Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

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...

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...

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...

Woman with cancer wearing scarf

The EPP Group wants to double EU spending on cancer research by 2024, committing itself to fighting cancer. The biggest group in the European...



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.


Hands Washing
Press Release
30.05.2012 - 17:30

Water Consumption: save water where it makes sense.

MEPs want new measures to reduce water consumption in the EU "Water must be used efficiently. We must reduce overall consumption, in particular in areas with water scarcity." This is...
Press Release
24.05.2012 - 14:45

Raw Materials: EU must act efficiently with its resources.

The use of resources and raw materials is of paramount importance for the competitiveness and the technological leadership of the EU. This is the gist of a European Parliament Resolution on the '...
silicon breast implant
27.04.2012 - 12:45

PIP breast implants: preventing a repeat of an international scandal

Breast implants are regulated by Directive 200/74/CE on medical devices. This directive improved the legal provisions underlying oversight by the relevant authorities of medical devices, by enabling...
silicon breast implant
Press Release
25.04.2012 - 09:45

Breast implants scandal: never again!

"Since the Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implant scandal was revealed, thousands of women around the world have been living a nightmare, not knowing whether their lives are at risk or not....
School of fish
Press Release
20.04.2012 - 14:00

Biodiversity: Important environmental,

The European Parliament at its plenary session in Strasbourg, today adopted the Report on an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020. "According to the UN Food Agriculture Organisation, 60 percent...
Hands Washing
Press Release
15.03.2012 - 17:15

World Water Forum: the blue planet must remain blue!

This week, the 6th World Water Forum, to which more than 30,000 participants are expected, is taking place in Marseilles. The European Parliament will be represented at the forum. "I will be at...


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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