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The next meeting of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety is taking place on 3 Sept 2014 between in Brussels (JAN4Q2).
 
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Highlights
 
ENVI Committee - group photo

During their meeting on the 23 July 2014 ENVI members were invited to take part in a "family photo" of the 8th term ENVI Committee.

   
Italian Presidency priorities, presentation on Novel foods

During the meeting of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on 23rd July members held and extensive exchange of views with the Italian minister for Health -Ms Beatrice Lorenzin -  and the Italian minister for the Environment, the Protection of Natural Resources and the Sea -Mr Gian Luca Galletti-  on the Italian Council Presidency's priorities in their respective policy areas. Representatives from the Commission presented the Novel foods proposal to ENVI Members and the draft European Parliament complementary impact assessment on novel foods by the Centre for Strategy and Evaluation Services/ADAS UK was also presented.

 
Further information
 
Giovanni La Via elected chair of the ENVI Committee

Giovanni La Via (EPP, IT) is the new chair of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, elected by acclamation on 07.07.14. During its constituent meeting, the Committee has also elected its vice-chairs as follows: 1st vice-chair Benedek Jávor (Greens/EFA, HU), 2nd vice-chair Daciana Sârbu (S&D, RO), 3rd vice-chair Pavel Poc (S&D, CS), 4th vice-chair Gilles Pargneaux (S&D, FR). Together, the chair and vice-chairs make up the bureau of the Committee, elected for a two-and-a-half year term. The first meeting of the ENVI Committee will take place on 23-24 July 2014,

   
 
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LIBE DEVE AFCO FEMM ECON ENVI EMPL TRAN 23-07-2014 - 12:35  

The priorities of the Italian Council Presidency are being outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Italian ministers, on 22 and 23 July. This text will be updated daily.

DEVE INTA BUDG CONT ECON JURI CULT AFCO LIBE AFET PETI FEMM DROI SEDE ENVI EMPL IMCO ITRE REGI TRAN PECH AGRI 08-07-2014 - 11:26  

After the election of a President, Vice-Presidents and Quaestors of the European Parliament in Strasbourg last week, parliamentary committees convened on Monday in Brussels to elect chairpersons and their deputies for next two and a half years.

Powers and responsibilities
 
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.