The underlying motive of the meeting on 06 March is that the EU water policy is subjected, in particular since October 2017, to a fundamental revision and evolution. As we all know, its key legislation, the Water Framework Directive (WFD) is actually the main focus of the discussion. We may expect further initiatives in the sector of drinking water as well as of water reuse.
Update: a summary record is available.
Brussels, 1 February 2018 – European Aluminium, the voice of the entire aluminium value chain, welcomed two new members this month after adding five new members to its ranks in 2017. In total, the Brussels-based industry association now represents over 85 companies and associations covering more than 600 plants across 30 European countries.
Provisional agenda items include a policy debate on the emission performance standards for new passenger cars and for new light commercial vehicles Regulation and a (poss) policy debate on the Directive on the quality of water. Furthermore, a (poss) policy debate on the review of the adaptation strategy and the (poss) adoption of Council conclusions on the follow-up to the Circular Economy Action Plan, particularly the EU strategy on plastics/chemicals, products and waste interface, is also foreseen.
The JRC signed an agreement with the French Institut national de l’environnement industriel et des risques (INERIS) to reinforce cooperation in the fields of industrial risks and safety as well as environmental security.