IEU Environment Telegram 17 July 2018

Our telegram headlines today*: 

NANOMATERIALS: 

  • ECHA: Study identifies key parameters for carrying out reliable market studies on nanomaterials +++ 

SDG: 

  • Progress has been made, but ‘not at a sufficient speed to realize the SDGs’: UN ECOSOC President +++ 
  • Eurostat: Smarter, greener, more inclusive? - How is the European Union progressing towards its Europe 2020 targets? - EU mostly on track. Research & development and poverty alleviation lagging behind +++ 
  • S&D/SPD: „Nachhaltigkeit muss Leitprinzip unserer Politik sein“ - EU muss Führungsrolle einnehmen +++ 

PLASTICS: 

  • EP Draft opinion - Reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment - PE 623.923v01-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

REACH

  • EU Commission Answer - Commission's commitment to reducing and replacing animal tests: REACH - P-003098/2018

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • Report on the implementation of the Water Framework Directive River Basin Management Plans. Member State: Spain accompanying the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council "The Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive: Actions towards the 'good status' of EU water and to reduce flood risks"
  • Report on the implementation of the Water Framework Directive River Basin Management Plans. Member State: Greece accompanying the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council "The Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive: Actions towards the 'good status' of EU water and to reduce flood risks"

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Update of the list of QPS‐recommended biological agents intentionally added to food or feed as notified to EFSA 8: suitability of taxonomic units notified to EFSA until March 2018
  • Updated quantitative risk assessment (QRA) of the BSE risk posed by processed animal protein (PAP)
  • Call for technical and toxicological data on guar gum (E 412) for uses in foods for all population groups including infants below 16 weeks of age
  • Public consultation on the active substance fludioxonil

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