IEU Environment Monitoring 3 February 2021

Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*: 

CIRCULAR ECONOMY: 

  • EU Parliament: How the EU wants to achieve a circular economy by 2050 +++ 

LEAD: 

  • Towards sustainable outdoor shooting and fishing – ECHA proposes restrictions on lead use +++ 

AIR QUALITY

  • CJEU: Hungary has infringed the rules of EU law on ambient air quality

SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19

  • COVID-19 transport measures: EU Coreper approves mandate to extend temporary flexibility for licences
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - EU mandate to procure vaccines against the SARS-CoV-19 virus - P-000053/2021(ASW)

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

  • EP Thinktank: Briefing - Access to justice in environmental matters: Amending the Aarhus Regulation - 03-02-2021

NEW CONSUMER AGENDA

  • EP Thinktank: Briefing - New consumer agenda - 03-02-2021

FOOD

  • Update on Farm to fork strategy: Public hearing on improving the EU’s food
  • EP DRAFT OPINION on a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system - PE663.298v01-00
  • At a Glance - Recalls of sesame seed products due to pesticide residues - 03-02-2021

EU CANCER PLAN

  • Europe's Beating Cancer Plan: A new EU approach to prevention, treatment and care
  • EU Commission Questions and Answers: Europe's Beating Cancer Plan
  • Remarks by EU Commission Vice-President Schinas at the press conference on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan
  • Remarks by EU Commissioner Stella Kyriakides at the press conference on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan
  • Beating cancer: MEPs react to the EU Plan for joint action
  • S&Ds: Commission’s Beating Cancer Plan a positive step towards EU Health Union but needs more ambition
  • Beating cancer together: Renew Europe welcomes the Commission's new cancer plan
  • Die Grünen/EFA zum Kampf gegen Krebs: Wurzelbehandlung erforderlich

RAW MATERIALS

  • EP Research: Critical raw materials for the EU: Enablers of the green and digital recovery [Policy Podcast]

GREEN LIST

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - The Commission’s promotion of Green List certification - E-006080/2020(ASW)

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

DG ENV
  • COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Part 1 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • CM 1396 2021 REV 1 Informal videoconferences of the members of the Working Party on the Environment
  • CM 1524 2021 INIT Informal videoconference of the members of the Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biodiversity)
  • CM 1524 2021 REV 1Informal videoconference of the members of the Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biodiversity)
  • ST 5524 2021 INIT COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fertilisers for the purpose of including a new type of EC fertiliser in Annex I
  • ST 5524 2021 ADD 1ANNEX to Commission Regulation (EU) .../... amending Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fertilisers for the purpose of including a new type of EC fertiliser in Annex I
  • ST 5866 2021 INIT COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in granules or mulches used as infill material in synthetic turf pitches or in loose form on playgrounds or in sport applications
  • ST 5866 2021 ADD 1 ANNEX to the COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) .../... of XXX amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in granules or mulches used as infill material in synthetic turf pitches or in loose form on playgrounds or in sport applications
  • ST 11217 2020 INIT Regulation (EU) 2017/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for Union importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas
  • CM 1505 2021 INIT Informal videoconference meeting of the members of the Working Party of Chief Plant Health Officers (COPHS)

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Medicines Agency for the financial year 2019 - PE660.255v02-00
  • OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Food Safety Authority for the financial year 2019 - PE660.252v02-00
  • OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Chemicals Agency for the financial year 2019 - PE660.254v02-00

ECHA BRIEFS

  • Public Consultations-Chromium VI compounds
  • Public Consultations-Arsenic acid

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 13 Revision 3 (FGE.13Rev3): furfuryl and furan derivatives with and without additional side‐chain substituents and heteroatoms from chemical group 14
  • Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 67, Revision 3 (FGE.67Rev3): consideration of 23 furan‐substituted compounds evaluated by JECFA at the 55th, 65th, 69th and 86th meetings
  • Commodity risk assessment of Persea americana from Israel
  • Scientific Opinion on the assessment of the control measures of the category A diseases of Animal Health Law: African Horse Sickness
  • EFSA’s scientific advice to inform harmonised front-of-pack labelling and restriction of claims on foods
  • Public consultation on a draft Scientific Opinion on Development of Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment (IATA) on developmental neurotoxicity (DNT) risk assessment
  • A review of ranking systems for new plant threats in EU Member States and Third Countries: concepts and applications
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