Tag Archives: public health


Sound level of motor vehicles

Watch the speech in plenary here.

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EP signs-off on new rules to limit sulphur emissions from ships, boosting health and environment

The European Parliament today adopted new revised EU legislation aimed at reducing sulphur pollution from ships (1). The final legislative agreement will introduce stricter limits on sulphur emissions from ships for Sulphur Emission Control Areas by 2015 and for all EU seas by 2020. Speaking after the vote, Green MEP […]

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Milestone for protection from chemicals reached but serious vigilance still needed

An important stage in the implementation of landmark EU chemicals legislation (REACH) was reached today: from now on, chemicals manufacturers will only be allowed to continue selling the vast majority of chemicals if they have provided the necessary safety data (1). Green MEPs welcomed the deadline as a milestone for […]

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Commission proposes a dangerous deal

The European Commission today has presented two documents ostensibly aimed at giving the Member States more autonomy to restrict the cultivation of GMOs. In exchange, the Commission expects the Member States to support authorisations of new GM-varieties. Commenting on the Commission's proposal, Martin Häusling MEP, Green Coordinator of the Agriculture […]

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