this principle is mentioned - into the French Constitution in 2005. Environmental groups and associations have since then successively targeted several industries that are of vital importance for our economy.
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Published at 01 May 2009
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E-newsletter: May 2009
For the Law dated August 1, 2008 on the operator’s new environmental liability to come into force, the adoption of a Decree on preventing and remedying damage caused to the environment was necessary, which has recently been done (D. no. 2009-468 dated April 23, 2009, published in the Official Journal of April 26, 2009).
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Published at 01 March 2009
E-newsletter: March 2009
Following the path traced by the Versailles Court of Appeals, whose decision was commented in our February 2009 e-newsletter, the Carpentras and Angers First Instance Courts have ordered the dismantling of mobile phone relay base stations. These decisions concerned three different mobile phone operators: Bouygues, SFR and Orange. Several proceedings have been initiated across France, at the initiative of associations whose members are often the same persons who have been conducting for years a fierce battle against the chemical, agrochemical and nuclear industries.
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