IEU Environment Telegram 10 September 2020

Our telegram headlines today*: 

URBAN WASTE WATER: 

  • Urban waste water: improvement in collection and treatment across the EU helps reducing pollution in the environment +++ 
  • Urban waste water: 10th Report on Implementation +++ 

COVID-19 SPECIAL: 

  • Coronavirus Global Response: WHO and EU Commission launch the Facilitation Council to strengthen global collaboration +++ 

GREEN POLICIES: 

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Croatia and green policies - E-004026/2020(ASW) +++ 

NITRATES

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Derogation from the limits laid down in the Nitrates Directive - E-004417/2020(ASW)

BIODIVERSITY

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Biodiversity of agricultural land and the contribution of the Common Agricultural Policy - E-003674/2020(ASW)

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Further questions about the new Circular Economy Action Plan - E-004059/2020(ASW)

MINERAL SUPPLY

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Human rights risks in the mineral supply chains of ICT and electronic products - E-003605/2020(ASW)

EU COMMISSION REGISTRY

  • DG ENV
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Tenth report on the implementation status and programmes for implementation (as required by Article 17 of Council Directive 91/271/EEC, concerning urban waste water treatment)
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Accompanying the document REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Tenth report on the implementation status and programmes for implementation (as required by Article 17 of Council Directive 91/271/EEC concerning urban waste water treatment)
  • DG GROW
    • Critical Raw Materials Resilience: Charting a Path towards greater Security and Sustainability
    • Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials - factsheet
    • Critical Raw Materials for Strategic Technologies and Sectors in the EU - A Foresight Study
    • Critical Raw Materials for Strategic Technologies and Sectors in the EU - A Foresight Study
    • Study on the EU's list of Critical Raw Materials (2020)

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTRY

  • Minutes - Thursday, 28 May 2020 - PE652.580v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs , Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • DRAFT OPINION on the effects of climate change on human rights and the role of the environmental defenders on this matter - PE655.977v01-00
  • Minutes - Monday, 13 July 2020 - PE655.916v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Minutes - Tuesday, 14 July 2020 - PE655.910v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Minutes - Monday, 6 July 2020 - PE655.857v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 10 September 2020 - 09:00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

EU COUNCIL REGISTRY

  • CM 3463 2020 INIT Informal videoconference of the members of the Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE Espoo) (morning only)
  • ST 10579 2020 INIT Digitalisation for the Benefit of the Environment Draft Council conclusions

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Updated peer review of the pesticide risk assessment for the active substance dithianon in light of confirmatory data submitted

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