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IEU Environment Telegram 2 July 2020

Our telegram headlines today*: 

ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY: 

  • Environmental liability:  AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, CYPRUS, CZECHIA, DENMARK, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, IRELAND, ITALY, MALTA, THE NETHERLANDS, SPAIN, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA and SWEDEN asked to expand the range of parties entitled to request action by national authorities +++ 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT : 

  • Environmental Impact Assessment: the Commission is calling on IRELAND to carry out environmental impact assessments for peat extraction +++ 

INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION: 

  • CROATIA called to improve the protection against pollution arising from industrial activities +++ 
  • EU Commission urges GREECE to correctly apply EU pollution laws +++ 

DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

  • Prevention of major accidents involving dangerous substances: the Commission calls on BULGARIA, HUNGARY and FINLAND to improve their national rules

AIR POLLUTION

  • EU Commission calls on ITALY and LUXEMBOURG to adopt national air pollution control programmes
  • EU Commission urges HUNGARY, DENMARK and MALTA to improve their rules against air pollution
  • EU Commission calls on SWEDEN to correct its domestic rules on air quality monitoring
  • EU Commission calls on ROMANIA to fully implement EU rules on industrial installations permits

WATER POLLUTION

  • EU Commission urges BELGIUM to protect its waters from nitrate pollution
  • EU Commission is calling on SPAIN to protect its waters from nitrate pollution

RECYCLING

  • EU Commission urges ITALY to comply with EU rules on ship recycling

NATURE PROTECTION

  • EU Commission asks ROMANIA and SPAIN to take the necessary steps to protect and manage their Natura 2000 networks
  • EU Commission is calling on ROMANIA to combat illegal logging and better protect forests in its Natura 2000 sites
  • EU Commission asks BULGARIA to take the necessary steps to protect and manage its Natura 2000 networks
  • Commission decides to refer SLOVAKIA to the Court of Justice of the EU over failure to assess the impact of sanitary logging on Natura 2000 sites and failure to take measures for the protection of a bird species
  • EU Commission decides to refer IRELAND to the Court of Justice of the EU over failure to take appropriate conservation measures

NOISE

  • EU Commission decides to refer PORTUGAL and SLOVAKIA to the Court of Justice of the EU for their failure to map noise and draw up noise action plans

FOOD

  • EU Commission urges BULGARIA to correctly apply EU rules on the marketing of natural mineral water and spring water
  • EU Commission urges ROMANIA to correctly apply EU rules on hygiene rules for food
  • EU Commission urges CZECHIA to correctly apply EU rules on the performance of official controls

BIODIVERSITY

  • Connecting protected areas with green infrastructure would strengthen Europe’s ecosystems - eea
  • Die Grünen/EFA: Verbinden was zusammen gehört - mehr grüne Infrastruktur für Europa

COVID-19 SPECIAL

  • ECDC releases new Risk Assessment on resurgence of reported COVID-19 cases in EU/EEA and UK
  • EU Commission prolongs EU State aid rules and adopts targeted adjustments to mitigate impact of coronavirus outbreak

EFSA BRIEFS

  • 151st Plenary meeting of the FEEDAP Panel event date: 26 January 2021
  • 152nd Plenary meeting of the FEEDAP Panel event date: 16 March 2021
  • 153rd Plenary meeting of the FEEDAP Panel event date: 5 May 2021
  • 154th Plenary meeting of the FEEDAP Panel event date: 22 June 2021
  • 155th Plenary meeting of the FEEDAP Panel event date: 28 September 2021
  • 156th Plenary meeting of the FEEDAP Panel event date: 9 November 2021
  • 157th Plenary meeting of the FEEDAP Panel event date: 9 December 2021
  • Modelling the impact of monoclonal antibodies and vaccines on the reduction of antimicrobial resistance - deadline: 17 July 2021
  • Review of the existing maximum residue levels for amisulbrom according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005
  • Guidance for reporting 2020 surveillance data on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE)

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENV
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on a standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute as regards ecodesign and energy labelling requirements for household dishwashers, household washing machines and household washer-dryers in support of Commission Regulations (EU) 2019/2022 and (EU) 2019/2023 and Commission Delegated Regulations (EU) 2019/2017 and (EU) 2019/2014

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