IEU Environment Telegram 3 October 2019

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EU COMMISSIONERS-DESIGNATE: 

  • EP Hearing of Commissioner-designate Virginijus Sinkevičius +++ 
  • EPP Group: Sinkevičius did not disappoint, he has potential +++ 
  • Christdemokaten unterstützen den ersten Vertreter der Generation Y als EU-Kommissar +++ 
  • Sinkevičius convinced Renew Europe with an ambitious plan for Europe’s Environment and Oceans +++ 

ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL: 

  • Environment ministers meet to define EU negotiating positions ahead of UN Climate Change Conference and to agree on promoting circular economy +++ 
  • Background brief of the Environment Council on 4 October 2019 +++ 
  • St 12498 2019 Init COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Environment) +++ 

THE ARCTIC: 

  • EU Arctic Forum: A unique opportunity to build on the achievements of the EU Arctic policy in recent years, +++ 
  • St 12645 2019 Init Draft Council conclusions on space solutions for a sustainable Arctic - Presidency text +++ 
  • Joint Statement by Federica Mogherini, Karmenu Vella and Ann Linde: The European Union’s long standing commitment to enhance sustainable international cooperation in the Arctic +++ 

WATER POLLUTION

  • Unverbindlicher Hintergrund zum EuGH-Urteil über die Rechte Einzelner bei Nitratbelastung von Gewässern

ECODESIGN

  • Digital Europe: The Future of Ecodesign

PESTICIDES

  • Outcome of the consultation with Member States, the applicant and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment for aluminium ammonium sulfate (approved as aluminium ammonium sulphate) in light of confirmatory data

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENV
    • COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures and correcting that Regulation

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Latest news - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 4212 2019 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE and other regional issues)
  • Cm 4185 2019 Init Working Party on the Environment
  • St 12458 2019 Rev 1 Union position on agenda items relating to environmental protection (EU restricted document) Transmission to the European Parliament
  • St 11347 2019 Rev 3 DRAFT COUNCIL DECISION requesting the Commission to submit a study on the Union’s options for addressing the legal situation of new plant breeding techniques taking into account the existing legal framework provided by Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and the Council and the Court of Justice’s judgment in Case C-528/16
  • St 12635 2019 Init COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the percentage of registration dossiers to be selected for compliance checking
  • St 10081 2019 Rev 1 8th Round of Mutual Evaluations - 'The practical implementation and operation of European policies on preventing and combating Environmental Crime' Report on UK
  • St 12588 2019 Init ANNEX IV to the Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing Horizon Europe – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, laying down its rules for participation and dissemination - Presidency compromise text
  • St 12689 2019 Init Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Case C-616/17 (Blaise) - Regulation 1107/2009 on plant protection products - glyphosate

ECHA BRIEFS

  • Call for evidence on possible restriction of lead in shot, bullets and fishing tackle
  • Public Consultations-Lead and its compounds

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Micro- and nano-plastics in our environment: Understanding exposures and impacts on human health
  • Outcome of the consultation with Member States, the applicant and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment for aluminium ammonium sulfate (approved as aluminium ammonium sulphate) in light of confirmatory data


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