IEU Environment Telegram 17 September 2020

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EU GREEN DEAL: 

  • European Green Deal Call: €1 billion investment to boost the green and digital transition +++ 
  • EU Green Deal Webinar with Vestager +++ 
  • EU Commission Consultation: EU Green Deal (carbon border adjustment mechanism) +++ 

COVID-19 SPECIAL: 

  • COVID-19: Member states need to harmonise health assessments and measures +++ 
  • MEPs approve €6.2 billion to tackle crisis and speed up vaccine deployment +++ 
  • Renew Europe on Covid-19 crisis: additional credits to finance a vaccine and help regions deal with the recession +++ 
  • EU Commission approves €44 billion Italian recapitalisation scheme to support large companies affected by coronavirus outbreak +++ 

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

  • VKU zur Novelle des Kreislaufwirtschaftsgesetzes: Bundestag sorgt zu Recht für juristische "Waffengleichheit" und stärkt Daseinsvorsorge und Verbraucher
  • VKU zum Batteriegesetz vor Bundestagsbeschluss: Umweltausschuss bessert mit Änderungsanträgen nach

PESTICIDES

  • Unverbindlicher Hintergrund zu den Schlussanträgen C-499/18 P Bayer CropScience und Bayer vs Kommission (Bienengesundheit: Beschränkungen für Pestizide)

PHARMA POLLUTION

  • EU Parliament wants the EU to tackle pharmaceutical pollution
  • EP Text adopted - Strategic approach to pharmaceuticals in the environment - P9_TA-PROV(2020)0226 - Thursday, 17 September 2020 - Brussels - Provisional edition

PFAS

  • PFAS in food: EFSA assesses risks and sets tolerable intake
  • Outcome of a public consultation on the draft risk assessment of perfluoroalkyl substances in food
  • Risk to human health related to the presence of perfluoroalkyl substances in food

EU COUNCIL REGISTRY

  • ST 10801 2020 INIT Council Decision appointing Member of the Management Board of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) - Adoption
  • ST 10771 2020 INIT COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 laying down specifications for food additives listed in Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards specifications for titanium dioxide (E 171)
  • ST 10771 2020 ADD 1 ANNEX to the COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 laying down specifications for food additives listed in Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards specifications for titanium dioxide (E 171)

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Review of the existing maximum residue levels for Streptomyces lydicus strain WYEC 108 according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005
  • Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance Purpureocillium lilacinum strain 251
  • Report of the Advisory Forum Task Force on Data Collection and Data Modelling

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