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.“
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…
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…
A save the date notice.
The event will update stakeholders on the Commission’s strategic approach to industrial policy and actions to further develop industrial competitiveness in Europe.
Weekly activities of the Commissioners in energy & climate, environment, digital, trade, and transport policy.
Update: a corrigendum is now available. Decision not to oppose adoption.
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.
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.
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.
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…