The next Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday 15 July (09.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 - 18.30) and Thursday 16 July (09.00 - 12.30) in Brussels.
On 25 June, the ENVI Committee voted on the outcome of the inter-institutional negotiations. The text agreed includes several aspects of Parliament's mandate, such as the provisional inclusion of food from cloned animals in the scope of the regulation, the revision of the definition of nanomaterials, the reintroduction of the former food categories as well as the introduction of new ones, to include food from micro organisms, fungi and algae, from cellular or tissue culture and from insects.
The European Commission’s weak response to the first EU citizens’ initiative (ECI) petition, on the “Right2Water”, could discredit the ECI system, warn Environment Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Wednesday. It “lacks any real ambition and failed to meet the demands of the organizers”, they add. ECIs enable citizens to ask the Commission to propose laws in areas within its competence, if they can muster at least one million signatures from at least a quarter of EU member states. (Preberite več)
Draft plans to encourage food innovation via a new, simplified authorisation procedure for novel foods, already informally agreed with the Council of Ministers, were endorsed by the Environment Committee on Thursday. In talks, MEPs insisted that foods from cloned animals must be clearly included in the scope of the regulation, as must the precautionary principle, measures to keep nanomaterials under scrutiny and animal testing restrictions. (Preberite več)
Draft plans to set sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits for medium-sized combustion plants, such as electricity generators or heating systems for domestic, residential or industrial use, were informally agreed by MEPs and the Latvian Presidency of the Council on Tuesday. EU Member states will have to assess whether to introduce stricter limits in areas where these emissions breach EU air quality standards. (Preberite več)
A draft law to ban the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports, in the EU was voted by the Environment and Agriculture committees on Wednesday. MEPs beefed up the European Commission’s initial proposal, citing high mortality rates at all development stages of cloning and EU citizens’ animal welfare and ethical concerns. (Preberite več)
Binding waste-reduction targets, revamped ecodesign legislation and measures to break the link between growth and the use of natural resources are the chief demands set out in a resolution passed on Wednesday by environment MEPs,who call on the Commission to table new legislation by the end of 2015. (Preberite več)
Dobrodošli na spletni strani odbora ENVI
Z 69 poslanci je naš odbor največji zakonodajni odbor v Evropskem parlamentu.
Njegovi člani si dejavno prizadevamo, da bi bili potrošniki bolje obveščeni o živilih, to pa želimo doseči predvsem z ureditvijo označevanja in dajanja izdelkov na trg. Zavzemamo se za evropske rešitve za vprašanja javnega zdravja.
Odbor je pristojen še za številna druga področja, med njimi so onesnaženost zraka in vode, ravnanje z odpadki ali zaščita biotske raznovrstnosti. Njegovi člani si prizadevamo za trajnostno Evropo, gospodarno z viri.
Osrednje mesto pri našem delu zavzema boj proti podnebnim spremembam. Ta bo v začetku tega zakonodajnega obdobja visoko na seznamu prednostnih nalog, saj se bližajo vrhunska srečanja o podnebju, bistvena za mednarodni sporazum o podnebju, ki naj bi bil sklenjen leta 2015. Drugo področje, ki se mu bomo posvetili na začetku tega zakonodajnega obdobja, je pridelava gensko spremenjenih organizmov ter njihova morebitna omejitev ali prepoved v državah članicah.
Upamo, da boste prek tega spletnega mesta dobili poglobljen vpogled v naše delo in vas vabimo, da nam pošljete komentarje na vprašanja, ki so za vas pomembna.
Giovanni La Via
Ocena možnosti znanstvene in tehnološke politike za Evropski parlament