IEU Environment Monitoring 17 February 2021

Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*: 

SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19: 

  • EU Commission approves second contract with Moderna to ensure up to additional 300 million doses +++
  • EU Commission: Preparing Europe for the increased threat of variants +++
  • EU Commission Q&A: HERA Incubator - Anticipating together the threat of COVID-19 variants +++
  • Von der Leyen announces the start of HERA Incubator to anticipate the threat of coronavirus variants +++
  • Statement by President von der Leyen at the Read-out of the College meeting/Press conference on the HERA Incubator to anticipate the threat of coronavirus variants +++
  • S&Ds react to Commission proposal on vaccine strategy: “The pandemic is not over. We need to prepare for future challenges!” +++
  • „Jetzt mögliche Folgeimpfungen planen“ - S&D/SPD zur neuen Impfstrategie der EU-Kommission
  • Die Grünen/EFA: Freigabe von Patenten fehlt in Europas Impfstoff-Strategie
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Remdesivir: the EUR 1 billion scandal of the fake treatment for COVID-19 purchased by the Commission - E-006511/2020(ASW)
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Russian ‘Sputnik V’ vaccine administered in Hungary without prior centralised EMA approval - E-006543/2020(ASW)
  • UN Secretary-General, Addressing Security Council, Pledges Full Support for Creating Emergency Task Force to Prepare Global COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

LIFE

  • LIFE Programme: EU invests €121 million in environment, nature and climate action projects
  • Annex: LIFE Integrated Projects
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Pollinators under the EU’s LIFE Programme - E-006747/2020(ASW)

INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Controlling environmental pollution in industrial complexes such as the Tarragona industrial complex - E-006766/2020(ASW)
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Update of the Seveso III Directive in the light of a serious accident at the Tarragona petrochemical complex - E-006767/2020(ASW)

NATURE PROTECTION

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Shortcomings in the protection of nature in Germany: law enforcement through DG Environment - P-000011/2021(ASW)

WASTEWATER

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Wastewater treatment systems - E-006630/2020(ASW)

WASTE MANAGEMENT

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - New national waste management plan - E-006099/2020(ASW)

OCEAN GOVERNANCE

  • International Ocean Governance at the helm!

MERCURY

  • CELEX:52021PC0063: 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

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

DG GROW
  • PDF: 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
DG ENV
  • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION concerning the visual appearance of the label on EU fertilising products referred to in Annex III to Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 of the European Parliament and of the Council

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Pollen supplements and substitutes in the EU feed market: a product/market survey for bees and other animal species
  • Plant Health Newsletter: Scientific Literature Monitoring No. 26
  • Public consultation on the active substance Aluminium silicate Calcinate (Kaolin Calcinated)
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