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The next meeting of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety is taking place on 24 Sept between 10.30-12.30 and 15.00-18.30 and on 25 Sept between 10.00-12.30 in Brussels in meeting room Jozsef Antall (JAN) 4Q2 . The workshop in view of hearings of Commissioners-designate will take place in committee meeting time on 25 Sept between 10.00-12.30.
 
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Highlights
 
Ebola crisis, GMO cultivation, circular economy, 2015 budget

During the meeting of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on the 3rd of September, members held exchange of views with European Commissioners Tonio Borg and Janez Potočnik on the Ebola crisis in West-Africa and the new circular economy package of proposals.
The Italian Presidency presented the Council position on legislation allowing Member States to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMOs on their territory.
The Committee also adopted its opinion on the 2015 budget.

   
 
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AFET DEVE INTA ECON JURI CULT AFCO LIBE FEMM ENVI EMPL ITRE TRAN PECH AGRI 04-09-2014 - 15:03  

The priorities of the Italian Council Presidency are being outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Italian ministers on 2 and 3 September, following a first series of meetings held on 22 and 23 July. This text will be updated after each session.

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Committee responsible for:
1.    environmental policy and environmental protection measures, in particular concerning:
(a)    air, soil and water pollution, waste management and recycling, dangerous substances and preparations, noise levels, climate change, protection of biodiversity,
(b)    sustainable development,
(c)    international and regional measures and agreements aimed at protecting the environment,
(d)    restoration of environmental damage,
(e)    civil protection,
(f)    the European Environment Agency,
(g)    the European Chemicals Agency;
 
2.    public health, in particular:
(a)    programmes and specific actions in the field of public health,
(b)    pharmaceutical and cosmetic products,
(c)    health aspects of bioterrorism,
(d)    the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control;
 
3.    food safety issues, in particular:
(a)    the labelling and safety of foodstuffs,
(b)    veterinary legislation concerning protection against risks to human health; public health checks on foodstuffs and food production systems,
(c)    the European Food Safety Authority and the European Food and Veterinary Office.
 
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Welcome to the ENVI Committee website.
 
Counting 69 Members, the ENVI Committee is the leading legislative Committee of the European Parliament.
 
ENVI Members are actively working on improving food information to consumers, notably through the regulation of labelling and placing of the market of products. ENVI is committed to proposing European solutions to public health issues.
 
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.
 
We hope that this website will provide you with extensive insight in our work and invite you to comment on any topic which is of importance to you.