The European Commission is asking France, Italy, Luxembourg and Slovenia to update their chemicals legislation to comply with the Directive on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures. These Member States have either not adopted all the measures necessary to implement this law at national level or have not yet officially informed the Commission that they are in place. On the recommendation of Environment Commissioner Janez Poto?nik, a reasoned opinion is being sent by the Commission. The four Member States have two months to comply with the request. Failing this, the Commission may refer them to the European Court of Justice.
Directive 2008/112/EC on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures amends several other Directives which contain provisions on the classification and labelling of chemicals.
Member States had to adopt and publish the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with the new Directive by 1 April 2010. France, Italy, Luxembourg and Slovenia did not notify all the implementing legislation in time. Therefore a reasoned opinion is being sent.
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