Press Release: The Finnish government and the conference of presidents of the European Parliament to meet in Helsinki

The Government of Finland will meet the European Parliament President David Sassoli and leaders of the EP’s political groups in Helsinki on 6 September. The purpose of the meeting between the Government and the Conference of the Presidents of the European Parliament is to discuss the priorities of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU and inter-institutional cooperation.

Press Releases: Parliament group priorities

During the European elections in May, about 200 million Europeans elected MEPs to represent them over the coming five years in the new European Parliament. Those MEPs are organised into groups based on their political affinities. Find out about the priorities of each group in the video series created by the European Parliament.

Agenda: Committee of the Regions ENVE Commission meeting (19 September 2019)

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Report: The Environmental Footprint Family – bringing clarity to the crowded field of footprint studies

In a new JRC-led article, leading global scientists bring existing environmental footprints into a single environmental footprint family that can be used to more accurately assess, and identify ways to ensure, local and planetary environmental sustainability.

Official Journal (L Series): European Council Decision (EU) 2019/1330 of 5 August 2019 appointing the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

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Press Release: Spring 2019 Standard Eurobarometer: Europeans upbeat about the state of the European Union – best results in 5 years

A new Eurobarometer survey released today shows a strong increase in citizens’ positive perception of the European Union across the board – from the economy to the state of democracy. These are the best results since the June 2014 Eurobarometer survey conducted before the Juncker Commission took office.

UPDATED – Press Release: Environmental Implementation Review: Commission helps Member States to better apply EU environment rules to protect citizens and enhance their quality of life

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UPDATE – Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) 2021-2027: Boosting the Innovation Talent and Capacity of Europe

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UPDATED – Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (recast)

Update: a revised Impact Assessment (including the executive summary) accompanying the proposal, correcting the omission of the 11 annexes is now available.

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Event: Save the Date – Company Law and Climate Change? 24th European Corporate Governance Conference (Helsinki, 12 December 2019)

The conference aims to assess the role of company law and corporate governance in the action against climate change and other related global ecological threats. For the said purpose, the conference facilitates a broad and open exchange as regards both the ongoing development and possible ways forward in the EU and other relevant markets.

Event: 15th meeting of the Technical Platform for Cooperation on the Environment (Brussels, 18 September 2019)

The Technical Platform is a forum set up by the Commission for Environment, Climate Change and Energy at the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and DG ENV aimed at fostering dialogue on local and regional problems and solutions in the application of EU environment law. It was launched in 2012 with the following objectives:

  • to allow dialogue on implementation issues of mutual interest and exchange of best practices at a technical level;
  • to facilitate a cooperation between local and regional environmental administrations and DG ENV and the CoR’s ENVE Commission;
  • to overall contribute to improvements in environmental outcomes;
  • to strengthen the cooperation between the CoR’s ENVE commission and DG ENV;
  • to provide technical input to the work of the CoR’s ENVE commission, thereby reinforcing an evidence-based approach in its ongoing work in this field.

Report from the Commission on the application in 2018 of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents

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UPDATED – Agenda: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (13 – 14 June 2019)

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Question for Written Answer: Sponsorship of EU Council Presidency functions

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Agenda: EP IMCO Committee Meeting (2-3 September 2019)

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Press Release: More accessible and easier to maintain – new Online Collection System for European Citizens’ Initiatives

A new release of the Online Collection System (OCS) for the European Citizens’ Initiative is out! This version 3.0.0 includes major upgrades in terms of accessibility and maintainability of the application. The OCS is a reusable tool that permits the online collection of statements of support in a way that complies with the Regulation on the European Citizens’ Initiative.

OPP Meeting Summary: Joint EP ENVI/DEVE Committee – Exchange of views with Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development (23 July 2019)

A summary of the meeting, with a focus on environment and climate change, is now available.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Exchange of views with Ms Krista Mikkonen Finnish Minister of Environment and Climate Change (23 July 2019)

A summary of the exchange of views is now available.

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