Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


The circular economy means that we need to change our thinking from the ‘buy-use-throw away’ model to a more sustainable culture. The...

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Vaccine hesitancy in Europe is growing. EPP Group calls on Member States to stop the trend. Today, Members of the European Parliament’s...

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The reform of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) will be crucial to achieve the EU’s CO2 reduction goals. It creates a Modernisation Fund to...


EPP Group to do everything in its power to avoid European 'kebab ban' Today, the European Parliament will decide on whether to give the...



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.


Electric Car loading on Solar Charging Station
Press Release
16.02.2012 - 13:30

Energy Efficiency Directive: breakthrough

The negotiations on the package on the Energy Efficiency Directive in the European Parliament have taken a big step forward. Before the scheduled vote in the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (...
Electric Car loading on Solar Charging Station
Press Release
16.02.2012 - 11:45

Energy Efficiency Directive: Agreement on

Before the scheduled vote on February 28 in the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) of the European Parliament (EP), the Rapporteurs of all political Groups in the EP have agreed upon a...
Airplane landing
Press Release
06.02.2012 - 19:15

Chinese threat to aviation ETS

"If we give in because of a €1.90 additional cost for a flight to Shanghai, this will have major implications for the credibility of the EU in other policy areas." "We should...
Woman checking food labelling
Press Release
02.02.2012 - 16:45

Nutrition claims for foodstuffs: EP stops misleading ads

The European Parliament has stopped a misleading nutrition claim for foodstuffs proposed by the European Commission. The claim would have been "contains 15 percent less sugar/fat/salt"....
Press Release
24.01.2012 - 15:30

MRI Derogations: putting patients first.

Decision in favour of patients/ health protection remains safeguarded / Council must stop blocking The European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)...
Press Release
19.01.2012 - 16:45

Biocides: Parliament endorses strict EU rules

For the first time, there will be common EU standards on the registration and the use of biocides. The European Parliament endorsed a new EU Regulation on biocides today. "We will have more...


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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