IEU Environment Telegram 13 September 2018

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PLASTIC LITTER: 

  • MEPs propose ways to boost plastics recycling +++ 
  • EP Text adopted - A European Strategy for Plastics in a circular economy - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0352 - Thursday, 13 September 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ 
  • EU Commission Answer - Member State restrictions on plastics - P-004218/2018 +++ 
  • Amendments 9 - 267 - Reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment - PE 627.636v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy +++ 
  • Amendments 26 - 215 - Reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment - PE 626.782v01-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • EVP/CDU-Abgeordneter Karl-Heinz Florenz: "Plastik zu wertvoll zum Wegwerfen"
  • S&D/SPD: Plastikflut in Ozeanen eindämmen - Parlament fordert weitere Maßnahmen gegen Plastikmüll
  • Die Grünen/EFA zur EU-Strategie für Kunststoffe in der Kreislaufwirtschaft: „Plastikpest“ bekämpft man nicht mit Symbolpolitik
  • Retailers and wholesalers want to tackle plastic waste, but with focus on what will work best - Eurocommerce

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

  • EP Text adopted - Options to address the interface between chemical, product and waste legislation - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0353 - Thursday, 13 September 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Material use in the European Union: Towards a circular approach - EP Research Service

REACH

  • EU Commission Answer - Substance authorisation under the REACH Regulation - E-004067/2018

ROTTERDAM CONVENTION

  • 4 hazardous chemicals recommended to be listed in Rotterdam Convention annex

PESTICIDES

  • EP Text adopted - Implementation of the Plant Protection Products Regulation - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0356 - Thursday, 13 September 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • S&Ds call for more transparency in EU approval of pesticides to avoid another Glyphosate scandal
  • Die Grünen/EFA zum Überprüfungsbericht des EU-Parlaments: EU-Pflanzenschutzverordnung hat erhebliche Mängel

ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE

  • EP Text adopted - A European One Health Action Plan against Antimicrobial Resistance - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0354 - Thursday, 13 September 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Statement der EVP/CDU-Abgeordneten Renate Sommer zu Antibiotikaresistenzen
  • EU Commission Answer - The fight against antibiotic resistance - E-004179/2018

SPAIN

  • EP Think-tank: Briefing - Fact-finding visit to Spain - 19 - 21 September 2018 - 12-09-2018

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Amendments 28 - 80 - Alignment of reporting obligations in the field of environment policy - PE 627.599v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Amendments 1 - 72 - Disclosures relating to sustainable investments and sustainability risks - PE 627.577v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 9887 2018 Rev 3 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD): - Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 14) to the CBD - Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 9) - Third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and
  • St 12061 2018 Init COMMISSION DECISION of XXX establishing the EU Ecolabel criteria for graphic paper and the EU Ecolabel criteria for tissue paper and tissue products
  • St 12061 2018 Add 1 Annex to the Commission Decision of XXX establishing the EU Ecolabel criteria for graphic paper and the EU Ecolabel criteria for tissue paper and tissue products
  • St 12061 2018 Add 2 Annex to the Commission Decision of XXX establishing the EU Ecolabel criteria for graphic paper and the EU Ecolabel criteria for tissue paper and tissue products
  • Cm 4230 2018 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biosafety) (afternoon only)
  • Cm 4246 2018 Init Working Party on Financial Services (Sustainable Finance - Disclosure and low carbon benchmark proposals) (experts only)
  • Cm 4247 2018 Init Working Party on Financial Services (Sustainable Finance - Taxonomy) (Attachés + experts)
  • St 10430 2018 Rev 2 Preparations for the UNFCCC meetings in Katowice (2 - 14 December 2018) - Revised draft Council conclusions
  • St 12002 2018 Init Draft Council Conclusions on the EU Customs Action Plan to Combat IPR Infringements for the Years 2018 to 2022
  • Cm 4215 2018 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Int. Chemicals / Synergies)
  • Cm 4206 2018 Init Working Party on Technical Harmonisation (Fertilisers)
  • Cm 4213 2018 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Climate change) Working Party on International Environment Issues (Climate change/Biodiversity) joint meeting (16h00)
  • St 8379 2018 Rev 1 Evaluation report on the eighth round of mutual evaluations "the practical implementation and operation of European policies on preventing and combating environmental crime" - Report on Netherlands
  • St 11394 2018 Rev 2 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD): Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 14) to the CBD Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 9) Third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol

SCCS BRIEFS

  • SCCS - Minutes of the Working Group Meeting on Methodologies of 31 August 2018

EFSA BRIEFS

  • 3rd plenary meeting of the open CEP Panel
  • Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance azadirachtin (Margosa extract)

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