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Parliament adopts CO2 market stability reserve

Plenary Session Environment08-07-2015 - 16:13

A reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), informally agreed with the Latvian Presidency of the Council, was endorsed by Parliament on Wednesday. The reform is intended to reduce the surplus of carbon credits available for trading in order to support the price of the emission rights. The scheme will start operating in 2019. (Read more: Parliament adopts CO2 market stability reserve )

 

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. (Read more: Right2water citizens’ initiative: Commission must act, say MEPs )

 

Novel Foods: food safety MEPs back deal with Council

ENVI Food safety25-06-2015 - 14:25
scoops of superfood - healthy seeds and powders (white and black chia, flax, hemp, pomegranate fruit powder, wheatgrass, hemp and whey protein, maca root) on canvas. ©BELGA_AGEFOTOSTOCK  

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. (Read more: Novel Foods: food safety MEPs back deal with Council )

 

Medium combustion plants emissions: informal deal with Council

ENVI Environment / Public health23-06-2015 - 18:59

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. (Read more: Medium combustion plants emissions: informal deal with Council )

 

Ban not just animal cloning, but cloned food, feed and imports too, say MEPs

ENVI AGRI Agriculture / Public health17-06-2015 - 17:22
World's first sheep clones. The faces of identical insMeganins and insMoragins, the world's first cloned sheep aged 9 months.  

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. (Read more: Ban not just animal cloning, but cloned food, feed and imports too, say MEPs )

 

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. (Read more: Circular economy: “systemic change” needed to address resource scarcity )

 

A reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), informally agreed with the Latvian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, was backed by the Environment Committee on Tuesday. The reform aims to reduce the surplus of carbon credits available for trading in order to support the price of the emission rights. The scheme would start operating in 2019. (Read more: CO2 market fix: Environment Committee MEPs back deal with Council )

 

Poslanci představili návrhy na bezpečnější zdravotní péči

Plenární zasedání Veřejné zdraví19-05-2015 - 13:14
Patient Safety illustration  

Poslanci v úterý schváleném usnesení představili návrhy na zlepšení bezpečnosti pacientů, opatření na boj proti zvyšující se rezistenci vůči antibiotikům, zodpovědnější využívání existujících léčebných postupů a podporu inovací. Členové EP také vyjádřili znepokojení nad infekcemi ve zdravotnických zařízeních. Ty podle dostupných údajů postihují 8 – 12 % hospitalizovaných pacientů v EU a v jejich důsledku umírá každoročně na 37 000 osob. Neúměrně také zatěžují omezené rozpočty ve zdravotnictví. (Přečtěte si více: Poslanci představili návrhy na bezpečnější zdravotní péči )

 

MEPs vote to cap emissions of medium combustion plants

ENVI Environment07-05-2015 - 12:37
A city view with a cimney ©BELGA_AGEFOTOSTOCK  

EU countries would have to enforce sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits upon medium-sized combustion plants, such as electricity generators or heating systems for domestic, residential or industrial use, under draft plans approved by the Environment Committee on Wednesday. MEPs voted to adapt the scheme to match the plants’ thermal input, so as to reduce the administrative burden on small businesses. (Read more: MEPs vote to cap emissions of medium combustion plants )

 

ETS market stability reserve: MEPs strike deal with Council

ENVI Consumers06-05-2015 - 12:11

A draft law to reform the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), by reducing the surplus of carbon credits available for trading into order to support the price, was informally agreed upon by MEPs and the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers on Tuesday. The surplus reserve would start operating in 2019. (Read more: ETS market stability reserve: MEPs strike deal with Council )