IEU Environment Telegram 13 October 2020

Our telegram headlines today*: 

ECHA: 

  • ECHA: Consultations start on authorisation substitution plans +++ 
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Supporting innovation and ensuring a level playing field for European companies that substitute substances of very high concern - E-004383/2020(ASW) +++ 

THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTION: 

  • Rotterdam Convention Webinar (in Spanish) on Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulations (SHPF), Monday 21 October 2020 +++ 

CHEMICAL SAFETY: 

  • Major chemical safety reforms announced tomorrow - EEB +++ 

COVID-19 SPECIAL

  • EU Commission Statement on the coordination of measures restricting free movement in the EU related to the coronavirus pandemic
  • Questions & Answers on the coordination of measures restricting free movement in the European Union related to the coronavirus pandemic
  • EU Council adopts a recommendation to coordinate measures affecting free movement
  • State aid: Commission prolongs and expands Temporary Framework to further support companies facing significant turnover losses
  • Die Pandemie in Deutschland in den nächsten Monaten - Ziele, Schwerpunktthemen und Instrumente für den Infektionsschutz - Robert Koch-Institut

FOOD

  • EU Commission publishes public opinion survey on EU food and farming

GREEN RECOVERY

  • S&D MEPs and S&D national MPs vow to move forward the next EU budget and new revenues to finance the Recovery Plan

EEA

  • Increase in the number and size of nationally designated protected areas, 1800-2020
  • Location of hospitals in relation to urban heat island intensity in Prague, Czechia
  • Climatic suitability of 100 urban areas across Europe for tiger mosquito (90th percentile)
  • European cities participating in EU-funded framework programme research, knowledge exchange and implementation projects on adaptation
  • Spatial distribution of local authorities committed to adaptation and disaster risk reduction through international initiatives across Europe
  • The national surface runoff risk map in Switzerland

UK

  • Highlights - ENVI Hearing: Prospects and Perils for the future EU-UK relationship - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTRY

  • Publications - Results of the ENVI Coordinators' meetings in 2020 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

EU COMMISSION REGISTRY

  • DG ENV
    • Proposal for a DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2030
    • EFSA BRIEFS
    • Review of the existing maximum residue levels for quinmerac according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005
    • Assessment of the 2018 post‐market environmental monitoring report on the cultivation of genetically modified maize MON 810 in the EU

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