THE EUROPEAN Parliament has set itself on a collision course with the European Commission, by amending the cosmetics directive to ban the sale within the EU of products tested on animals.

In a vote on plans by the Commission to ban animal testing within the EU, while allowing the sale of imported cosmetics that have been produced with such tests, MEP's voted for a reinstatement of a ban that was agreed in 1993, but has never been implemented.

Parliament's amendments would immediately ban the sale of cosmetics whose ingredients ...

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