IEU Environment Monitoring 28 January 2021

Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*: 

GREENWASHING: 

  • Screening of websites for ‘greenwashing': half of green claims lack evidence +++ 

PORTUGUESE EU PRESIDENCY: 

  • EU Parliament: Portuguese Presidency outlines priorities to EP committees +++ 

PALM OIL: 

  • Joint press release between the EU and Indonesia, co-chairs of the first meeting of the Joint Working Group on Palm Oil between the EU and relevant ASEAN member countries

SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19

  • State aid: EU Commission prolongs and further expands Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of coronavirus outbreak
  • Member States adopted guidelines on proof of vaccination for medical purposes 
  • Coronavirus disinformation: extended platforms' monitoring programme with focus on vaccines
  • Sven Giegold (Grüne/EFA) zu AstraZeneca: Impfstoffpatente freigeben und Produktion auf andere Hersteller ausweiten

BIOCIDES

  • Text adopted - Carbendazim for use in certain biocidal products - P9_TA(2020)0326 - Thursday, 26 November 2020 - Brussels - Final edition

ACTIVE SUBSTANCES

  • Text adopted - Active substances, including chlorotoluron - P9_TA(2020)0325 - Thursday, 26 November 2020 - Brussels - Final edition

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • AMENDMENTS 1 - 334 - Draft opinion EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing nature back into our lives - PE663.370v01-00

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

DG ENV
  • COMMISSION DECISION to adopt the Annex to the Memorandum of Understanding between the European Commission and the United Nations Environment Programme for the cooperation period 2021-2025

SCCS BRIEFS

  • SCCS - Minutes of the Working Group Meeting on Cosmetic Ingredients of 19 January 2021

SCHEER BRIEFS

  • SCHEER - Minutes of the Working Group meeting on safety of breast implants in relation to anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) of 20 January 2021

EFSA BRIEFS

  • The use of the so‐called ‘superchilling’ technique for the transport of fresh fishery products
  • Update of the list of QPS‐recommended biological agents intentionally added to food or feed as notified to EFSA 13: suitability of taxonomic units notified to EFSA until September 2020
  • Review of the existing maximum residue levels for sulfuryl fluoride according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005
  • Public consultation on the draft opinion on the relationship between intake of alpha-lipoic acid (thioctic acid) and the risk of insulin autoimmune syndrome
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