Nearly 40 years after the Seveso chemical disaster in Italy, EuroparlTV went to investigate if the EU system for preventing such accidents in Europe really works.
The last week of April is a busy one in the Parliament, with a round table discussion on a Common European Asylum Policy, reports on safer drugs and the prevention of air accidents, and a public hearing on exotic financial instruments. On the other hand,
MEPs want to control hedge funds through their managers, regardless of where they are based. Airline accidents should soon be investigated with the best possible expertise, if the EU gets its way. And, ArcelorMittal's case against the Emissions Trading Sc
Better prevention and management of major accidents involving dangerous substances are on the cards as MEPs prepare to vote on new rules affecting 10,000 companies.
Since 1999 lifts in Europe have had to conform to EU standards. However, older lifts are not necessarily covered and accidents can happen.
It could be a life-saver, reducing the number of fatal road accidents each year, but before eCall is fitted to all new cars, old operating systems must be overhauled.
Nearly 6000 people die as a result of an accident at work in Europe every year, but can the EU reach its goal to cut these accidents by 25% before 2012?
Single-hull oil tankers will soon be banned and waste ships are under close surveillance. The EU has toughened up safety rules to prevent accidents and pollution in Europe's waters.