IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 6 Oct 2016




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# GMO

  • MEPs oppose EU Commission plans to authorise five GMOs
  • Text adopted - Placing on the market of genetically modified maize Bt11 seeds - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0386 - Thursday, 6 October 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Text adopted - Placing on the market of genetically modified maize MON 810 products - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0389 - Thursday, 6 October 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Text adopted - Renewing the authorisation for genetically modified maize MON 810 seeds - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0388 - Thursday, 6 October 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Text adopted - Placing on the market of genetically modified cotton 281-24-236 × 3006-210-23 × MON 88913 - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0390 - Thursday, 6 October 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Text adopted - Placing on the market of genetically modified maize 1507 seeds - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0387 - Thursday, 6 October 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Die Grünen zu Gentechnik-Mais: Europäisches Parlament will Gentechnik-Anbau in der Europäischen Union verbieten

# FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS

  • Health risks of materials in contact with food: tighter EU safety rules needed
  • Text adopted - Implementation of the Food Contact Materials Regulation - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0384 - Thursday, 6 October 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition

# REACH

  • Communication is key to chemical safety: Cefic, ECHA and DUCC join forces

# POLLUTION

  • Pollutants from the EU Watch List: a review of their occurrence and water-treatment options
  • EEA: Annual mean Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) concentrations in 2014 - Maps and graph
  • EEA: Annual mean arsenic concentrations in 2014

# CIRCULAR ECONOMY

  • Citizens recycle even in the absence of economic incentives, shows study from Malta
  • FEVE: Boosting Recycling Rates Yes – But Not at Expense of Consumer Safety, says European Parliament

# EU REGISTERS

## EFSA
  • 70th Management Board meeting: Board elects new chair, endorses independence policy review plan, discusses open data and EFSA Journal migration
  • Modification of the existing maximum residue level for metribuzin in olives for oil production
  • Modification of the existing maximum residue level for diflufenican in olives for oil production
## ECHA
  • Request for a reply to the European Chemicals Agency in case 1130/2016/JAS on the allegedly erroneous Joint Statement on the possibility to perform animal tests for substances used in cosmetics
## EU COUNCIL
  • Cm 4213 2016 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (afternoon only)
  • Cm 4217 2016 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues

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