Volume 87 Issue 9 | pp. 26-27
Issue Date: March 2, 2009

Word From On High

Top officials chart the future of Europe's chemical industry
Department: Business

IT MUST have been gratifying to the senior European chemical industry executives assembled in Brussels on Feb. 19 to hear Günter Verheugen, vice president of the European Commission, call the chemical industry "a true asset of the European Union."

Reeling from round one of the implementation of a new European chemicals regulatory regime, faced with dismal popular perception ranging from suspicion to downright hostility, and accused of wanton pollution and environmental problems, the industry's executives . . .

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