IEU Environment Telegram 22 October 2020

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COVID-19 SPECIAL: 

  • Travel restrictions: Council reviews the list of third countries for which restrictions should be lifted +++ 
  • EP: The response to the current COVID-19 crisis must protect EU employers +++ 
  • Briefing - Coronavirus: The second wave [What Think Tanks are thinking] - 22-10-2020 +++ 
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - COVID‑19 – preparations for a second wave - E-004763/2020(ASW) +++ 
  • EP: Oral question - Transparency of the advance purchase agreements for COVID-19 vaccines - O-000067/2020 +++ 

BIODIVERSITY: 

  • Speech by President von der Leyen at the closing session of the EU Green Week 2020 +++ 
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Use of banned pesticides in Bulgaria - E-004823/2020(ASW) +++ 
    • PESTICIDES +++ 

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

  • The Joint Initiative on Circular Economy reaches over a quarter of its five-year target and supports ground-breaking circular economy projects

GREEN RECOVERY

  • Subject files - CONT Opinion on the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) - Committee on Budgetary Control
  • EP OPINION on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation establishing a Recovery and Resilience Facility - PE655.861v02-00

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

  • EU's Sustainable Finance Platform kicks off

PLASTICS

  • EP Study - The environmental impacts of plastics and micro-plastics use, waste and pollution: EU and national measures - PE 658.279 - Committee on Petitions

EU COUNCIL REGISTRY

  • ST 11870 2020 REV 1 COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Environment)
  • ST 12067 2020 COR 1 COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Environment)
  • ST 12067 2020 INIT COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Environment)
  • ST 12068 2020 INIT COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Environment)
  • CM 4182 2020 INIT Informal videoconference of the members of the Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE TEIA) (morning only)
  • CM 4206 2020 INIT Informal video conference of the Working Party on International EnvironmentIssues (Climate change) (morning only)
  • CM 4217 2020 INIT COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Environment)
  • ST 11351 2020 ADD  Draft COUNCIL DECISION amending Council Decision (EU) 2020/721 of 19 May 2020 to include the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the International Maritime Organization's Marine EnvironmentProtection Committee during its 75th session and within the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee during its 102nd session on the approval of a MSC-MEPC.5 circular on a Model agreement for the authorization
  • ST 6419 2020 REV 4 ADD 2 REV 1 - 75th session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (remote session, 16-20 November 2020) - EU coordination
  • ST 11870 2020 INIT COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Environment)
  • ST 11340 2020 INIT COUNCIL DECISION amending Decision (EU) 2020/721 to include the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee during its 75th session and within the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee during its 102nd session as regards the approval of an MSC-MEPC.5 circular on a Model agreement for the authorization
  • CM 3900 2020 REV 1 COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Environment)
  • CM 4121 2020 INIT Informal videoconference of the members of the Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biodiversity) (morning only)
  • ST 11976 2020 ADD 1 ANNEX to the COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment
  • ST 11976 2020 ADD 2 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE FITNESS CHECK on endocrine disruptors of the COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment
  • ST 11976 2020 ADD 3 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Review of certain provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restrictions of Chemicals (REACH), as laid down in its Article 138 Accompanying the document COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment
  • ST 11976 2020 ADD 4 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Synopsis report summarising the feedback received in the context of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Accompanying the document COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment
  • ST 11976 2020 ADD 5  COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Accompanying the document COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment
  • ST 11976 2020 ADD 6 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Progress report on the assessment and management of combined exposures to multiple chemicals (chemical mixtures) and associated risks Accompanying the document COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment
  • ST 11976 2020 ADD 7 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT FITNESS CHECK on endocrine disruptors Accompanying the document COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment
  • ST 11976 2020 INIT COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment
  • ST 11987 2020 INIT Proposal for a DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2030

EU COMMISSION REGISTRY

    • DG ENV
    • COMMISSION OPINION on the draft Single Programming Document 2021-2023 of the European Environment Agency
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE EVALUATION of the EU pilot programme on Environmental Technology Verification (ETV)
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EVALUATION of the EU pilot programme on Environmental Technology Verification (ETV)
  • EFSA BRIEFS
    • Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for fluroxypyr in chives, celery leaves, parsley, thyme and basil and edible flowers
    • Anxiofit‐1 and reduction of subthreshold and mild anxiety: evaluation of a health claim pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006
    • Modification of the existing maximum residue level for picloram in flowering brassica

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