by Nick Boley
November 21, 2012, 15:17
Filed under: chemicals, EU Regulation/Legislation | Tags: , ,

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly yesterday in favour of  new legislation to restrict open access to chemicals that can be used to make explosives. The proposal for this legislation was previously reported on this blog. The vote was welcomed by EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström.

This vote paves the way for a formal adoption by the Council in December so that the Directive can become law.

This legislation is designed to prevent or restrict access to specific chemicals which can be used in the production of terrorist materials such as home-made bombs.


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