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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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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Hands Washing
Press Release
10.09.2018 - 18:52

EPP Group for safe and cheap access to water

EU listens to people's concerns in first ever European Citizens’ Initiative Right2Water "The European Union belongs to the people, and the people have voiced their concerns",...
Firefighters rush
Press Release
04.09.2018 - 09:00

EU to be ready before the new forest fire season

European Parliament urges Member States not to waste time as the Institutions enter into negotiations. "We are at the 11th hour to agree on how to make civil protection in Europe more...
Cow eating grass
Press Release
20.06.2018 - 16:02

Reducing risks of antibiotic resistance for humans

"This is a big step for public health. We will reduce the consumption of antibiotics in farm animals, which are an important source of antibiotic resistance then transmitted to humans....
Statistics, Finance, Stock Exchange and Accounting
Press Release
20.06.2018 - 08:58

The deal will give us a modern and flexible Energy Union

“We managed to strike a good deal which will put the EU on track towards realising the Energy Union and building the European energy markets on competition and market-based price formation,...
Traffic on multiple lane highway
Press Release
12.06.2018 - 10:50

First step towards limiting CO2 emissions from trucks

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 Parliament is today expected to confirm an agreement...
Flooded house in flood waters
Press Release
30.05.2018 - 15:15

No EU country will be left alone to face natural disasters

European Parliament to back renewed European Civil Protection Mechanism The European Parliament is expected to back a renewed and improved EU Civil Protection Mechanism, first established in 2013...

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