The next Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday 6 (09.00 - 12.30 & 15.00 - 18.30) and Thursday 7 May (09.00 - 12.30) in Brussels.
On 6 May, the Committee will consider the draft report "Follow up to the European Citizen's Initiative Right2Water". In 2014, the ENVI Committee organised the first public hearing of a successful European Citizen's Initiative, which generated widespread public interest across many Member States and whose objectives focused on global access to water and sanitation and no liberalisation of water services.
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 informally agreed upon by MEPs and the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers on Tuesday. The surplus reserve would start operating in 2019. (Přečtěte si více)
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. (Přečtěte si více)
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. (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