IEU Environment Telegram 17 December 2020

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EU ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL: 

  • Main results of the Environment Council, 17 December 2020 +++ 
  • EU Council approves conclusions on making the recovery circular and green +++ 
  • EU Council reaches agreement on improving access to justice in environmental matters +++ 
  • Digitalisation for the benefit of the environment: EU Council approves conclusions +++ 
  • Statement by Commissioner Sinkevičius following the Environment Council on 17 December 2020 +++ 
  • Bundesumweltministerium: EU-Umweltrat für EU-weites Recht auf Reparatur und längere Haltbarkeit von Produkten +++ 
  • Eurocommerce: Creating a forward-looking approach to the Circular Economy +++ 
  • WWF: Weichenstellung in Brüssel - EU-Umweltministerrat verabschiedet Aktionsplan Kreislaufwirtschaft und bestätigt Klimaziel ​+++ 
  • BUND: EU-Umweltministerrat: Ministerin Schulze muss sich für schnelle Regulierung von giftigen Fluorchemikalien einsetzen +++ 

EU GREEN DEAL: 

  • EU institutions agree on priorities for coming years: A common agenda for our recovery and renewed vitality +++ 

INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

  • 2020 EU Industrial Research and Development Scoreboard: EU companies remain robust and increase investment amidst stiff global competition
  • SAP, Bayer, Daimler, Volkswagen und Boehringer gehörten 2019 zu den zehn Hauptinvestoren in Forschung und Entwicklung in Europa

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT 

  • Environmental Impact Assessment: EU Commission adopts reasoned opinion in case brought by Czechia against Poland

CHEMICAL RECYCLING

  • 10 Questions and Answers to Better Understand Chemical Recycling - Chemical Recycling Europe
  • Clariter's Plastic Recycling Solution achieves a net negative carbon footprint - Chemical Recycling Europe

WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE

  • Die Grünen/EFA: Wasserschutz marsch!

AIR POLLUTION

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Impact of air pollution on public health - E-005264/2020(ASW)

LIFE

  • LIFE: Deal reached to invest €5.4 billion in climate and environmental projects

MINING

  • Blockchain technologies and the mining industry: a shared future - EESC

COVID-19 SPECIAL

  • EU Commission concludes exploratory talks with Novavax to secure a new potential vaccine

CELEX

  • CELEX:52020PC0801: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the submission, on behalf of the European Union, of a proposal for an Executive Body decision regarding the methodology for adjustments to reflect changes in the membership of the European Union, with a view to the 41st session of the Executive Body under the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, and on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in this session

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENV
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on a standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation as regards the measurement of functional performance of taps and showers in support of Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • DG GROW
    • COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… amending Annex XIV to Regulation (EU) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the substance group 4-(1,1,3,3-Tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (covering well-defined substances and substances of unknown or variable composition, complex reaction products or biological materials, polymers and homologues)
    • COMMISSION DECISION giving a favourable opinion on the decision on the financial arrangements for transfer of a proportion of fees to the Member States to be adopted by the Management Board of the European Chemicals Agency pursuant to Article 14 (2) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 340/2008 of 16 April 2008 on the fees and charges payable to the European Chemicals Agency
  • ECHA 
    • ECHA's year-end services - The Agency will be closed from 23 December to 3 January 2021
  • EFSA BRIEFS
    • 3rd Sounding Board meeting - event date: 30 November 2020
    • 3rd European Conference on Xylella fastidiosa and XF-ACTORS final meeting - event date: 26 April 2021
    • GMO Workshop on allergenicity assessment: save the date event date: 16 June 2021
    • Plant Health Newsletter: Scientific Literature Monitoring No. 24
    • Safety and efficacy of l‐lysine monohydrochloride and concentrated liquid l‐lysine (base) produced by fermentation with Corynebacterium glutamicumKCTC 12307BP as feed additives for all animal species
    • Guidelines for statistically sound and risk‐based surveys of Agrilus planipennis

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