INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 10 Oct 2017


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# PESTICIDES: 

  • EU Commission: EU countries should use pesticides more sustainably +++ 
  • EU Parliament: Monsanto papers and glyphosate: lessons for the EU  +++ 
  • S&D: EU Commission has to clarify the Monsanto papers before the reauthorisation of glyphosate +++ 
  • Monsanto Papers hearing at EU Parliament to lift lid on flawed EU pesticide approval process - Corporate Europe Observatory 

# UNITED KINGDOM: 

  • Research and analysis: Hazard assessment of chemicals used in oil and gas well development +++ 
  • Research and analysis: Emissions of methane from abandoned onshore oil and gas wells +++ 
  • Research and analysis: Minimising risks from fluid reinjection to deep geological formations +++ 
  • Research and analysis: Developing DNA techniques to identify freshwater invertebrates for environmental monitoring +++ 
  • Research and analysis: Landfill methane oxidation techniques 

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • ST 12997 2017 INIT Outcome of the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP 1) (Geneva, 24-29 September 2017) - Information from the Presidency and the Commission
  • ST 12743 2017 INIT Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment - Outcome of the European Parliament's first reading (Strasbourg, 2 to 5 October 2017)
  • ST 12930 2017 INIT  Sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP 6) to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention), (Budva, Montenegro, 11–13 September 2017) - Joint High-Level Segment under the Meetings of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention and its Protocol on PRTRs, (Budva, Montenegro, 14 September 2017) - Third session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOPP 3) to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers, (Budva, Montenegro, 15 September 2017) = Information from the Presidency and the Commission

# EFSA BRIEFS

  • Modification of the existing maximum residue level for tefluthrin in carrots


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