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...

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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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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...

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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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In the forest
Press Release
13.09.2017 - 12:59

LULUCF: MEPs back forest accounting rules

The European Parliament today voted in favour of a legislative proposal, land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF), which will contribute to fighting climate change. The proposal, under which...
Airplane landing
Press Release
11.09.2017 - 16:09

No advantage for British companies in case of hard Brexit

EPP Group in favour of preparing EU for the possibility of a hard Brexit in the environment domain The EPP Group is concerned with the state of negotiations with the UK government, which is why...
Hand with remote control on the conditioner
Press Release
22.06.2017 - 15:18

EPP Group further commits to fighting climate change

European Parliament to ratify an amendment which will extend the Montreal Protocol and ultimately reduce 70 billion CO2-equivalents by 2050 Today, the European Parliament’s Committee on...
glass globe in hand
Press Release
14.06.2017 - 13:14

Europe's answer to America First: partnership, cooperation

“Climate change is a reality. It is coming. It will be big and dramatic and we can only try to limit it,” said Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, during...
Climate change
Press Release
14.06.2017 - 12:52

Climate Change: Europe unites behind Paris deal

Europe unites against US pulling out of the climate change accord, says Paris Agreement will survive Trump The European Parliament today adopted legislation implementing its 2030 emissions...
glass globe in hand
Press Release
02.06.2017 - 09:28

Trump and Paris Deal: Accord will survive US President

President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on fighting climate change has been met with regret by the EPP Group in the European Parliament. “Trump's decision is a...

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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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