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MEPs urge EU states to ensure better care of #TransportedAnimals

MEPs urge EU states to ensure better care of #TransportedAnimals

| February 15, 2019

The EU and its member states must better enforce existing rules on protecting transported animals and penalize all offenders, Parliament said on Thursday (14 February). In a resolution, adopted by 411 votes in favour to 43 against, with 110 abstentions, MEPs renewed Parliament’s 2012 call for a strong and uniform enforcement of the 2005 EU […]

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New rules to promote #WaterReuse in #Farming

New rules to promote #WaterReuse in #Farming

| February 13, 2019

Water scarcity is a growing problem in Europe. MEPs want to secure the EU’s freshwater sources by promoting water reuse in agriculture. Population growth, urbanisation and tourism have all contributed to the water shortages and droughts that are increasingly affecting many areas of Europe, especially the Mediterranean region. Water sources are under stress and the […]

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European Parliament votes on the implementation of the directive on sustainable use of #Pesticides

European Parliament votes on the implementation of the directive on sustainable use of #Pesticides

| February 13, 2019

The European Parliament has adopted an own initiative report on the implementation of the EU Directive on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (SUD). PAN Europe welcomes the vote and emphasises that this report can help to speed up implementation of the Directive, which is long overdue. “Despite the SUD, sale of pesticides has not reduced […]

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Animal welfare: Parliament wants better protection for transported animals

Animal welfare: Parliament wants better protection for transported animals

| February 12, 2019

Long journeys create stress and suffering for farm animals. MEPs want stricter controls, tougher penalties and shorter traveling times to increase animals’ welfare across the EU. Every year, millions of animals are transported long distances across the EU and to non-EU countries to be bred, reared or slaughtered, as well as for competitions and the […]

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#EUVehicleEmissions laws improved since #Dieselgate, but challenges remain, warn auditors

#EUVehicleEmissions laws improved since #Dieselgate, but challenges remain, warn auditors

| February 8, 2019

EU laws on vehicle emissions have been improved since the Dieselgate scandal, but challenges remain, according to a new Briefing Paper from the European Court of Auditors. The auditors welcome the improvements in market surveillance but point out that its effectiveness depends on implementation by the member states. They also warn that manufacturers may find […]

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Sustainability: Commission presents reflection paper on a more #SustainableEurope by 2030

Sustainability: Commission presents reflection paper on a more #SustainableEurope by 2030

| January 31, 2019

As part of the debate on the future of Europe, launched with the Commission’s White Paper of 1 March 2017, the Commission is publishing a Reflection Paper on a Sustainable Europe by 2030. Announced as a follow-up to President Juncker’s 2017 State of the Union Address, today’s Paper forms part of the EU’s firm commitment […]

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European Commission welcomes #EuropeanChemicalsAgency opinion on restricting #Microplastics intentionally added to products

European Commission welcomes #EuropeanChemicalsAgency opinion on restricting #Microplastics intentionally added to products

| January 31, 2019

In the framework of the EU Plastics Strategy, at the request of the European Commission, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has assessed the health and environmental risks posed by intentionally added microplastics and has concluded that an EU-wide restriction would be justified.The report covers a variety of sectors, from cosmetic industry to agriculture and construction. […]

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