IEU MONITORING: Environment Telegram 16 Apr 2018

Our telegram headlines today*: 


  • Circular economy: EP plenary vote +++ 
  • S&Ds lead the transition to a Circular Economy, towards zero-waste +++ 


  • Air quality: EU action reduces pollution from shipping in European coastlines, cities and ports +++ 


  • EU Commission Answer - Response to the European Parliament resolution on asbestos - E-000862/2018 +++ 


  • UBA issues recommendations to fight micropollutants in water bodies +++ 


  • EU Commission Answer - Access to product safety studies on chemical products - E-000667/2018


  • Plant protection products authorisation: committee debate with Commission, EFSA - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides
  • EU Commission Answer - Use of glyphosate - E-000632/2018
  • EU Commission Answer - Pesticide use and sensitive areas - E-000431/2018
  • EU Commission Answer - Non-toxic environment strategy - E-000441/2018


  • Cosmetics users [What Europe does for me] - EP Research Service


  • CELEX:52018PC0179: Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain amending Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 [on general food law], Directive 2001/18/EC [on the deliberate release into the environment of GMOs], Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 [on GM food and feed], Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 [on feed additives], Regulation (EC) No 2065/2003 [on smoke flavourings], Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 [on food contact materials], Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 [on the common authorisation procedure for food additives, food enzymes and food flavourings], Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 [on plant protection products] and Regulation (EU) No 2015/2283 [on novel foods]


  • DG ENV
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on implementation and compliance with the sulphur standards for marine fuels set out in Directive (EU) 2016/802 relating to a reduction in the sulphur content of certain liquid fuels


  • Amendments 001-001 - Implementation of the 7th Environment Action Programme - A8-0059/2018(001-001)
  • Amendments 002-002 - Implementation of the 7th Environment Action Programme - A8-0059/2018(002-002)
  • Amendments 003-006 - Implementation of the 7th Environment Action Programme - A8-0059/2018(003-006)
  • Amendments 035-035 - Directive 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 - A8-0013/2017(035-035)/rev1 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Amendments 053-053 - Directive amending Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste - A8-0031/2017(053-053)/rev1 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Amendments 254-254 - Directive amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste - A8-0034/2017(254-254) - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • EU Commission Answer - Military exercises in natural areas protected by the Natura 2000 network - E-001156/2018


  • CM 2326 2018 INIT Working Party on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Cm 2262 2018 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Climate change)
  • Cm 2054 2018 Rev 1 Working Party on Financial Agricultural Questions (AGRIFIN)
  • St 7830 2018 Init Outcome of proceedings of the meeting of the Working Party on Forestry (4-5 April 2018)
  • Cm 2388 2018 Init Working Party on Forestry
  • St 7939 2018 Init COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS with a view to the participation of the European Union and its Member States in the Thirteenth Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF 13) - Council conclusions
  • St 7836 2018 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from and fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles - Analysis of the final compromise text with a view to agreement


  • SCHEER - Minutes of the Working Group meeting on Guidance on the benefit-risk assessment of the presence of phthalates in certain medical devices of 19 March 2018


  • Pest categorisation of Apiosporina morbosa 16 April 2018


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