On May 22, 2014 Sweden announced that it would sue the European Commission (EC) for delaying the criteria for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). In an Agence France Press (AFP) article published by Capital FM Kenya the Swedish Minister of the Environment Lena Ek stated that the European chemical lobby put pressure on different Commissioners, causing the delay. She contended that Denmark and Sweden had written to the EC on the issue, but to little avail. Joe Hennon, spokesman for EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, on the other hand said that the postponement of the criteria was due to the “complexity of the issue, evolving science, and the diverging views existing among scientists and among stakeholders.” He stated that the EC is taking the development of the EDC criteria very seriously and argued that temporary measures aiming to protect public health were in place.

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Capital FM Kenya (May 22, 2014). “Sweden to sue EU for delay on hormone disrupting chemicals.

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