IEU Environment Monitoring 8 February 2021

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ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME: 

  • EU Commission launches public consultation on environmental crime +++ 
  • Environmental crime – improving EU rules on environmental protection through criminal law +++ 

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION 2030: 

  • EP DRAFT OPINION on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2030 - 8/2/2021 +++ 

INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

  • Bruegel: Towards a European industrial renaissance?

SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19

  • COVID-19 lessons learnt: boosting EU civil protection 
  • China: High Representative Josep Borrell holds video conference with State Councillor & Foreign Minister Wang Yi
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Environmental damage and pandemics - E-005982/2020(ASW)

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

  • At a Glance - New circular economy action plan - 04-02-2021

PLASTICS

  • Final project conference: The Skills for the Digital Future of Plastic Factories - UPSKILL

RIVER ECOSYSTEMS

  • EEA: Tracking barriers and their impacts on European river ecosystems
  • Die Grünen/EFA zum Flussbericht der Europäischen Umweltagentur: Freiheit für die Flüsse!

WASTE DIRECTIVE

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Price regulation in conditions of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) under the Waste Directive - E-006335/2020(ASW)

NUCLEAR WASTE 

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - EU exports of nuclear waste and dual-use depleted uranium to Russia - E-005922/2020(ASW)

CHEMICALS MERGER

  • EU Commission clears the acquisition of sole control of Resins & Functional Materials businesses of Koninklijke DSM N.V. by Covestro

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • ST 14129 2020 COR 1 REV 1 COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Environment)
  • ST 5980 2021 INIT Joint letter and joint final report on regulatory technical standards under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) ESAs' draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) under Regulation (EU) 2019/2088
  • ST 5980 2021 ADD 1 Summaries of the consumer testing exercises that were run for the pre-contractual and periodic templates. (ESAs' draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) under Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 - Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation)
  • ST 5980 2021 ADD 2 Summaries of the consumer testing exercises that were run for the pre-contractual and periodic templates. (ESAs' draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) under Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 - Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation)

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • AMENDMENTS 1 - 1215 - Draft report EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing nature back into our lives - PE680.715v01-00
  • AMENDMENTS 1 - 66 - Draft opinion EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing nature back into our lives - PE680.913v01-00

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

DG GROW
  • 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

ECHA BRIEFS

  • Public Consultations-benthiavalicarb-isopropyl (ISO); isopropyl [(S)-1-{[(R)-1-(6-fluoro-1,3-benzothiazol-2-yl)ethyl]carbamoyl}-2-methylpropyl]carbamate
  • Public Consultations-Hexyl salicylate
  • Public Consultations-4-methylimidazole
  • Public Consultations-2,2'-[[3-methyl-4-[(4-nitrophenyl)azo]phenyl]imino]bisethanol
  • Public Consultations-3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-tridecafluorooctan-1-ol

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Comparison of cumulative dietary exposure to pesticide residues for the reference periods 2014–2016 and 2016–2018
  • Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment for the active substance spiroxamine in light of confirmatory data submitted
  • Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for propiconazole
  • Outcome of the public consultation on the draft Scientific Opinion on the evaluation of existing guidelines for their adequacy for the molecular characterisation and environmental risk assessment of genetically modified plants obtained through.
  • Evaluation of existing guidelines for their adequacy for the molecular characterisation and environmental risk assessment of genetically modified plants obtained through synthetic biology.
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