EU Consultations

Conversion to a Farm Sustainability Data Network (FSDN)

(Source European Commission)

Summary

This initiative will expand the scope of the current network collecting data on EU farms to include data on their environmental and social practices.

With this new data collection, it will be possible to benchmark farm performance and give farmers tailored advice and guidance.

This will improve the sustainability of farmers, including […]

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Smoke-free environments – updated recommendation

(Source European Commission)

Summary

The Council’s 2009 Recommendation on smoke-free environments aims to protect people across the EU from exposure to second-hand smoke.

As announced in Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, this initiative aims to bring the recommendation into line with market developments and include the use of tobacco and related products in certain outdoor spaces […]

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Chemicals classification and labelling – updated list of notes

(Source European Commission)

Summary

The Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation sets rules on classifying, labelling and packaging substances and mixtures. Annex VI lists notes that can be assigned to substances with harmonised classifications. These notes provide further instructions on how to classify and label certain substances or mixtures containing them.

This initiative adds new notes […]

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Update of the EU maritime security strategy and its action plan

(Source European Commission)

Deadline: 08 September 2022

Summary

The 2014 EU maritime security strategy and its revised action plan (2018) still remain valid. However, an assessment showed they should:

be aligned with other major EU policies and instruments, including the EU’s ‘Strategic Compass’
address the evolving maritime security challenges in the current complex geopolitical context, as well as […]

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EU Ship Recycling Regulation – evaluation

(Source European Commission)

Deadline: 30 June 2022

Summary

The Ship Recycling Regulation aims to significantly reduce the negative effects of recycling EU-flagged ships.

The evaluation will:

assess how well the Regulation contributes to the general policy objectives of the European Green Deal and the circular economy action plan
assess how well it has been applied and its impact to […]

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Anti-competitive agreements and abuse of a dominant market position – update of informal guidance notice for businesses

(Source European Commission)

Deadline: 21 June 2022

Summary

The Commission intends to revise the Commission Notice on informal guidance for novel or unresolved questions in individual cases concerning Articles 101 (agreements distorting competition) and 102 (abuse of dominant market position) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Such informal guidance is issued in […]

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Energy labelling requirements for local space heaters (review)

(Source European Commission)

Deadline: 20 June 2022

Summary

Since 2018, EU ecodesign rules have set energy efficiency requirements on local space heaters. EU energy labelling rules have also provided information to consumers on the energy performance (and other environmental parameters) of local space heaters. These rules have led to substantial energy savings for consumers.

This initiative reviews […]

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