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the European Balloon & Party Council and Partysafe. 

Find all our latest position papers, consultation papers and press releases below.

21 Mar 2024

Lawmakers at risk of bursting the European balloon industry 

On the 13th of March, the European Parliament casted a decisive vote adopting, with 603 members in favour, five against, and 15 abstentions its report on the proposed Toy Safety Regulation. The Members of the European Parliament showed their support to introducing a general ban on N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances in all toys.  

25 Jan 2024

A Balloon Burst – The Unintended Consequences of Over-Regulation on the European Balloon & Party Industry

In the wake of the recent vote by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee (ENVI), the European Balloon & Party Council (EBPC) voices its profound concern over the future of the balloon and party manufacturing industry. The proposed revision of the Toy Safety Regulation, while undoubtedly well-intentioned, threatens the very fabric of an industry emblematic of joy and celebration.

31 Dec 2021

Joint Position: EU harmonised consumer sorting instructions

EBPC and 40 other organisations have come together to propose an EU harmonised labelling system that helps consumers to correctly sort their waste and, at the same time, avoids any barriers to trade. Such system needs to become integral to the waste management systems in EU Member States.

12 Oct 2021

DSA: Joint call by business, consumer and civil society organisations

EBPC and 29 other business, consumer and civil society organisations have come together to call on EU policy-makers to take action against illegal activities and rogue traders through a more ambitious Digital Services Act (DSA).

5 Jun 2018

Party balloon industry corrects European Commission marine litter claims

The EBPC -the largest industry association for balloon and party products in Europe - has written to the European Commission to correct misleading claims in the Commission's new campaign against marine litter, which threaten to severely damage the industry.

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