IEU Environment Telegram 20 May 2020

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NANOMATERIALS: 

  • ECHA: Are nanomaterials getting under your skin? +++ 

BIODIVERSITY: 

  • Reinforcing Europe's resilience: halting biodiversity loss and building a healthy and sustainable food system +++ 
  • EU Commission Q&A: EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 - Bringing nature back into our lives +++ 
  • EU Commission Q&A: Farm to Fork Strategy - building a healthy and fully sustainable food system +++ 
  • Opening Remarks by Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans at the Press Conference on the Biodiversity Strategy and the Farm to Fork Strategy +++ 
  • Remarks delivered by Commissioner Sinkevičius at the Press Conference on the adoption of the Biodiversity Strategy and the Farm to Fork Strategy +++ 
  • Remarks delivered by Commissioner Kyriakides at the Press Conference on the adoption of the Biodiversity Strategy and the Farm to Fork Strategy +++ 
  • Statement von Bundesministerin Julia Klöckner zur Farm-to-Fork-Strategie und zur Biodiversitätsstrategie der EU-Kommission
  • Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies: Raising Europe’s level of ambition - EP ENVI Committee
  • Farm to Fork: The strategy can only succeed if the voice of farmers is heard - EP AGRI Committee
  • EU Commission must measure all consequences of Farm to Fork
  • EVP/CDU: Kommission stellt Strategien zu Biodiversität und Farm-to-Fork vor
  • S&Ds: We welcome the EU Commission’s strategy on biodiversity. We need binding conservation and restoration objectives, limits to pesticide use and better mainstreaming of biodiversity
  • S&D/SPD: Farm-to-Fork-Strategie – Label ersetzen keine Lebensmittelstandards
  • Statement von New Europe/FDP zur Bioversität
  • Die Grünen/EFA: Einschätzung zur EU-Biodiversitätsstrategie und Farm-to-Fork-Stragtegie: Es geht um die Sicherung unserer Lebensgrundlagen!
  • ECR Group has strong reservations about how the Farm to Fork strategy would work in practice
  • GUE/NGL: Farm to Fork strategy must phase-out pesticides and tackle meat consumption
  • WWF: Aufbruch zu Naturschutz und nachhaltiger Landwirtschaft
  • BUND begrüßt EU-Strategien für mehr Naturschutz und eine umweltfreundliche Landwirtschaft
  • NABU: EU-Biodiversitätsstrategie ist wichtige Blaupause für den Schutz des Planeten
  • EEB: EU nature and farming plans welcomed by green groups
  • EuroCommerce: Farm-to-Fork – helpful step on the road to sustainable supply chains after COVID
  • VKU zur EU-Strategie zur Stärkung des Artenschutzes und die «Vom Hof auf den Tisch»-Strategie 
  • AmCham EU: Farm to Fork strategy sets the path towards a more sustainable agro-food system in Europe

SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19

  • EU-funded research project brings new rapid diagnostic to the market
  • Covid-19: debate with Dr Michael J. Ryan from WHO - Committee on Development

BIOLOGICAL AGENTS

  • Protection of workers from biological agents: how to classify COVID-19

MARINE LITTER

  • Federal Environment Ministry launches call for funding under grant programme against marine litter

OSHA BRIEFS

  • Worker Survey on Exposure to Cancer Risk Factors

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Public consultation on a draft Guidance for consideration and parameterisation of photo transformation compounds in groundwater simulations in the exposure assessment of plant protection products - deadline: 1 July 2020
  • 17th plenary meeting of the FAF Panel - 20 October 2020
  • Safety assessment of the process Veolia URRC used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials
  • Safety assessment of the substance phosphoric acid, mixed esters with 2‐hydroxyethyl methacrylate, for use in food contact materials
  • Statement on the safety and efficacy of perlite for ruminants and poultry
  • Safety evaluation of the food enzyme phospholipase A1 from the genetically modified Aspergillus niger strain NZYM‐FP
  • Commodity risk assessment of Acer spp. plants from New Zealand
  • Guidance for reporting 2020 avian influenza data

EU DELEGATED ACTS

  • COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures was adopted by the European Commission. It is based on Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (Text with EEA relevance) . For more information please consult the Register of Delegated Acts https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/regdel/#/delegatedActs/1481 

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • ST 8066 2020 INIT Appointment of seven members of the Management Board of the European Food Safety Authority
  • ST 8130 2020 INIT COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fertilisers for the purpose of including a new type of EC fertilisers in Annex I
  • ST 8130 2020 ADD 1 ANNEX to Commission Regulation (EU) .../... amending Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fertilisers for the purpose of including a new type of EC fertilisers in Annex I (Text with EEA relevance)
  • ST 8127 2020 INIT COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... of 19.5.2020 amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures
  • ST 8127 2020 ADD 1 ANNEX to the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) ../.. amending for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENV
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 Bringing nature back into our lives

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