Candidates proposed for ECHA executive director

The European Commission has suggested merely two candidates for the post as Executive Director of the new European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Both candidates have been interviewed by ECHA management board and a final decision is expected to be taken this month.

The two candidates are:
- Geert Dancet, former head of the REACH unit in the commission's own industry department and currently interim executive director of the agency.

- Anne Lambert, deputy head of the UK permanent representation to the EU.

A third alternative, Ethel Forsberg, was disregarded by the Commission despite her very good record as director-general of the Swedish Chemicals Agency.