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Between 3 October 2014 and 25 May 2016 she was Minister for Climate and the Environment, Deputy Prime Minister.

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Between 3 October 2014 and 25 May 2016 she was Minister for Climate and the Environment, Deputy Prime Minister.

Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson’s letter to the European Commission: The EU must act against endocrine disruptors

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In December 2015, the General Court of the European Union ruled in Sweden's favour in the case of Sweden v. European Commission regarding a failure to adopt scientific criteria for determining endocrine-disrupting properties.

Minister for Climate and the Environment and Deputy Prime Minister Romson has now written a letter to the European Commission to emphasise that she expects the Commission to promptly take measures consistent with citizens' justified expectations that the EU takes responsibility for protecting them and the environment from risks associated with endocrine disruptors. In her letter, Ms Romson writes that the General Court establishes that scientific criteria for determining endocrine-disrupting properties can only be decided based on scientific data on the endocrine system and independently of economic considerations.

Background: The EU must act against endocrine disruptors

Sweden brought an action against the European Commission in July 2014 for failing to follow the provisions of the EU Biocides Regulation and for failing to adopt criteria for the determination of endocrine disruptors, which it should have done by December 2013 at the latest. On 16 December 2015, the General Court of the European Union issued its judgment in the case, showing that Sweden had been right in its application.

Ministers on this page who have left the Government

Between 3 October 2014 and 25 May 2016 she was Minister for Climate and the Environment, Deputy Prime Minister.

Ministers on this page who have left the Government

Between 3 October 2014 and 25 May 2016 she was Minister for Climate and the Environment, Deputy Prime Minister.