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The next meeting of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety is taking place on Monday 13 October between 15.00-18.30 in Brussels in meeting room Jozsef Antall (JAN) 4Q2 .
The ENVI meeting foreseen for the 6 October 2014 is cancelled due to its date/time overlapping with the Commissioners-designate hearings.
The next workshop on Novel foods organised by Policy Department A will take place on Tuesday 7 October 2014 between 12.15-14.30 in meeting room Altiero Spinelli (ASP) A1E-2.
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Workshop on Novel foods

In preparation for the revision of the EU novel food regulation a workshop will take place on 7 October 2014 between 12.15-14.30 in meeting room Altiero Sponelli (A1E-2)
The workshop will focus on the state of play in novel foods in the EU, member states experiences with novel food applications, the importance of the novel foods market in the EU from industry and from consumer perspective.

Commissioners-designate hearings

The Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety is responsible or jointly responsible for the following Commissioners-designate hearings:
Karmenu VELLA (Malta) - Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries - Monday 29 September 14.30-17.30 -  room JAN2Q2
Vytenis ANDRIUKAITIS (Lithuania) - Health and Food Safety - Tuesday 30 September 09.00-12.00 - room JAN4Q2
Miguel ARIAS CANETE (Spain) - Climate Action and Energy - Wednesday 1 October - 18.00-21.00 – room JAN4Q2
Alenka BRATUSEK (Slovenia) - Energy Union, Vice-President Designate of the Commission - Monday 6 October - 14.30-17.30 – room  JAN4Q2
In addition, the ENVI Committee will be involved in the following hearings:
ITRE/IMCO with ENVI as associated committee                  
Elzbieta BIENKOWSKA (Poland) - Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs -  Thursday 2 October 13.30-16.30 – room JAN4Q2
ECON/EMPL/ITRE with ENVI informally invited                  
Jyrki KATAINEN (Finland) - Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness - Tuesday 7 October - 09.00-12.00 – room JAN2Q2
DEVE with ENVI informally invited                                            
Christos STYLIANIDES (Cyprus) - Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management - Tuesday 30 September - 18.00-21.00 – room JAN4Q2

Ebola crisis, GMO cultivation, circular economy, 2015 budget

During the meeting of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on the 3rd of September, members held exchange of views with European Commissioners Tonio Borg and Janez Potočnik on the Ebola crisis in West-Africa and the new circular economy package of proposals.
The Italian Presidency presented the Council position on legislation allowing Member States to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMOs on their territory.
The Committee also adopted its opinion on the 2015 budget.

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"The priorities of the Italian Council Presidency were outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Italian ministers in a series of meetings held in July and September."

Bevoegdheden van de parlementaire commissies
Deze commissie is bevoegd voor:
1.    milieubeleid en maatregelen ter bescherming van het milieu, met name met betrekking tot
a)    lucht-, bodem- en waterverontreiniging, afvalbeheer en recycling, gevaarlijke stoffen en preparaten, geluidsniveaus, klimaatverandering en bescherming van biodiversiteit,
b)    duurzame ontwikkeling,
c)    maatregelen en overeenkomsten op internationaal en regionaal niveau ter bescherming van het milieu,
d)    herstel van milieuschade,
e)    civiele bescherming,
f)    het Europees Milieuagentschap;
g)    het Europees Chemicaliënagentschap;
2.    volksgezondheid, met name
a)    programma's en specifieke acties op het gebied van de volksgezondheid,
b)    farmaceutische en cosmetische producten,
c)    gezondheidsaspecten van bioterrorisme,
d)    het Europees Geneesmiddelenbureau en het Europees Centrum voor ziektepreventie en -bestrijding;
3.    aangelegenheden betreffende voedselveiligheid, met name
a)    etikettering en veiligheid van voedingsmiddelen,
b)    veterinaire wetgeving betreffende de bescherming tegen risico's voor de gezondheid van de mens, gezondheidscontrole op voedingsproducten en voedselproductiestelsels,
c)    de Europese Autoriteit voor voedselveiligheid en het Europees Voedsel- en Veterinair Bureau.
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