Teagasc National Bioenergy Conference 2013 Dublin, November 8th, 2013. Keynote Speech by Mairead McGuinness, MEP Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group […]
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Focus On - Environment
I am substitute member of the European Parliament's committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, known as ENVI.
The ENVI Committee is responsible for environmental policy and protection concerning: air, soil and water pollution, waste management and recycling, dangerous substances and preparations, noise levels, climate change and protection of biodiversity.
Sustainable development, International and regional measures and agreements aimed at protecting the environment, restoration of environmental damage and civil protection are also priorities of the Parliament's Environment committee.
From a public health perspective the ENVI committee is concerned with the programmes and specific actions in the field of public health, the safety of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products and health aspects of bioterrorism.
In relation to food safety issues the Environment committee is focused on the labelling and safety of foodstuffs, veterinary legislation concerning protection against risks to human health; public health checks on foodstuffs and food production systems.
Biodiversity and the protection and enhancement of the natural environment are key issues for the sustainability of agriculture and food […]
16th October, 2013 Healthy Ageing Â By 2060, almost 30 per cent of Europeâ€™s population will be aged 65 years […]
September 17th, 2013 The first session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg took place last week. As an MEP for […]
A voluntary code of practice in the food supply chain to be launched today (Monday) in Brussels has been described […]
The European Parliament’s agriculture committee will later today (Monday) reopen the debate on CAP reform with proposals to deal […]
June 20th, Negotiations on CAP reform intensified this week as we near the end of the Irish presidency of the […]
Today, Wednesday, June 5th, is World Environment Day (WED). This yearâ€™s theme is â€˜Think, Eat, Saveâ€™ â€“ an anti-food waste […]
We are all too aware of the harmful effects of hazardous alcohol consumption. Many people have tragically lost their lives […]
April 25th, 2013 – Mairead McGuinness MEP Leipzig, Germany Minister, President of COPA, MEP Peter Jahr, ladies and gentlemen. Thank […]