ECHA Newsletter - June 2012

June 2012


Greetings from a sunny and increasingly light Helsinki – we have 19 hours between sunrise and sunset today.

It was, as always, a very great pleasure to meet so many of you again at our seventh Stakeholders' Day here at the end of May. Personally, this was my sixth Stakeholders' Day, and I was struck by just how far the debate has moved on since then. In May 2009, the discussion was very much about how difficult REACH was going to be to implement; how the deadline would never be achieved; how it was going to be impossible to reach data sharing agreements and arrangements that were fair for all concerned; and how companies would be put out of business by the demands of the legislation.

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