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Fact-finding visit to Bulgaria

05-02-2020

The PETI Committee decided to organise a fact-finding visit to Bulgaria as a result of a relatively large number of petitions it has received from Bulgarian citizens on the Bulgarian Code of Civil Procedure (CCP). Petitioners allege breaches of consumer rights, corruption, the role of bailiffs, violation of the right to a fair trial, and breaches of Directive 93/13/EEC on unfair terms in consumer contracts. The aim of the visit is to hear the petitioners and to investigate and discuss the subject ...

The PETI Committee decided to organise a fact-finding visit to Bulgaria as a result of a relatively large number of petitions it has received from Bulgarian citizens on the Bulgarian Code of Civil Procedure (CCP). Petitioners allege breaches of consumer rights, corruption, the role of bailiffs, violation of the right to a fair trial, and breaches of Directive 93/13/EEC on unfair terms in consumer contracts. The aim of the visit is to hear the petitioners and to investigate and discuss the subject matter of the petitions with the Bulgarian authorities.

Les politiques de l’Union – Au service des citoyens : Protection de l’environnement

28-06-2019

Depuis 1972, l’Union européenne améliore le bien-être des Européens grâce à sa politique environnementale. Aujourd’hui, l’objectif de la politique environnementale de l’Union est de veiller à ce qu’en 2050, nous vivions bien, dans les limites de notre planète. Pour atteindre cet objectif, l’Union s’efforce d’assurer une transition vers une économie sobre en carbone et efficace dans l’utilisation des ressources, de préserver la diversité biologique et de protéger la santé humaine au moyen de normes ...

Depuis 1972, l’Union européenne améliore le bien-être des Européens grâce à sa politique environnementale. Aujourd’hui, l’objectif de la politique environnementale de l’Union est de veiller à ce qu’en 2050, nous vivions bien, dans les limites de notre planète. Pour atteindre cet objectif, l’Union s’efforce d’assurer une transition vers une économie sobre en carbone et efficace dans l’utilisation des ressources, de préserver la diversité biologique et de protéger la santé humaine au moyen de normes législatives relatives à la qualité de l’air, aux substances chimiques, au climat, à la nature, aux déchets et à l’eau. Bien que cette politique apporte des bénéfices concrets (tels que le vaste réseau de zones protégées Natura 2000, la réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre, le développement du recyclage des ressources et la plus grande propreté de l’air et de l’eau), les perspectives pour l’environnement en Europe dans vingt ans s’assombrissent. Toutefois, la transition vers le développement durable pourrait offrir un certain nombre d’avantages au-delà de la protection de l’environnement, en matière tant d’emploi et d’activité économique que de bien-être et de santé. Lors d’un récent sondage effectué pour le Parlement européen, trois citoyens de l’Union sur quatre se sont déclarés en faveur d’un renforcement de l’action de l’Union en matière de protection de l’environnement. Depuis 2014, des efforts ont été déployés dans un certain nombre de domaines, dont la gestion des déchets (nouveaux objectifs en matière de recyclage, restrictions de l’usage des sacs en plastique, mesures concernant les plastiques et mesures de lutte contre les déchets marins, par exemple), le climat (objectifs d’émissions de gaz à effet de serre à l’horizon 2030 et mesures de décarbonation du secteur des transports, par exemple), la nature (principalement en vue d’améliorer la mise en œuvre des règles de l’Union en matière de protection de la diversité biologique) et la qualité de l’air (nouvelles règles relatives aux quantités maximales de cinq polluants atmosphériques majeurs que les pays de l’Union sont autorisés à rejeter dans l’atmosphère). Le Parlement européen a plaidé pour des politiques ambitieuses dans nombre de ces domaines. Les dépenses de l’Union européenne en matière d’environnement et de climat devraient augmenter à l’avenir. Tandis que la Commission propose de faire passer de 20 % à 25 % la part des dépenses de l’Union consacrée aux objectifs en matière de climat, le Parlement demande que cette part soit portée à 30 %. Les politiques devraient se concentrer, dans les années à venir, sur l’action en matière de climat, sur la protection de la nature, sur la qualité de l’air, sur l’économie circulaire et sur les pesticides. Le présent document est une mise à jour d’une note plus ancienne, publiée avant les élections européennes de 2019.

