EU Legislation, Initiatives, etc.

EU News: The European Commission has found that the public support of £600m to be granted by the UK in the context of its ‘Green Deal’ policy is in line with EU state aid rules. Press release & links
 
EU News: New EU funding announced recently will provide grants, worth €150,000 each, for top-level researchers to bridge the gap between their work & marketable innovation.

The European Research Council (ERC) has recently published the outcome of the latest round of its top-up funding scheme 'Proof of Concept’.  The funding can cover activities related to, for instance, intellectual property rights, investigation of commercial & business opportunities or technical validation.
Press release & links
 
EU News: The use of chemicals in Europe has become considerably safer since the REACH regulation entered into force, according to a European Commission report published recently.  

More readily available information about chemical substances on the market & better targeted risk management measures mean that risks from substances registered under REACH have significantly decreased. The trend is expected to continue, as industry is continuously working towards finding substitutes for the most hazardous chemicals.
Press release & links
 
EU News: The European Commission has welcomed new reforms agreed by the UK's Premier League aimed at reducing excessive wage bills & huge losses.
Press release & links
 
EU News: The European Commission has recently adopted a European Retail Action Plan and a Green Paper on unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food & non-food supply chain. One of the main actions is a Green Paper launching a consultation on unfair trading practices – See ‘Consultations’ section for more information.
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