IEU Environment Monitoring 22 February 2021

Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*: 

CIRCULAR ECONOMY: 

  • EU launches Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency +++ 
  • “It is vital to work together” - Portuguese Minister for the Environment and Climate Action represented the European Union at the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly +++ 
  • 2021: Critical year to ‘reset our relationship with nature’ – UN chief  +++ 
  • BRS Executive Secretary addresses the Leadership Dialogue at the 5th UN Environment Assembly, 22-23 February 2021 +++ 

CONSUMER AGENDA: 

  • EU Council adopts conclusions on new EU Consumer Agenda

INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

  • EU Commission takes action to improve synergies between civil, defence and space industries
  • EU Commission Q&A: Action Plan on synergies between civil, defence and space industries
  • Speech by EU Commission Executive Vice-President Vestager at the press conference on the Action Plan on synergies between civil, defence and space industries
  • Discours du commissaire Breton à la conférence de presse sur le plan d'action sur les synergies entre les industries civile, spatiale et de la défense
  • EU Commission President von der Leyen opens the EU Industry Days to discuss the role of industry in EU's economic recovery

INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

  • First calls under Horizon Europe to be launched by the European Research Council

WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE

  • EU Commission approves €30 million German scheme to compensate farmers in Bavaria for costs related to implementation of Water Framework Directive

THE OTTAWA CONVENTION

  • Ottawa Convention: Council addresses the threat of mines and explosive remnants of war

MARITIME WASTE

  • Renew Europe: Putting an end to an ocean of waste

SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19

  • EU Parliament: Economic policy priorities for a post-pandemic recovery
  • Keynote speech by EU Commission President von der Leyen at the European Semester Conference - Inter-parliamentary Conference
  • Hearing on the implementation of the Corona Response Investment Initiative in EU regions
  • EC Vice-President Jourová asks online platforms to make additional efforts against vaccine disinformation
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