IEU MONITORING: Environment Telegram 20 Feb 2018


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#  CIRCULAR ECONOMY: 

  • Opening speeches by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Bieńkowska at the Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference +++ 
  • Opening Keynote Speech of Frans Timmermans at the Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference +++ 
  • An Industrial Ambition for the Circular Economy - Speech by Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska at the 2018 Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference 

#  POLAND: 

  • According to Advocate General Bot, the forestry management decisions taken by Poland concerning the Natura 2000 Puszcza Białowieska site infringe EU law - Those decisions are necessarily liable to result in a deterioration of the breeding sites of the protected species +++ 
  • SPD: EuGH-Generalanwalt plädiert für hohes Zwangsgeld gegen Polen wegen Holzeinschlags: "Europas letzten Urwald retten" - Susanne Melior +++ 
  • Die Grünen/EFA: Generalanwalt zur Bialowieza-Abholzung: Ein letztes Signal an Polen +++ 
  • WWF: Logging of Białowieża Forest illegal, confirms Advocate General of EU Court 

#  COSMETICS

  • Animal testing of cosmetics: MEPs call for worldwide ban
  • S&Ds promote a global ban on animal testing in cosmetics
  • SPD: Umweltpolitiker des EU-Parlaments fordern weltweites Verbot von Tierversuchen in der Kosmetikindustrie: "Schönheit ohne Leid" - Susanne Melior

# BIOECONOMY

  • EU Commission Consultation Update of the 2012 Bioeconomy Strategy

# EEA

  • EEA: Overview of national adaptation strategies and plans and monitoring, reporting and evaluation systems in Europe

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../... amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead in cermet-based trimmer potentiometer elements
  • COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../... amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead in solders for the soldering to machined through hole discoidal and planar array ceramic multilayer capacitors
  • COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../... amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for certain electrical and electronic components containing lead in glass or ceramic

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 1647 2018 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Synergies/Int. Chemicals)
  • St 5948 2018 Init Regulation (EC) No 401/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the European Environment Agency and the European Environment Information and Observation Network (Codified version)
  • St 5916 2018 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
  • St 6142 2018 Init Greening the European Semester = Exchange of views
  • St 5914 2018 Rev 1 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste = Analysis of the final compromise text with a view to agreement
  • St 6155 2018 Init Communications on delivering on the Circular Economy Action Plan: a) European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy b) Monitoring Framework for the Circular Economy c) Implementation of the Circular Economy package: options to address the Interface between Chemical, Product and Waste legislation = Exchange of views
  • St 5915 2018 Cor 1 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste - Analysis of the final compromise text with a view to agreement

# SCHEER BRIEFS

  • SCHEER - Minutes of the Working Group Meeting on fuel marker of 9 February 2018
  • SCHEER - Minutes of the Working Group Meeting on potential risks to human health of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) of 5-6 February 2018

# EFSA BRIEFS

  • 74th Plenary meeting of the CEF Panel 7 March 2018
  • Public consultation on the active substance chloropicrin 22 April 2018


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