IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 14 June 2017


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# EU ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL: 

  • Background brief on the Environment Council on 19 June 2017 +++ 

# HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES: 

  • Hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment - Council agrees its negotiating stance +++ 

# GLYPHOSATE

  • WWF applauds EU Parliament’s vote on pesticide ban for Ecological Focus Areas
  • Die Grünen: Europaparlament stimmt für Pestizid-Verbot auf ökologischen Vorrangflächen
  • NABU: Endlich Schluss mit Glyphosat & Co. auf ökologischen Vorrangflächen - EU-Abgeordnete stimmen für Pestizid-Verbot (DE)

# THE ARCTIC

  • High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini and Commissioner Vella co-host a high-level event on EU Arctic Policy in Oulu (Finland), 15-16 June
  • EEA: Arctic continental shelf claims

# ECHA

  • ECHA: EU observatory for nanomaterials launched
  • EUON: A new observatory for nanomaterials launched by EU authorities -  Cefic
  • New R4BP 3 version offers easier submission processes and improved communication tasks
  • RAC agrees on two opinions on occupational exposure and on 11 harmonised classification cases

# ROTTERDAM CONVENTION

  • Briefing on the thirteenth meetings of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC)

# POLLUTION

  • Polluted environments kill 1.4 million in Europe annually; UN agencies urge stepped-up action - United Nations Sustainable Developmen

# HEALTH AT WORK

  • EU Council to improve health at work

# WASTE

  • Waste: Commission calls on AUSTRIA and GERMANY to comply with reporting obligations under waste rules

# PLASTICS

  • Plastic bags: Commission requests CYPRUS, GREECE, ITALY and POLAND to enact EU rules on lightweight plastic carrier bags

# AIR QUALITY

  • Air quality: Commission urges ROMANIA to ensure proper monitoring of air quality throughout its whole territory
  • EU Commission calls on Poland over failure to communicate measures to reduce emissions from petrol vapour

# NATURE PROTECTION

  • EU Commission urges POLAND to comply with nature protection rules for the Gopło Lake

# NOISE

  • Noise: EU Commission urges the CZECH REPUBLIC and SLOVAKIA to adopt measures on environmental noise

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • EU Commission Answer - Undesirable compounds in fast-food packaging - E-002455/2017

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • ST 10357 2017 INIT Outcome of the UN Ocean Conference (New York, 5–9 June 2017) - Information from the Swedish delegation

# EFSA

  • 4th Roundtable with industry associations Parma, Italy 22 June
  • Pilot project on the implementation of SSD2 in the frame of the electronic transmission of harmonized data collection of analytical results to EFSA: Latvia
  • Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance bromoxynil (variant evaluated bromoxynil octanoate)
  • Pilot project on the implementation of SSD2 in the frame of the electronic transmission of harmonised data collection of analytical results to EFSA: Portugal
  • Pilot project of the implementation of SSD2 in the frame of the electronic transmission of harmonised data collection of analytical results to EFSA: Finland
  • Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for beer for use in plant protection against slugs and snails
  • Pilot project on the implementation of SSD2 in the frame of the electronic transmission of harmonised data collection of analytical results to EFSA: Spain
  • Safety assessment of the process ‘Alimpet’, based on EREMA MPR technology, used to recycle post-consumer PET into food contact materials
  • Pilot Project on the implementation of SSD2 in the frame of the electronic transmission of harmonized data collection of analytical results to EFSA: Lithuania
  • Pilot project on the implementation of SSD2 in the frame of the electronic transmission of harmonized data collection of analytical results to EFSA: Hungary
  • Pilot project on the implementation of SSD2 in the frame of the electronic transmission of harmonised data collection of analytical results to EFSA: Denmark
  • Safety assessment of the process ‘EREMA Recycling (MPR, Basic and Advanced technologies)’, used to recycle post-consumer PET into food contact materials
  • Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO): Nearly half the experts from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have financial conflicts of interest


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