Latest news

12-01-2015 - 11:50
Latest News

The next Committee meetings will be held on Monday 27 April (19.00 - 21.30) in Strasbourg, Wednesday 6 (09.00 - 12.30 & 15.00 - 18.30) and Thursday 7 May (09.00 - 12.30) in Brussels.


The United States Environmental Policy

17-04-2015 - 13:01
US Environmental policy

In-depth analysis for the ENVI committee

This document reviews and updates the previous 2013 report providing an overview of the environmental policy and regulation in the United States. It describes the role and the functions of the different authorities with environmental competencies and the most relevant legislative acts.

Exchange of views (EoV) with Mr Miguel Arias Cañete

17-04-2015 - 10:12
Miguel Arias Canete

On 27 April at 19.00, the ENVI Committee will hold an EoV with Mr Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, as part of the structured dialogue (the meeting will be webstreamed).

Workshop - Organ harvesting in China

16-04-2015 - 17:29
Organe harvesting

On 21 April, a workshop on the issue of human organ harvesting will be held for the ENVI Committee. The debates will focus on, amongst others: the European model of legislation on organ donation and transplantation; donation, transplantation and transplantation abuse on the international level; trafficking in organs and human trafficking for organs; and ways of attaining a global framework for ethical donation and use.

Joint AGRI/ENVI meeting: Cloning of animals for farming purposes

15-04-2015 - 16:50

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).

Reduction of national emission of certain atmospheric pollutants (J. Girling -ECR/UK)

10-04-2015 - 10:35
Air quality emissions

On 13 April, the ENVI Committee considered the draft report "Reduction of national emission of certain atmospheric pollutants and its amending directive" which aims at bringing down the emission levels to the 2030 limits following a linear reduction trajectory.

Latest press releases


Health MEPs propose blueprint for safer healthcare

ENVI 14-04-2015 - 17:01

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. (Read more)


Environment committee backs compromise on cleaner biofuels

ENVI 14-04-2015 - 14:05

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. (Read more)

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16-04-2015 - 09:17
14-04-2015 - 12:56
ENVI workshop

Welcome words

Giovanni La Via - Chairman of ENVI Committee

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.

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  • You can contact the Secretariat of Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety either by email at the following address:


The Assessment of Scientific and Technological Policy Options for the European Parliament.