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Ekologiškesnių biodegalų link

Kiti Energetika / Transportas / Aplinka14-04-2015 - 19:01
Ekologiškesnių biodegalų link  

Siekdama sumažinti anglies dvideginio išlakas transporto sektoriuje ES ilgą laiką skatino biodegalų gamybą iš maistinių kultūrų. Tačiau paaiškėjus, kad išpopuliarėjęs javų auginimas degalams gali privesti prie miškų vertimo dirbama žeme ir taip dar labiau padidinti anglies dioksido išlakas, siekiama pereiti prie biodegalų, gaminamų ne iš maistinių kultūrų, o iš nemaistinės biomasės, pavyzdžiui, iš šiukšlių ar dumblių. (Skaityti daugiau: Ekologiškesnių biodegalų link )

 
Happy children with healthy food ©BELGA_MASTERFILE_Norbert Kramer  

The EU and its member states must invest more effort and money in promoting healthy eating and the consumption of local foodstuffs amongst children, said the agriculture committee said on Tuesday when it amended draft rules on schemes to provide fruit, vegetables and milk in schools. (Read more: Milk and fruit in schools: agriculture MEPs promote healthy eating )

 

Health MEPs propose blueprint for safer healthcare

ENVI Public health14-04-2015 - 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: Health MEPs propose blueprint for safer healthcare )

 

Commission's economic decision making needs to become more neutral, say MEPs

ECON Economic and monetary affairs14-04-2015 - 15:29

The European Commission’s economic decision-making needs to become more neutral, MEPs said in an Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee debate with Commission Vice-President for the euro Valdis Dombrovskis and Economic and Financial affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici on Tuesday. MEPs also voiced concern about the low implementation of the Commission’s country-specific recommendations and asked what it would do about high current account surpluses in Germany and other exporting countries. (Read more: Commission's economic decision making needs to become more neutral, say MEPs )

 

Trade MEPs beef up rules to stem flow of conflict mineral money to armed groups

INTA External/international trade14-04-2015 - 15:19
A miner shows a rough emerald ©BELGA_AGEFOTOSTOCK_J.Sochor  

EU smelters and refiners importing „conflict” minerals and metals would have to be certified by the EU in order to help stem the flow of revenue to armed groups, under a draft law as amended by the International Trade Committee on Tuesday. Other amendments lay down conditions for EU recognition of industry self-certification schemes, and labelling requirements. All these amendments still need to be approved by Parliament as a whole. (Read more: Trade MEPs beef up rules to stem flow of conflict mineral money to armed groups )

 

Environment committee backs compromise on cleaner biofuels

ENVI Public health14-04-2015 - 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: Environment committee backs compromise on cleaner biofuels )

 

Foreign affairs MEPs on Tuesday underlined the need for inclusive, constructive and sustainable political dialogue on reforms and for greater cooperation between the political forces in Albania and in Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Read more: Albania and Bosnia & Herzegovina: political commitment is key to path towards EU )

 

TTIP: MEPs differ on safeguards for data, services, environment and investment

INTA External/international trade14-04-2015 - 09:56

Eight hundred and ninety-eight amendments to a draft resolution on progress in talks with the US on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) were debated by the International Trade Committee on Monday. (Read more: TTIP: MEPs differ on safeguards for data, services, environment and investment )

 
Kongo gelmėse kasami mineralai – prakeiksmu tapęs pasipelnymo šaltinis ©BELGA_AFP_L.Healing  

Tarptautinės prekybos komitetas antradienio rytą balsuoja dėl reglamento, kuriuo siekiama užkirsti kelią neteisėtai prekybai mineralinėmis iškasenomis konfliktų zonose. Pelnas iš prekybos tokiais „konfliktų mineralais“ kaip alavas, tantalas, volframas ir auksas dažnai naudojamas ginkluotiems konfliktams finansuoti. (Skaityti daugiau: „Konfliktų mineralai“: EP nariai siekia užkirsti kelią neteisėtai prekybai )

 
EP nariai šią savaitę posėdžiauja Briuselyje  

Balandžio 13–17 d. EP nariai posėdžiauja komitetuose ir vienos dienos plenariniame posėdyje Briuselyje. Jie balsuos dėl biokuro, gaminamo iš maistinių kultūrų, ribojimo ir taisyklių, kuriomis siekiama užkirsti kelią neteisėtai prekybai mineralinėmis iškasenomis konfliktų zonose. Europarlamentarai taip pat aptars rezoliuciją dėl ES ir JAV laisvos prekybos sutarties ir paminės armėnų genocido 100-ąsias metines. Be to, Europos Parlamente šią savaitę lankysis Ispanijos karalius. (Skaityti daugiau: Šią savaitę Parlamente: biokuras, „konfliktų mineralai“, Ispanijos karalius )