IEU Environment Telegram 19 December 2018

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ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING: 

  • Alignment of environmental reporting obligations: Presidency reaches provisional deal with Parliament +++ 

PLASTICS: 

  • Parliament and Council agree on drastic cuts to plastic pollution of the environment - EP release +++ 
  • EU Council on Single-use plastics: Presidency reaches provisional agreement with Parliament +++ 
  • Single-use plastics: EU Commission welcomes ambitious agreement on new rules to reduce marine litter +++ 
  • Bundesumweltministerin Svenja Schulze zum Verbot von Einwegplastik +++ 
  • EPP Group: New EU rules on single-use plastics drive growth and jobs +++ 
  • EVP/CDU: EU beschließt Maßnahmen gegen Plastikmüll - Besteck, Teller und andere Produkte aus Plastik verboten +++ 
  • EVP/CDU II: Statement zur Trilog-Einigung über ein Verbot von Einwegplastik +++ 
  • S&Ds are determinant in brokering an ambitious deal to reduce plastic marine pollution +++ 
  • Europa-SPD begrüßt Maßnahmen gegen Einwegkunststoff: "Weniger Plastik in Supermarktregalen und Meeren" +++ 
  • Greens/EFA: EU bans single-use plastics in an early Christmas present for the planet +++ 
  • Die Grünen/EFA zu Einwegplastik: Weihnachtsgeschenk für Umwelt und Menschen +++ 
  • Eurocommerce on plastics: retailers and wholesalers support action, but still concerned at broadened producer responsibility +++ 

WASTE

  • EU tackles plastic and other waste ending up in the sea: Council approves agreement on port reception facilities

GMO

  • EU Commission authorises two genetically modified products for food and feed use

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 15357 2018 Init COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Environment)
  • St 15358 2018 Init COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Environment)
  • Cm 5858 2018 Init Working Party on Forestry
  • St 15312 2018 Init Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing a Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1293/2013 - Outcome of the European Parliament's proceedings (Strasbourg, 10 to 13 December 2018)
  • St 15763 2018 Init United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (TEIA COP 10) (Geneva, 4-6 December 2018) - Information from the Presidency and the Commission
  • St 15741 2018 Init Outcome of the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP 2) (Geneva, 19 - 23 November 2018) - Information from the Presidency and the Commission
  • St 15703 2018 Init Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast) Revised Presidency compromise text
  • St 15700 2018 Rev 1 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 17-29 November 2018) • COP 14 to the CBD • COP-MOP 9 serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety • COP MOP 3 serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing - Information from the Presidency and the Commission
  • St 15183 2018 Rev 1 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships, repealing Directive 2000/59/EC and amending Directive 2009/16/EC and Directive 2010/65/EU Analysis of the final compromise text with a view to agreement
  • St 15183 2018 Add 1 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships, repealing Directive 2000/59/EC and amending Directive 2009/16/EC and Directive 2010/65/EU Analysis of the final compromise text with a view to agreement

SCHEER BRIEFS

  • SCHEER - Minutes of the Working Group Meeting on emerging risks of 11 September 2018
  • SCHEER - Minutes of the Working Group Meeting on fuel marker of 22 November 2018

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Data sources on animal diseases: Methodology on mapping the data sources on animal diseases in European Union Member States
  • Workshop on Avian Influenza
  • Outcome of the consultation with Member States, the applicant and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment for mesotrione in light of confirmatory data
  • Pest categorisation of Cronartium spp. (non‐EU)
  • Pest categorisation of Grapholita inopinata
  • Pest categorisation of Gymnosporangium spp. (non‐EU)
  • Second European conference on Xylella fastidiosa: save the date

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