IEU Environment Telegram 23 April 2020

Our telegram headlines today*: 

EFSA: 

  • Protecting Europe’s plants: pest survey cards go digital - EFSA +++ 

SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19: 

  • Statement by EU Commission President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel, following the EU Leaders' videoconference on coronavirus of 23 April 2020 +++ 
  • The EU and 21 other WTO Members pledge to ensure well-functioning global food supply chains +++ 
  • EU Commission hosts a European hackathon to develop innovative solutions to fight the outbreak +++ 
  • Medical Devices Regulation: Commission welcomes Council support to prioritise the fight against coronavirus +++ 
  • EU Commission approves Dutch guarantee scheme of up to €10 billion to support the economy in context of coronavirus outbreak +++ 
  • EU Commission approves €7.8 billion Polish schemes to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak +++ 
  • EU Commission approves a €150 million Bulgarian scheme to support SMEs affected by coronavirus outbreak +++ 
  • Briefing - Coronavirus: Impact and challenges [What Think Tanks are thinking] - 23-04-2020 +++ 
  • Covid-19 crisis underscores need to address trade in fake pharmaceuticals, say OECD & EUIPO +++ 
  • EU-geförderte Firma BioNTech aus Mainz kann mit ersten Tests für COVID-19-Impfstoff in Deutschland beginnen
  • Christian Ehler (EVP/CDU): "Europas Forschungs- und Innovationsbudget reicht nicht aus"

ENVIRONMENTAL DISCLOSURE

  • ESAs consult on Environmental, Social and Governance disclosure rules

ANTIBIOTICAL RESISTANCE

  • At a Glance - What if we could fight antibiotic resistance with probiotics? - 23/4/2020

PESTICIDES

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - ‘Low-risk’ alternatives to pesticides in the EU - E-000767/2020(ASW)
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Impact of plant protection products on honeybees - E-000596/2020(ASW)

WASTEWATER

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Wastewater usage - E-001013/2020(ASW)

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Contradictions of an environment policy with no real future - E-000565/2020(ASW)

THE ARCTIC

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Commission policy on the Arctic - P-000937/2020(ASW)

EU OFFICIAL JOURNAL

  • OJ:JOC_2020_132_R_0005: Summary of European Commission Decisions on authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) (Published pursuant to Article 64(9) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (OJ L 396, 30.12.2006, p. 1.)) (Text with EEA relevance) 2020/C 132/05

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Draft agenda - Monday, 4 May 2020 - PE650.538v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • ST 7432 2020 INIT Seven members of the Management Board of the European Food Safety Authority: selection and voting procedure Endorsement

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