IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 21 March 2017


Our telegram headlines today*: 

# ECHA 

  • Member States to evaluate 22 substances in 2017 - 
  • Restriction proposal on four phthalates and several authorisation applications agreed by RAC and SEAC - 
  • 16 Health and environment NGOs ask ECHA for a stricter implementation of REACH chemicals legislation - 

# ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

  • EU Commission Answer - Member State implementation EU environmental policy - P-000750/2017

# ECODESIGN

  • Exchange of views (EoV) with Mr Jyrki Katainen - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

# WATER

  • Joint statement by Vice-President Katainen, Commissioner Hogan and Commissioner Vella on World Water Day
  • Water exploitation index plus (WEI+) for river basin districts - EEA Environmental interactive maps
  • EU Commission Answer - Right to water - E-000432/2017
  • EU Commission Answer - Monitoring dams in the EU - E-000506/2017
  • EU Commission Answer - Repeated breach of the Water Framework Directive - E-000045/2017
  • EU Commission Answer - Increasing landscape water retention capacity - E-000633/2017

# PESTICIDES

  • Sustainable Plant Protection: Opportunities and Challenges for the AGRI Sector - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • EU Commission Answer - Effects of the herbicide Dicamba - E-000487/2017

# ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS

  • EU Commission Answer - The Commission's legal proposal on endocrine disruptors - E-000697/2017

# MICRONUTRIENTS

  • EU Commission Answer - Risk-benefit approach to assessing micronutrients - E-000552/2017

# GMO

  • EU Commission: Answer - Risks linked to the authorisation of GMOs - E-000688/2017

# ROTTERDAM CONVENTION

  • Keep well informed with the BRS clearing house mechanism, now with new, user-friendly, web section - Rotterdam Convention

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • EU Commission Answer - Classification of crystalline silica (quartz) as a carcinogen - limit value of 0.1 mg/m³ - E-009719/2016
  • Minutes - Monday, 27 February 2017 - PE 600.963v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

# EFSA

  • European conference on Xylella fastidiosa: finding answers to a global problem
  • Scientific opinion on an application by Dow AgroSciences LLC (EFSA-GMO-NL-2012-106) for the placing on the market of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant soybean DAS-44406-6 for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/20


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