Proposals published under EU Digital Market Strategy: EU DG Justice has published proposals on the viewing of digital content across boundaries, and for harmonisation of member states' laws for online sales of goods. View > Institute of Directors > 

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Regulations on marketing e-cigarettes: The Department of Health has published draft regulations that will ban advertising e-cigarettes in hard copy publications or online. Comments invited by 4 January 2016. View >

Calls to make obesity a national priority: The British Heart Foundation, as part of a coalition of 18 charities called the Obesity Stakeholder Group, has highlighted a report by the Chief Medical Officer calling for tackling obesity to be made a national priority. View >

EU creates new feed additive category: The EU has passed a regulation creating a new category of feed additive, named ‘hygiene condition enhancer’. View regulation >

Views emerging on world climate change deal: The Government has been quick to set out details of the deal in Paris, and business groups and NGO’s have published their initial comments. View >  Business Europe > Friends of the Earth >

Interchange fees capped: After a long-running issue, bank charges to retailers are now capped at 0.3% for the use of credit cards and at 0.2% for debit cards. The credit card limit has been welcomed but the limit applying to debit cards has been criticised by the British Retail Consortium. British Retail Consortium > Association of Convenience Stores >

Sustainable palm oil commitment: The Food and Drink Federation has signed up to a commitment with a number of EU trade bodies to use 100% sustainably produced palm oil by 2020. View >

Private members Bill on food waste targets: Sustain and Friends of the Earth are campaigning in support of the Bill, which is due to be heard on 29 January. The Bill proposes targets and reporting requirements. View >

Player awareness tool to help support problem gamblers: The Association of British Bookmakers has launched an online tool that will identify problem behaviours. View >

Technical EU regulation:

Revised micro criteria for shellfish, snails, gastropods etc. View regulation >

Permits menadione sodium bisulphite and menadione nicotinamide bisulphite as feed additives.View regulation >

Authorises cysteine hydrochloride monohydrate as a feed additive for cats and dogs. View regulation > 

Approve GM maize varieties.  View regulation >  View regulation >