|On 12 October 2016 the Committee for Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) and the Policy Department of the European Parliament organised the first stakeholder conference on the new proposal for a ‘Fertilising Product Regulation’.
The workshop was chaired by the rapporteur MEP Adam Szejnfeld (EPP, PL). Besides several members of the European Parliament more than 80 external participants followed the discussion. The European Compost Network was actively involved in the round table discussion and used the opportunity to present its position on the new fertilisers proposals.
Please find the ECN position paper on the proposal for a Fertilising Product Regulation: here.
The ECN presentation is available for download here.
If you missed to follow the debate, you can access all documents and also the webstream on the IMCO’s website.
The debate will be followed up in the responsible Committees of the European Parliament in the next months. The draft report of IMCO is announced for the 6 December and the final vote in the IMCO is scheduled on 11 May 2017.
Commission’s work programme 2017 published
Under the title ‘Delivering a Europe that protects, empowers and defends’ the European Commission has published its work programme 2017 on 25 October 2016.
With regard to Circular Economy the Commission will focus on the implementation of the Action Plan by setting up the following new initiatives:
- Strategy on plastic use,
- Proposal for a Regulation on minimum quality requirements for reused water,
- REFIT revision of the Drinking Water Directive,
- Initiative to address legal, technical or practical bottlenecks at the interface of chemical, product and waste legislation, and
- Monitoring framework for the circular economy.
Please find the Commissions work programme and its annexes here.
(EC Communication, Annex I: New Initiatives, Annex II: REFIT Inititatives, Annex III: Priority pending proposals, Annex IV: Withdrawals, Annex V: Repeals).