Single-use plastics and fishing gear: Reducing marine litter

17-06-2019

Most of the plastic in our oceans originates from land-based sources. On European beaches, plastics make up 80-85 % of marine litter, which is considered a major threat to marine and coastal biodiversity. Marine litter also costs the European Union economy an estimated €259 million to €695 million per year. In May 2018, the European Commission put forward a legislative proposal seeking to address the issue of marine litter from plastics. The proposal would introduce a series of measures regarding ...

Most of the plastic in our oceans originates from land-based sources. On European beaches, plastics make up 80-85 % of marine litter, which is considered a major threat to marine and coastal biodiversity. Marine litter also costs the European Union economy an estimated €259 million to €695 million per year. In May 2018, the European Commission put forward a legislative proposal seeking to address the issue of marine litter from plastics. The proposal would introduce a series of measures regarding the top 10 single-use plastics found on European beaches, as well as fishing gear, with a view to reducing their impact on the environment and ensuring a functional internal market. After completion of the legislative procedure, the final act was signed by the presidents of the co-legislators (European Parliament and Council) on 5 June 2019, and published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 12 June 2019. Member States have two years (i.e. until 3 July 2021) to transpose the new directive into national law. Fourth edition of a briefing originally drafted by Didier Bourguignon. document has been designed for on-line viewing.

Port reception facilities for ship waste: Collecting waste from ships in ports

07-06-2019

Marine litter and pollution put the marine environment at risk. While a great proportion of marine litter originates from land-based sources, limiting waste discharges from ships also plays an essential role in efforts to preserve marine and coastal ecosystems. Based on international law, EU legislation requires vessels to bring the waste they generate on voyages to waste-reception facilities in port, and obliges EU ports to provide such facilities to ships using the port. Despite these developments ...

Marine litter and pollution put the marine environment at risk. While a great proportion of marine litter originates from land-based sources, limiting waste discharges from ships also plays an essential role in efforts to preserve marine and coastal ecosystems. Based on international law, EU legislation requires vessels to bring the waste they generate on voyages to waste-reception facilities in port, and obliges EU ports to provide such facilities to ships using the port. Despite these developments, discharges at sea continue. In January 2018, the European Commission put forward a new legislative proposal seeking to improve the collection of ship waste while ensuring efficient maritime transport operations in ports. Interinstitutional negotiations concluded on 13 December 2018. The final text was adopted by the Parliament on 13 March 2019 and then by the Council on 29 March. The Directive was then signed on 17 April by the presidents of the two institutions and will be published in the Official Journal shortly.

India: environmental issues

10-04-2019

The entire south Asian region is threatened by climate change. Changes in average weather conditions are likely to create hotspots across the region and have negative impacts on living standards and gross domestic product (GDP). India is at the core of this trend: it ranks 14th in the last United Nations global climate risk index and in 2017 it was the second most-affected country in terms of casualties related to extreme weather. Air quality in Indian cities is quickly deteriorating and it is today ...

The entire south Asian region is threatened by climate change. Changes in average weather conditions are likely to create hotspots across the region and have negative impacts on living standards and gross domestic product (GDP). India is at the core of this trend: it ranks 14th in the last United Nations global climate risk index and in 2017 it was the second most-affected country in terms of casualties related to extreme weather. Air quality in Indian cities is quickly deteriorating and it is today worse than the situation in China: in the 2018 World Health Organization (WHO) global ambient air quality database, 11 of the 12 cities with the highest levels of small particulate – PM2.5 – are located in India. Air pollution goes hand in hand with poverty: in 2016 an estimated 790 million people (almost 60 % of the Indian population), still relied on biomass for cooking. Deforestation, water pollution, clean water shortages, and waste management are further issues of concern. The Indian authorities have taken several initiatives to tackle these issues. In 2008, the first national plan on climate change (NAPCC) outlined eight 'national missions' running up to 2017. India is a leader in the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change. It is a founding member of the International Solar Alliance and has ambitious targets in terms of solar power energy. It has launched a national clean air programme (NCAP) to combat air pollution. Prime Minister's Narendra Modi government has launched several flagship initiatives on environment, including a clean cooking scheme, Clean India, Clean Ganga, and Smart Cities Mission. The EU supports Delhi's efforts on tackling its environment challenges. At their March 2016 summit, the EU and India agreed on two joint declarations: on an India-EU water partnership and on a clean energy and climate partnership. The joint declaration on partnership for smart and sustainable urban development signed at the India-EU Summit in October 2017 is the framework for EU support for India's urbanisation challenges.

