Archive for the category: ‘Environment’

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.

February 5th, 2014

Commission opinion on the Potential Health Effects of Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields

Yesterday, 4 February, the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Emerging Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) published its preliminary opinion on […]

January 13th, 2014

PYLONS – LET’S LOOK AT THE DANISH EXPERIENCE – MCGUINNESS

Mairead McGuinness MEP has said today that Ireland could have much to learn from the Danish experience of pylons, “given […]

January 13th, 2014

LAND – EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH IT?

Reliance of family farming on off-farm income to sustain the farm business is both a strength and a weakness, MEP […]

January 10th, 2014

PYLONS – MEP FOR MEATH CALLS ON COMMISSION TO URGENTLY PUBLISH REPORT

Mairead McGuinness MEP for Meath has today called on the European Commission to publish, as a matter of real urgency, […]

January 6th, 2014

2014 MUST BE THE YEAR TO UNDERPIN THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY FARMING – MEP FOR MEATH

The designation of 2014 by the United Nations as the International Year of Family Farming is a golden opportunity to […]

November 11th, 2013

Teagasc National Bioenergy Conference 2013

Teagasc National Bioenergy Conference 2013 Dublin, November 8th, 2013. Keynote Speech by Mairead McGuinness, MEP Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group […]

November 1st, 2013

MEP McGUINNESS VISITS SLIGO FARM THAT IS A BIOLOGIST’S DREAM

Biodiversity and the protection and enhancement of the natural environment are key issues for the sustainability of agriculture and food […]

October 16th, 2013

Blog

16th October, 2013 Healthy Ageing   By 2060, almost 30 per cent of Europe’s population will be aged 65 years […]

September 17th, 2013

Back to business.

September 17th, 2013 The first session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg took place last week. As an MEP for […]

September 16th, 2013

SUPERMARKET CODE INSUFFICIENT SAYS MEP

A voluntary code of practice in the food supply chain to be launched today (Monday) in Brussels has been described […]

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