The European Parliament Employment Committee is currently discussing the draft report on the Commission’s proposal of 13 May 2016 to revise the directive on protecting workers from exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work. The vote is due on 28 February.
Every year, 2.5 billion tonnes of waste are generated across the European Union. This waste is managed in a variety of ways, including recycling, landfilling and energy recovery (also referred to as ‘waste-to-energy’). Just over half of the waste generate is recycled, 13% is used for energy recovery but still 35% is disposed of, mostly in landfills.
Q4 2015 national account figures revealed that no EU countries experienced recession in 2015. The fastest growing economy in 2015 was Malta (4.9%) followed by Luxembourg (4.7%), while the lowest were Greece (zero growth) and Italy (0.6%).
Brussels 14 December 2016 - The cement sector is deeply worried about the amendments to be submitted for vote tomorrow in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee, which foresee in an introduction of a Border Adjustment Measure (BAM) with the loss of free allowances for the cement sector in Phase IV of EU ETS, starting in 2020.