Marine litter: single-use plastics and fishing gear

09-07-2018

The Commission proposal aims to reduce the environmental harm from single-use plastics and fishing gear. The supporting impact assessment (IA) does not discuss the impacts on innovation, research and development or the feasibility for businesses to invest into alternative materials. The IA only briefly touches upon the implications for SMEs and does not explain why the open public consultation ran for 8 weeks instead of the 12 weeks. Finally, the proposal misses certain measures foreseen under the ...

The Commission proposal aims to reduce the environmental harm from single-use plastics and fishing gear. The supporting impact assessment (IA) does not discuss the impacts on innovation, research and development or the feasibility for businesses to invest into alternative materials. The IA only briefly touches upon the implications for SMEs and does not explain why the open public consultation ran for 8 weeks instead of the 12 weeks. Finally, the proposal misses certain measures foreseen under the preferred option and contains measures not foreseen in the IA.

Environmental Reporting Initiative: Implementation Appraisal

17-05-2018

Member States' success in implementing environmental legislation can be measured through the information they send to the European Commission (reporting), which is based on the control activities they carry out (monitoring). In its 2018 work programme, the European Commission announced its intention to streamline requirements in this area, as a follow-up to a Fitness Check on Environmental Monitoring and Reporting (finalised in June 2017).

Member States' success in implementing environmental legislation can be measured through the information they send to the European Commission (reporting), which is based on the control activities they carry out (monitoring). In its 2018 work programme, the European Commission announced its intention to streamline requirements in this area, as a follow-up to a Fitness Check on Environmental Monitoring and Reporting (finalised in June 2017).

Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, April 2018

20-04-2018

The April plenary session's highlight was the debate on the future of Europe with the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, detailing his ambitions for a reinvigorated Europe, ready to face existing and emerging challenges. Members also heard from the European Council and Commission Presidents on the outcome of the March European Council meeting. High Representative Federica Mogherini made statements on the UN global compacts for migration and refugees, Syria, Russia, the situation in ...

The April plenary session's highlight was the debate on the future of Europe with the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, detailing his ambitions for a reinvigorated Europe, ready to face existing and emerging challenges. Members also heard from the European Council and Commission Presidents on the outcome of the March European Council meeting. High Representative Federica Mogherini made statements on the UN global compacts for migration and refugees, Syria, Russia, the situation in the Korean peninsula and of Greek soldiers arrested in Turkey. Parliament adopted, inter alia, legislative resolutions on greenhouse gas emissions, the circular economy, European political parties and foundations, anti-money-laundering, market surveillance of motor vehicles, and organic production and labelling. Members granted discharge for the execution of the 2016 budget to the European Commission and all EU institutions and agencies, except the Council/European Council and European Asylum Support Office.

Policy Departments' Monthly Highlights - April 2018

16-04-2018

The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.

The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.

Économie circulaire: quatre propositions sur les déchets

11-04-2018

Dans le cadre de la transition vers une économie circulaire, la Commission européenne a présenté en 2015 quatre propositions législatives destinées à améliorer la gestion des déchets dans l’Union européenne. Les négociations en première lecture avec le Conseil ont débouché sur un compromis, qui sera soumis au vote du Parlement lors de la période de session d’avril.

Dans le cadre de la transition vers une économie circulaire, la Commission européenne a présenté en 2015 quatre propositions législatives destinées à améliorer la gestion des déchets dans l’Union européenne. Les négociations en première lecture avec le Conseil ont débouché sur un compromis, qui sera soumis au vote du Parlement lors de la période de session d’avril.

Evénements à venir

20-01-2021
EPRS online policy roundtable with the World Bank: Where next for the global economy
Autre événement -
EPRS
25-01-2021
Public Hearing on "Gender aspects of precarious work"
Audition -
FEMM
26-01-2021
Public hearing on Co-management of EU fisheries at local level
Audition -
PECH

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