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POLLUTION
  • Advancing towards Zero-Pollution: EU joins call for ambitious global agreement to end plastic pollution by 2040
  • Premature deaths due to air pollution continue to fall in the EU, more efforts needed to deliver a toxic-free environment
  • Latest EEA pollution data
    • Exceedance of atmospheric nitrogen deposition above critical loads for eutrophication in Europe in 2020
    • Percentage loss of wheat yields due to O₃ exposure in 35 European countries in 2019
CHEMICALS
  • Phthalates and other plasticisers: Plan to guide EFSA assessment
SULFITES
  • Sulfites: safety concern for high consumers, but data lacking
PLASTICS
  • CISUFLO survey : Market uptake of the separated materials by the plastics converting sector
THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTION
  • Rotterdam Convention Compliance Committee meets for the first time
COP-15
  • Biodiversity: COP15 must be a turning point for the protection of nature – Greens / EFA
EFSA BRIEFS
  • Phthalates and other plasticisers: Plan to guide EFSA assessment
  • Sulfites: safety concern for high consumers, but data lacking
  • Pest categorisation of Stenocarpella maydis
  • Applying the Darwin Core data standard to wildlife disease – advancements toward a new data model
  • Protocol for the hazard assessment as part of the risk assessment of phthalates, structurally similar substances and replacement substances potentially used as plasticisers in materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
  • Follow‐up of the re‐evaluation of sulfur dioxide (E 220), sodium sulfite (E 221), sodium bisulfite (E 222), sodium metabisulfite (E 223), potassium metabisulfite (E 224), calcium sulfite (E 226), calcium bisulfite (E 227) and potassium bisulfite (E 228)
EU COMMISSION REGISTER
  • COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) /… amending Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the model of the certificate attesting compliance with the rules on organic production
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) / not approving 1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one (BIT) as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 10 in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) / not approving chloramin B as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-types 2, 3, 4 and 5 in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) / not approving epsilon-metofluthrin as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 19 in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) / not approving silver nitrate as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 7 in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) /… renewing the approval of the low-risk active substance Fish oil in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011

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