INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 19 Oct 2017


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# AARHUS CONVENTION: 

  • Implementing the Aarhus Convention, Access to justice in environmental matters [Policy Podcast] - EP Research Service 

# PESTICIDES: 

  • S&Ds make public health the priority and want the EU to phase out glyphosate +++ 
  • MEPs demand Commission U-turn on glyphosate - GUE/NGL +++ 
  • La France - Assemblée nationale: Proposition de résolution n° 300 - Préservation des insectes pollinisateurs et moratoire sur les pesticides de la famille des néonicotinoïdes et des phénylpyrazoles +++ 
  • Setting the record straight on false accusations: Dr C. Portier’s work on glyphosate and IARC - Corporate Europe Observatory 

# FERTILISERS

  • Highlights - Fertlising products: vote in Plenary - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

# PLASTICS

  • Dem Plastik auf der Spur - Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

# REACH

  • St 13395 2017 Init COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending the Appendices to Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards CMR substances
  • St 13395 2017 Add 1 ANNEX to the COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of xxx amending the Appendices to Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards CMR substances

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENVIRONMENT
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, at the twentieth ordinary meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the protection of the marine environment and the coastal region of the Mediterranean, with regard to a proposal for amending Annex II to the Protocol concerning specially protected areas and biological diversity in the Mediterranean
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... prohibiting the introduction into the Union of specimens of certain species of wild fauna and flora

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Publications - Roll call votes : 2017 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • ST 13030 2017 INIT 3565th Council meeting Environment Luxembourg, 13 October 2017
  • ST 13314 2017 INIT  Sustainable soil management - Exchange of views
  • ST 13118 2017 INIT Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the review of implementation of Regulation (EC)No 122/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on 25 November 2009 on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS) and the Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the EU Ecolabel - Comments from delegations on EMAS
  • ST 13033 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 (first reading) - Adoption of the legislative act
  • ST 13260 2017 INIT Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, and 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste = Preparation for the trilogue
  • CM 4579 2017 INIT Working Party on the Environment
  • CM 4621 2017 INIT Working Party on International Environment Issues (Int. Chemicals) (afternoon only)
  • CM 4619 2017 INIT Working Party on International Environment Issues (Basel/Synergies) (morning only)
  • CM 4553 2017 INIT Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE and other regional issues)

# EFSA BRIEFS

  • Safety of dried aerial parts of Hoodia parviflora as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 258/97
  • Outcome of the Public Consultation on the draft EFSA Guidance Document for predicting environmental concentrations of active substances of plant protection products and transformation products of these active substances in soil
  • EFSA Guidance Document for predicting environmental concentrations of active substances of plant protection products and transformation products of these active substances in soil 
  • Self-registration and single sign-on for the R4EU Platform


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