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IEU Monitoring during the summer break: weekly summaries each Friday

Dear Reader,

During the rest of August, we expect less EU documents to be published by the European institutions. Therefore, the IEU Monitoring is switching to weekly summaries of EU documents, from August 13 - 24, 2018, published each Friday (August 17 and 24).

Nevertheless, we are in alert mode in case of unexpected events comping up and will keep you up-to-date.

Enjoy reading - but also enjoy your summer vacation.

Your IEU Monitoring & IEU Agenda team

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IEU Environment Telegram 25 July 2018

Our telegram headlines today*:  

GMO: 

  • EU Court: Organisms obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs and are, in principle, subject to the obligations laid down by the GMO Directive +++ 

GMO REACTIONS: 

  • The Greens/EFA: Gene editing techniques are GMOs says EU Court of Justice - Time to put them aside and finally invest in true innovation +++ 
  • Die Grünen/EFA: EuGH-Urteil zu neuen Züchtungsverfahren wie CRISPR/CAS - Keine Unsicherheiten im Umgang mit Gentechnik zulassen +++ 
  • Auch neue Gentechnik ist Gentechnik - S&D / SPD +++ 
  • Unkontrollierte Freisetzungen genmanipulierter Pflanzen wird es nicht geben - SPD-Bundestagsfraktion +++ 
  • Mehr Klarheit bei neuen Züchtungstechnologien - EuGH fällt lang erwartetes Urteil - CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion +++ 
  • Stellungnahme von Bundesumweltministerin Schulze zum EuGH-Urteil zur Gentechnik +++ 
  • Hessens Umweltministerin Priska Hinz: "Hessen bleibt gentechnikfrei! Und Europa auch - dafür hat der EuGH heute die Weichen gestellt" +++ 
  • Rheinland-Pfalz: Umweltministerin Höfken begrüßt Entscheidung des EUGH zur Kennzeichnungspflicht von genetisch modifizierten Lebensmitteln +++ 
  • BUND: EuGH-Grundsatzurteil zu neuer Gentechnik: Bundesregierung muss jetzt Koalitionsversprechen einlösen +++ 

FOREST FIRES

  • EU mobilises further support for devastating fires in Greece

PLASTICS

  • EP Draft report - Reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment - PE 623.714v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

PESTICIDES

  • EFSA: The 2016 European Union report on pesticide residues in food
  • EFSA: Pesticides in food: latest figures remain steady

BISPHENOL A

  • EU Commission: Answer - Bisphenol A in varnishes and coatings - P-003320/2018

ESSENTIAL OILS

  • EU Commission Answer - Products containing essential oils - E-002822/2018

CARCINOGENS & MUTAGENS

  • EU Commission Answer - Protection of workers against carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic substances and workplace inspections - E-002679/2018
  • EU Commission Answer - Use of asbestos by European companies - E-002825/2018

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

  • EU Commission: Public consultation addressing the interface between chemical, product and waste legislation
  • WKÖ zur Konsultation zur Regelung der Schnittstelle zwischen Chemikalien-, Produkt- und Abfallrecht – Ziele zur Kreislaufwirtschaft müssen ökonomisch und ökologisch sinnvoll sein
  • EESC: European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform
  • How do we make Circular Economy a reality? New brochure! - ECOS (European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation)

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 10450 2018 Init 3627 Environment

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Re‐evaluation of sodium ferrocyanide (E 535), potassium ferrocyanide (E 536) and calcium ferrocyanide (E 538) as food additives
  • 112th Plenary meeting of the AHAW Panel
  • Call for data relevant to the safety assessment of Astaxanthin in the framework of Regulation 2283/2015
  • Symbiosal® and lowering of blood pressure and reduced risk of hypertension: evaluation of a health claim pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006
  • Safety assessment of the process ‘Linpac’, based on Linpac super clean technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials
  • Assessment of genetically modified cotton GHB614 × T304‐40 × GHB119 for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐NL‐2014‐122)
  • Assessment of genetically modified maize 1507 × NK603 for renewal of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐008)

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