IEU Environment 10 February 2021

Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*: 

SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19: 

  • Speech by EU Commission President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the state of play of the EU's COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy +++
  • Remarks by EU Commissioner Stella Kyriakides in the Plenary of the European Parliament on the EU Vaccine Strategy +++
  • COVID-19 vaccination: MEPs call for EU and global solidarity +++
  • S&Ds: we say NO to vaccine nationalism. Vaccination must speed up in the EU, and globally  +++
  • S&D/SPD: Konkrete Pläne für den Produktionsausbau fehlen - Ursula von der Leyen verteidigt Impfstrategie im Parlament +++
  • Renew Europe: Vaccines programme: Europe has no room for mistakes +++
  • Die Grünen/EFA zu den COVID-19-Beschlüssen der Ministerpräsidentenkonferenz: „Weiter so“ reicht nicht!! +++
  • GUE/NGL: Big Pharma calling the shots? VDL debates vaccines plan with MEPs +++
  • Bitkom: Schon jeder Dritte nutzt die deutsche Corona-Warn-App +++

GREEN RECOVERY

  • EU Parliament gives go-ahead to €672.5 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility
  • EP Text adopted - Establishing the Recovery and Resilience Facility ***I - P9_TA-PROV(2021)0038 - Wednesday, 10 February 2021 - Brussels - Provisional edition
  • EU Commission welcomes European Parliament's approval of Recovery and Resilience Facility
  • EU Commission Questions and Answers: The Recovery and Resilience Facility
  • Recovery and Resilience Facility [EU Legislation in Progress] - EP - Research Service

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

  • Circular economy: MEPs call for tighter EU consumption and recycling rules
  • EP Text adopted - New Circular Economy Action Plan - P9_TA-PROV(2021)0040 - Wednesday, 10 February 2021 - Brussels - Provisional edition
  • Considering socio-economic inclusivity in the transition to a circular economy
  • S&Ds: From products’ end-of-life to sustainable production. Circular Economy to boost social and economic recovery post Covid
  • Bundesumweltministerium: Warnhinweis für Wegwerfplastik ab Juli 2021 - Bundesregierung beschließt Pflicht zur Kennzeichnung von Artikeln aus Einwegkunststoff
  • BEUC: EU Parliament sends strong signal for more sustainable products
  • EEB: European Parliament demands EU targets to reduce over-consumption

PESTICIDES

  • Schulze: Insekten schützt jetzt ein Gesetz - Bundeskabinett bringt Gesetz und Verordnung zum Insektenschutz und Glyphosat-Ausstieg auf den Weg
  • Die Grünen/EFA zum deutschen Insektenschutzpaket: Wir müssen an die Intensiväcker ran – Schluss mit Minimal-Lösungen
  • BDEW zur Verabschiedung der Insektenschutz-Regelungen im Bundeskabinett: Neues Pflanzenschutzrecht sollte keine Ausnahmeregelungen für Bundesländer zulassen

THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTION

  • Join the upcoming BRS webinars, which cover many key aspects of the three conventions’ implementation

THE STOCKHOLM CONVENTION

  • CELEX:52021PC0047: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the submission, on behalf of the European Union, of a proposal for the listing of chlorpyrifos in Annex A to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • CM 1495 2021 REV 1 Informal videoconferences of the members of the Working Party on the Environment
  • CM 1495 2021 REV 2 Informal videoconferences of the members of the Working Party on the Environment
  • CM 1623 2021 INIT END OF WRITTEN PROCEDURE Commission's intention to establish a "Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency" (GACERE) on behalf of the EU at the first segment of the fifth meeting of the UN Environment Assembly (22-23 February 2021) - Authorisation to launch the Alliance
  • CM 1641 2021 INIT United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):... - Fifth meeting of the Open-ended Committee of Permanent Representatives (OECPR-5.1) (Nairobi, 15-16 February 2021) - Fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.1) (Nairobi, 22-23 February 2021) = First EU coordination meeting
  • CM 1553 2021 INIT Commission's intention to establish a "Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency" (GACERE) on behalf of the EU at the first segment of the fifth meeting of the UN Environment Assembly (22-23 February 2021) - Authorisation to launch the Alliance - Initiation of written procedure
  • CM 1427 2021 INIT Informal videoconference of the members of the Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE CLRTAP) (morning only)

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

DG ENV
  • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury as regards the adoption of decisions amending Annexes A and B to that Convention on mercury-added products and manufacturing processes in which mercury or mercury compounds are used, in accordance with Article 4, paragraph 8 and Article 5, paragraph 10 of that Convention
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