IEU Environment Telegram 20 March 2019

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OCEAN GOVERNANCE: 

  • High-level conference – more than 1000 people gather in EP to support strong EU ocean policy +++ 

WASTE: 

  • EU Commission Answer to a written question - Presence of hexavalent chromium in groundwater at Terni and the area containing waste dumps and Thyssen Krupp facilities known as Pentima-Valle (Terni) - E-000538/2019(ASW) +++ 

PLASTICS: 

  • EP At a Glance - Reducing marine litter from plastics - 20-03-2019 +++ 

FERTILISERS

  • At a Glance - CE-marked fertilising products - 20-03-2019

CARCINOGENS & MUTAGENS

  • EP At a Glance - Protecting workers against carcinogens and mutagens: Third proposal - 20-03-2019

SOIL

  • Global Soil Erosion - European Union Open Data Portal
  • Copper distribution in topsoils in the European Union -  European Union Open Data Portal

FOOD

  • EU Commission Answer to a written question - Effective EU control system for food safety in relation to the meat scandal in Poland - P-000789/2019(ASW)
  • EU Commission Answer to a written question - Chemical hazards in our food - E-000299/2019(ASW)

LIFE

  • LIFE programme – Coreper confirms common understanding reached with Parliament

WATER PROTECTION

  • Industrial waste water treatment pressures on environment
  • Industrial emissions to water decreased in Europe but current levels are still a challenge for European waters

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 2205 2019 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Basel Convention)
  • Cm 2218 2019 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Int.
  • Cm 2229 2019 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biodiversity) (morning only)
  • Cm 2218 2019 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Int. Chemicals / Synergies)
  • Cm 2250 2019 Init Working Party on Forestry
  • Cm 2240 2019 Init Working Party on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • St 7687 2019 Init The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sport dimension: draft contribution to the 2030 Agenda Working Party - Final agreed contribution
  • St 7692 2019 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on disclosures relating to sustainable investments and sustainability risks and amending Directive (EU) 2016/2341 - Opinion of the Economic and Social Committee
  • St 7672 2019 Init Clean Planet for all: A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy - agricultural aspects - Exchange of views
  • St 5969 2019 Init
  • COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on forest law enforcement, governance and trade - Adoption

ECHA BRIEFS

  • Public Consultations-Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4), Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5), dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6)
  • Public Consultations-Formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers
  • Public Consultations-microplastics

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for pyridaben in tomatoes and aubergines
  • Modification of the existing maximum residue level for cyprodinil in Florence fennel
  • Safety and efficacy of Cinergy® Life B3 HiCon (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens NRRL B‐50508, B. amyloliquefaciens NRRL B‐50509 and Bacillus subtilis NRRL B‐50510) as a feed additive for pigs for fattening and minor porcine species

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