(19 August 2014) – The European Commission has launched an on-line consultation on issues related to the ratification and implementation by the EU of the Minamata Convention on mercury.
The Minamata Convention is a global treaty that aims to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury, and aims to phase out many of its current uses.
The consultation, which is available online until 14 November 2014, asks citizens, public authorities, businesses and NGOs for their views.
Ideas and comments are welcome on the ratification and subsequent EU implementation of the Convention, restrictions and bans, approval processes, and on dental amalgam, for instance. These inputs will be used in the preparation of a ratification package by the Commission services.