Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

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EU listens to people's concerns in first ever European Citizens’ Initiative Right2Water "The European Union belongs to the people,...

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Traffic on multiple lane highway

Trucks emit more than 40% of Europe's road transport emissions, yet until now, unlike cars, they didn't have caps on CO2. The European...

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Flooded house in flood waters

European Parliament to back renewed European Civil Protection Mechanism The European Parliament is expected to back a renewed and improved EU...

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Environment Committee backs stronger EU disaster relief

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has approved draft legislation to step up EU disaster relief. Authored by the EPP Group’s...

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About

The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety is responsible for sustainable development, environmental policy and environmental protection measures, in particular concerning air, soil and water pollution, waste management and recycling, dangerous substances and preparations, noise levels, climate change, and the protection of biodiversity. It deals with public health, in particular with programmes and specific actions in the field of public health, and with pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. Finally, it tackles food safety issues, in particular the labelling and safety of foodstuffs, veterinary legislation concerning protection against risks to human health and public health checks on foodstuffs and food production systems.

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Climate change
Press Release
12.12.2017 - 11:29

EU and Switzerland join forces in battle against emissions

EPP Group convinced that EP vote will open the door to linking with other, bigger ETS systems The European Parliament is today set to approve the linking of the EU’s Emissions Trading System...
Energy Union
Press Release
06.12.2017 - 09:49

Energy Union needs a modern and flexible governance

“If we want to deliver on the 2030 targets and beyond, it is necessary to give the market some room for manoeuvre to make long-term investments in new and efficient technologies. The proposal...
Sachertorte - Chocolate cake
Press Release
28.11.2017 - 11:00

EPP Group against restricting dietary choices for diabetics

EPP Group objects to European Commission proposal to ban sweeteners in fine bakery Today, the EPP Group in the European Parliament's Environment Committee voted against the Commission's...
Flooded house in flood waters
Press Release
23.11.2017 - 15:09

Better response to and prevention of natural disasters

Today, the European Commission presented its ideas to reinforce Europe's ability to deal with natural disasters. ‘rescEU’ is an EU civil protection response reserve of civil...
glass globe in hand
News
21.11.2017 - 10:20

Exploring local options to fight climate change

At the annual Herman Van Rompuy Lecture, held this year on 21 November at ‘Het BEL’, a new green building at the Tour & Taxis site in Brussels, keynote speaker Christiana Figueres,...
Climate change
Press Release
09.11.2017 - 08:08

CO2 emissions: EU finalises ETS reform

The EU has taken an important step forward in its efforts to achieve the Paris climate goals. Late last night, representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of...

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Past Events

Alcohol labelling: one-size-fits-all?
18.10.2017 - 16:00

European Commission report on alcohol labelling: one-size-fits-all?

Medical Progress
07.06.2017 - 15:00

Medical Progress: from therapy to human enhancement

Emissions Trading System
04.05.2016 - 14:30

The Emissions Trading System - ETS

For further info: epp-itre@europarl.europa.eu
The future of GMOs in Europe
18.11.2015 - 15:00

The future of GMOs in Europe

To register, contact EPP-GMO-Hearing@ep.europa.eu
Integrated EU policy approach for pharmaceutical sector
30.09.2015 - 14:30

The future of medicine

A strong EU pharmaceutical sector is essential to ensure Europe’s disease prevention capabilities, preparedness and assure our health '...

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