Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Kebab

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

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Sachertorte - Chocolate cake

EPP Group objects to European Commission proposal to ban sweeteners in fine bakery Today, the EPP Group in the European Parliament's...

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Flooded house in flood waters

Today, the European Commission presented its ideas to reinforce Europe's ability to deal with natural disasters. ‘rescEU’ is an EU...

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Climate change

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

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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
15.12.2016 - 11:44

A balanced ETS to reach climate goals

"We want a balanced reform of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) - the necessary ambitions to guarantee the implementation of the Paris Agreement, while at the same time, sufficient protection...
Climate change
Press Release
13.12.2016 - 10:58

Clean energy has to go hand-in-hand with job creation

“Increasing the competitiveness and strengthening the weight of industry in the EU economy has to go hand-in-hand with our climate and energy objectives and should be further strengthened in...
Climate change
Press Release
30.11.2016 - 09:13

Energy Union: affordable energy for all is a main priority

“In Europe, we have high energy prices which hurt our businesses and competitiveness vis-à-vis other regions of the world. Removing existing barriers and market distortions in the...
pipe throwing smog
Press Release
23.11.2016 - 14:09

Better air quality for Europe

The European Parliament adopted new EU standards on national emissions today. "I am glad we have got new limits in place as from 2020 and 2030. The agreement between Parliament and Council...
Climate change
Press Release
18.11.2016 - 17:13

COP22: Turning our climate commitments into reality

“The Paris Agreement was a historic moment, and in Marrakesh we focused on how to turn our climate commitments into action", said the leader of the European Parliament’s COP22...
Shopper Selecting Package of Ground Beef
Press Release
26.10.2016 - 16:22

Trans fats: EP urges Commission to introduce limits

The European Parliament has called on the European Commission to introduce limits for trans fats (TFAs) in industrially-processed foods. "Excess consumption of TFAs causes health problems. Most...

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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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