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Stakeholder press release: EUBP welcomes world’s first plastics strategy – but European Commission misses chance to fully embrace circular benefits of bio-based plastics and biodegradable plastics

Berlin, 17 January 2018 – The European Strategy for Plastics, published on Tuesday by the European Commission, sets clear goals to curb plastic waste, increase resource e ciency, and to create value and job growth in Europe, but falls short on presenting a comprehen- sive approach by limiting the focus of the strategy on mechanical recycling. Concrete steps towards reducing the dependency on fossil feedstock by linking the circular economy with the bioeconomy and supporting innovative bio-based plastics solutions have been further postponed. Moreover, the contributions of biodegradable plastics to a circular economy are recognised but concrete measures are still missing.

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Outcome of the meetings of EU leaders of 14-15 December 2017

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Provisional Agenda: General Affairs Council (20 March 2018)

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Official Journal (L Series): Council Decision (EU, Euratom) 2017/2461 of 12 December 2017 amending the Council’s Rules of Procedure

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Message from Carlo des Dorides, Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency

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Official Journal (C Series): Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures

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Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/… of 18.12.2017 amending Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council in respect of the application thresholds for the procedures for the award of contracts

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Event: ENTSO-E Conference (Brussels, 5-6 December 2017)

This year’s conference of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) will focus on the development of the Energy Union and the European internal energy market. Full article…

Recommendation: EP ITRE Committee on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)

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Stakeholder Press Release: UK car industry lobbied Europe to weaken new carbon limits

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) – which represents UK-based manufacturers – wrote to the European Commission arguing it should slow down the rate at which companies are required to reduce CO2 emissions levels and opposing targets for electric cars.

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State Aid Case: SA.48382 Regional investment aid to MOL Petrolkémia Zrt

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State Aid Case: SA.43780 French support to small hydro

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Press Release: UK still keeping EU in the dark over Ireland and citizens’ rights after Brexit

The British government’s lack of clarity over the future status of the north of Ireland, citizens’ rights and the financial settlement has come under intense criticism from GUE/NGL group during the Brexit debate at the plenary this morning and in a European Parliament resolution. Full article…

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