THE European Union's Council of Ministers has failed to agree the latest proposals from the European Commission to tighten Europe's cosmetics animal testing regulations, while abiding by free trade commitments at the World Trade Organisation. Ministers have referred the proposal to the Council's permanent representatives committee of officials, who have been asked to draw up an alternative compromise. The aim of the amendment is to ban tests within the EU, while insisting that labels alert consumers about imported products that have been ...

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