A voluntary code of practice in the food supply chain to be launched today (Monday) in Brussels has been described […]
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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.
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 […]
Thursday, May 9th is Europe Day, commemorating the Schuman Declaration which was presented by the French Foreign Minister, Robert Schuman, […]
May 6th, 2013 Rural Ireland is experiencing a very serious shortage of fodder after an extremely long winter and spring. […]
As new revelations surrounding the horsemeat DNA scandal continue to emerge across Europe, an EU wide investigation has been announced. […]
Friday, 01 February – Trust is the key ingredient in a successful supplier – retailer – consumer relationship according to […]