The next Committee meetings will be held on Monday 27 April (19.00 - 21.00) in Strasbourg, Wednesday 6 (09.00 - 12.30 & 15.00 - 18.30) and Thursday 7 May (09.00 - 12.30) in Brussels.
The AGRI and ENVI committees jointly debated the draft report on animal cloning for farming purposes prepared by Giulia Moi (AGRI rapporteur,EFDD, IT) and Renate Sommer (ENVI rapporteur, EPP, DE). The Commission proposal aims to suspend the use of the cloning technique in the EU for farm animals,the placing on the market of live animal clones and embryo clones and (in an accompanying proposal for a Council Directive) the marketing of food, such as meat and milk, from animal clones. The co-rapporteurs suggest to also prohibit the import and the placing on the market of the descendants of animal clones,and of the reproductive material and of the food coming from animal clones and their descendants and would like to extend the scope to all species of farmed animals (16 April at 11.00 room JAN 4Q2).
Suggested measures to improve patient safety, inter alia by tackling growing resistance to human and veterinary antibiotics by using existing treatments more responsibly and promoting innovation, are set out in a Health Committee resolution voted on Tuesday. MEPs note that between 8 and 12% of patients admitted to hospitals in the EU suffer adverse events such as healthcare-related infections, which place a heavy burden on limited health service budgets. (Skaityti daugiau)
MEPs and ministers moved a step closer on Tuesday to an agreement on plans to cap the production of traditional biofuels and accelerate the shift to alternative sources, such as certain types of waste and residues and new sources such as seaweed, with the environment committee's vote backing a deal struck by legislators. The plan aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions caused by the growing use of farm land for biofuel crops. (Skaityti daugiau)
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
Galimų Europos Parlamento politikos priemonių mokslo ir technologijų srityse vertinimas