INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 19 July 2017


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# ACRYLAMIDE: 

  • Acrylamide: vote in favour of Commission's proposal to reduce presence in food +++ 
  • BEUC: EU takes first step towards less acrylamide in food +++ 

# CIRCULAR ECONOMY: 

  • Smarter, greener, more inclusive?-How is the European Union progressing towards its Europe 2020 targets?-A mixed picture +++ 
  • European Commission launches Knowledge Centre to provide scientific evidence on bioeconomy +++ 

# REACH

  • EU Commission Answer - Cement and REACH - E-003421/2017

# TOXIC SUBSTANCES

  • EU Commission Answer - Maximum limits on consumption of intoxicating substances for drivers of motor vehicles - E-003264/2017

# GLYPHOSATE

  • EU Commission Answer - Glyphosate: were key studies under-estimated in EU expert reports? - E-003629/2017

# MERCURY

  • EU Commission Answer - Mercury - E-003689/2017

# ANTIMICROBIAL RESITANCE

  • EU Commission Answer - Second action plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) - E-003641/2017

# ENVIRONMENTAL TAXES

  • EU Commission Answer - Environmental taxation - E-003303/2017

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENV
  • Décision de la Commission relative à un protocole d'accord entre l’Union européenne et la Chine établissant un dialogue sur la politique à mener dans le domaine de l’eau

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • ST 11350 2017 INIT COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annexes II, III and IV to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain FZB24, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600, clayed charcoal, dichlorprop-P, ethephon, etridiazole, flonicamid, fluazifop-P, hydrogen peroxide, metaldehyde, penconazole, spinetoram, tau-fluvalinate and Urtica spp. in or on certain products

# ECHA BRIEFS

  • Public Consultations-2-methyl-1,2-benzothiazol-3(2H)-one; [MBIT]
  • Public Consultations-pymetrozine (ISO); (E)-4,5-dihydro-6-methyl-4-(3-pyridylmethyleneamino)-1,2,4-triazin-3(2H)-one
  • Public Consultations-glyoxylic acid …%
  • Public Consultations-butanone oxime; ethyl methyl ketoxime; ethyl methyl ketone oxime
  • Public Consultations-tribenuron-methyl (ISO); methyl 2-[N-(4-methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)-N-methylcarbamoylsulfamoyl]benzoate

# EFSA BRIEFS

  • Safety and efficacy of Lactobacillus buchneri NRRL B-50733 as a silage additive for all animal species
  • Safety and efficacy of Levucell® SC (Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-1077) as a feed additive for dairy cows, cattle for fattening, minor ruminant species and camelids
  • Biological relevance of the magnitude of effects (considering mortality, sub-lethal and reproductive effects) observed in studies with amphibians and reptiles in view of population level impacts on amphibians and reptiles
  • Machine Learning Techniques applied in risk assessment related to food safety
  • Public consultation on the active substance ethoprophos
  • 17th Emerging Risks Exchange Network meeting


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