The next Committee meeting will be held on Monday 30 March (15.00 - 18.30) and Tuesday 31 March (09.00-12.30 - 15.00 - 18.30) in Brussels.
On 18 March, the ENVI Committee held a presentation by the Commission of the proposal on Veterinary medicinal products (Françoise Grossetête EPP/FR) and its amending regulation (Claudiu Ciprian Tănăsescu S&D/RO).
The Commission's proposal aims to tailor legislation on veterinary medicines to the needs of the veterinary sector whilst continuing to ensure a high level of public and animal health and a safe environment, in particular,the proposal on Veterinary medicinal products aims to make more medicines available in the EU to treat and prevent diseases in animals.
A draft law to cap the production of traditional biofuels and accelerate the shift to alternative sources, such as seaweed and waste, was approved by the Environment Committee on Tuesday. It aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that result from the growing use of agricultural land to produce biofuel crops. (Přečtěte si více)
A draft law to reform the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), by reducing the surplus of carbon credits available for trading into order to support the price, was backed by Environment Committee MEPs in a vote on Tuesday. They advocated introducing the mechanism early, by the end of 2018, and also proposed preventing the automatic return to the market, from 2019, of a portion of allowances “back loaded” last year in a separate vote. (Přečtěte si více)
It is also responsible for a wide range of policy areas including air and water pollution, waste management, or the protection of biodiversity, to name a few. Members are dedicated to promoting a resource-efficient and sustainable Europe.
The fight against climate change is at the core of the committee's work. It will be high on the agenda early in this legislature, in view of upcoming climate summits which will be critical for the adoption of an international climate agreement, expected in 2015. The cultivation of GMOs and their possible restriction or prohibition in Member States will be another area of focus at the outset of this parliamentary term.
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Giovanni La Via
Posouzení možností politiky Evropského parlamentu v oblasti vědy a techniky