IEU Environment Telegram 21 April 2020

Our telegram headlines today*: 

SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19: 

  • EU Commission approves €200 million Irish scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak +++ 
  • EU Commission approves €2 billion Finnish public guarantee and subsidised loan scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak +++ 
  • EU Commission approves €2 billion Slovak employment aid scheme to preserve jobs and support the self-employed during the coronavirus outbreak +++ 
  • EU Commission approves €75.5 million Estonian schemes in the form of direct grants and payment advantages to support companies in coronavirus outbreak +++ 
  • EU mobilises help for Italy, Croatia and neighbouring countries +++ 
  • COVID-19: A coordinated EU health strategy needed, say MEPs +++ 
  • COVID-19: Open trade must ensure EU supply of essential medical tools, MEPs say +++ 
  • More ambition needed for EU recovery instruments, says majority of MEPs +++ 
  • Tracking mobile devices to fight coronavirus +++ 

FOOD

  • Global Report on Food Crises reveals scope of food crises as COVID-19 poses new risks to vulnerable countries

BIODIVERSITY

  • Study - Biodiversity as a Human Right and its implications for the EU’s External Action - PE 603.491 - Subcommittee on Human Rights

WASTE

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Waste management policy - E-000379/2020(ASW)
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Insufficient controls in Europe of shipments and discharges of hazardous waste – the polluter does not pay - E-000265/2020(ASW)

NATURE PROTECTION

  • EEA: Natura 2000 data - the European network of protected sites

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Answer to a written question - Environmental risks linked to the operation of the Salonit Anhovo cement works in Salona D’Isonzo, Sovenia - E-000676/2020(ASW)

SCCS BRIEFS

  • SCCS - Minutes of the Working Group Meeting on Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products of 8 April 2020

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Expert assistance with the analysis, interpretation and drafting of the 2019 annual report on surveillance for avian influenza in poultry and wild birds in Member States of the European Union - deadline: 4 May 2020
  • 150th Plenary meeting of the FEEDAP Panel - event date: 17 November 2020
  • Evaluation of an alternative method for production of biodiesel from processed fats derived from Category 1, 2 and 3 animal by‐products (submitted by College Proteins)

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