The last hurdle before appointing the Director of the European Chemicals Agency

Last week, Geert Dancet, the Executive Director of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) appeared before the European Parliament and answered questions from Members of the Parliament. Now Mr Dancet is only a formal decision from being officially appointed Executive Director of ECHA. Mr. Dancet was elected in a vote with only two official candidates, the result of an internal European Commission short-listing procedure excluding all other applicants for the post. Serve critics on the selection procedure have been raised among NGOs and Members of the Parliament.

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