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ENVI 19-03-2014 - 18:58  

Draft EU rules that would require EU member states to clamp down on illegal waste shipments within the EU and to non-EU countries were backed by the Environment Committee on Wednesday. These rules, informally agreed with EU ministers, would close legal loopholes and entail more inspections. Member states would have to include in their inspection plans a minimum number of physical checks, and inspectors would be given more powers.

ENVI 19-03-2014 - 17:17  

Draft plans to exempt intercontinental flights' greenhouse gas emissions from the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) until the start of 2017 were rejected by Environment Committee MEPs on Wednesday, even though they had been informally agreed with EU ministers. Parliament as whole will vote on the file on Thursday, 3 April.

ENVI 11-03-2014 - 11:18  

EU states would have to reduce the consumption of most common and polluting plastic bags by 80% by 2019, under draft rules backed by the Environment Committee on Monday. To this end, MEPs recommend using economic instruments such as taxes and levies, marketing restrictions or bans. Plastic carrier bag litter is a major environmental concern, known to affect water bodies and aquatic eco-systems in particular.

ENVI 06-03-2014 - 11:16  

EU legislation on aviation emission allowances will cover only intra-EU flights until the start of 2017, but will apply to all flights to or from the EU thereafter, says an informal agreement reached by MEPs and the Council Presidency on Tuesday. The legislation would also require EU member states to report on how they spend revenue from auctioning emission allowances.

ENVI 05-03-2014 - 17:51  

Plans to prevent the introduction or halt the spread of “invasive alien species” of plants, animals or insects that cause ecological and economic damage were agreed by MEPs and the Greek Presidency of the Council on Wednesday. The draft legislation, which would require EU member states to coordinate their efforts, provides for a ban on species declared to be of “Union concern”.

ENVI 17-02-2014 - 21:23  

Organisers of the “Right2Water” campaign urged the EU Commission to guarantee access to water and sanitation as a human right, and give a legal undertaking that water services will not be liberalised in the EU, in the first European Parliament debate on a European Citizens’ Initiative in Parliament on Monday. MEPs shared the view that access to water is a basic human right, but some pointed out that rules on providing drinkable water remain the remit of EU member states.

ENVI 12-02-2014 - 17:43  

A proposed update of EU law to make environmental impact assessments clearer, build in biodiversity and climate change, and involve the public, was backed by the Environment Committee on Wednesday. This update, already informally agreed with the Council of Ministers, includes beefed up rules to ensure that decisions to authorize development projects are not influenced by conflicts of interest.

ENVI PETI DEVE IMCO 10-02-2014 - 16:55  

Parliament is to hold a public hearing next Monday on the universal right to clean water, the first EP hearing under the European Citizens' Initiative allowing the public to ask the EU authorities for new legislation.

LIBE AFCO FEMM ENVI EMPL ECON INTA DEVE AFET JURI CULT PECH AGRI REGI TRAN IMCO ITRE 23-01-2014 - 12:03  

The priorities of the Greek Council Presidency are being outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Greek ministers, from 16 to 23 January. This text will be updated daily.

ENVI 22-01-2014 - 18:57  

An agreement struck by EP and Council negotiators on access to genetic resources and sharing the benefits of their use was backed by the environment committee on Wednesday. The agreement also covers traditional knowledge held by indigenous or local communities. The new rules should contribute to the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of its components.

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Bienvenido al sitio Internet de la Comisión de Medio Ambiente, Salud Pública y Seguridad Alimentaria (ENVI).
 
Nuestra comisión, que cuenta con 71 miembros, es la mayor comisión legislativa del Parlamento Europeo. Trabajamos para que las numerosas preocupaciones de los ciudadanos de toda Europa se vean tenidas en cuenta en la legislación en materia de medio ambiente, salud y seguridad alimentaria. El Parlamento Europeo ha adquirido competencias de colegislador en la gran mayoría de las cuestiones que se debaten en el seno de la Comisión ENVI, lo que la convierte en una de las comisiones más influyentes.
 
Nuestro trabajo en el ámbito de la política de medio ambiente incluye asuntos que van de la reglamentación sobre los productos químicos tóxicos a la preservación de la biodiversidad de Europa. La comisión trabaja también para promover una Europa sostenible que utilice eficazmente sus recursos. La lucha contra el cambio climático es una parte esencial del trabajo de nuestra comisión.
 
Los recientes escándalos en el sector alimentario en algunos Estados miembros han puesto de manifiesto la necesidad de mejorar la seguridad alimentaria. Examinamos con un ojo crítico la legislación relativa a la reglamentación de los productos alimentarios. Una de las principales preocupaciones de la Comisión ENVI es que los consumidores estén mejor informados, por ejemplo, mediante un etiquetado más claro e inequívoco de los productos.
 
En el ámbito de la salud pública, la Comisión ENVI se esfuerza por proponer soluciones a nivel europeo para los problemas concernientes a la salud. Entre los ejemplos recientes de nuestro trabajo se pueden citar la seguridad de los productos farmacéuticos y cosméticos, la lucha contra la falsificación de medicamentos y la defensa de los derechos de los pacientes.
 
Esperamos que este sitio Internet le ofrezca una imagen más completa de nuestro trabajo y le invitamos a enviarnos sus comentarios sobre cualquier asunto que sea de su interés.
 
Matthias Groote