Procedural rules in the field of environmental reporting

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Agenda: Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth (Better Regulation) (13 October 2017)

Agenda items include the Draft Terms of Reference (ToR) template for Impact Assessment on substantial amendments by the Council and a presentation and discussion of the CEPS report on “Introducing EU Reduction targets on regulatory costs: A feasibility study.“

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Press Release: The European Union hosts international conference in Malta to generate global action for safe, secure and healthy oceans

The European Union will host the fourth edition of the Our Ocean Conference in Malta, on 5 – 6 October 2017. The Our Ocean Conference aims to inspire joint solutions and gather ambitious commitments to conserve and sustainably use the oceans. Full article…

Press Release: Environmental reporting: ensuring legal clarity and improving transparency

On 4 October, the Council (EU ambassadors) agreed on a negotiating position on a decision repealing the standardised reporting directive (directive 91/692/EEC) and amending 6 related legal acts. This decision is essential for ensuring legal clarity, enhancing transparency and reducing the administrative burden in the field of environmental reporting. Full article…

Monthly Summary of Council Acts – June 2017

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Consolidated versions of the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

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Speech by Commissioner Vella at the Minamata Convention COP.1, High Level Segment, Geneva, 29th September

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UPDATED – ‘I/A’ Item Note: Commission Decision (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex II to Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of life vehicles

Update: a corrigendum is now available. Decision not to oppose adoption.

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Minutes: Meeting of the European Commission (12 September 2017)

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Press Release: Member States to benefit from over €222 million investments for environment, nature and climate action

The European Commission has approved an investment package of €222 million from the EU budget to support Europe’s transition to more sustainable and low-carbon future under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action.

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Press Release: Antitrust: Commission fines Scania €880 million for participating in trucks cartel

The European Commission has found that Scania broke EU antitrust rules. It colluded for 14 years with five other truck manufacturers on truck pricing and on passing on the costs of new technologies to meet stricter emission rules. The Commission has imposed a fine of €880 523 000 on Scania.

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UPDATED – Agenda: General Affairs Council (25 September 2017)

Update: the Outcome of the meeting has been published.

Agenda items include a presentation of the priorities of the Estonian Presidency, a preparation of the European Council on 19-20 October 2017, a European Council follow-up and a letter of intent.

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Agenda: Meeting of the Mertens Group (26 September 2017)

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Press Release: Council greenlights the setup of the European fund for sustainable development

On 25 September, the Council adopted a regulation establishing a European fund for sustainable development (EFSD). The fund will be setup on 28 September. Full article…

Commissioners’ Weekly Activities (25 September – 29 September 2017)

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Information Note: Aarhus Convention and PRTR Protocol

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Summary Record: Coreper 1 & 2 Meeting (6 and 8 September 2017)

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Council Decision on the signing, on behalf of the Union, and provisional application 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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RoHs Draft Delegated Directives

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Letter of intent with regard to the preparation of the Commission Work Programme 2018

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