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Health Working Group

The Health Working Group consists of a forum for MEPs to discuss issues that affect the health of Europe's citizens. Many decisions are made at the European Parliament which affect health, whether it's nutritional labelling on food, health warnings on tobacco, research into new cancer treatments or cross border organ donations.


On 4 February 2019, the Commission proposed to amend Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport (the “EU MRV Regulation”). The main goal is to be in line with the new legal framework for a global data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships (“global IMO DCS”) adopted in 2016 by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).

COP 25 in Madrid, Spain word cloud

The COP25 climate change conference was held in Madrid, Spain, from 2 to 15 December 2019, under the presidency of the Chilean government. It aimed to complete the rules for the implementation of the Paris Agreement and address a range of other issues. In advance of COP25, the European Parliament tabled questions to the European Commission and the Council and adopted a resolution during the November II plenary session.


In May 2018, the European Commission presented a proposal setting out uniform criteria for determining whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable (“taxonomy”). It further sets out a process involving a multistakeholder platform to establish a unified EU classification system based on a set of specific criteria, in order to determine which economic activities are considered sustainable. The ECON and ENVI Committees are jointly responsible for this proposal.

Real Driving Emissions and NOx limits

Euro 5 and 6 Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 of the Europen Parliament and the Council sets the emission limits for cars for regulated pollutants, in particular nitrogen oxides (NOx, i.e. the combined emissions of NO and NO2) to 80 mg/km. The need to adopt the current proposal results directly from the Judgement of the General Court judgment in Direct Actions T-339/16, T-352/16 and T-391/16.

water reuse

On 28 May 2018, the Commission put forward a legislative proposal seeking to incentivise the reuse of treated waste water (also called 'reclaimed water'), while ensuring a high level of protection of health and the environment. The proposal aims to contribute to alleviating water scarcity in the EU by increasing water reuse, which remains below its potential. To do so, the proposal seeks to ensure that reclaimed water is safe for its intended use.

Medical doctor using modern virtual screen computer

On 31 January 2018, the European Commission published its proposal for a “Regulation on health technology assessment” (HTA). The proposal aims to consolidate cooperation among Member States for assessing health technologies. It covers new medicines and certain new medical devices. The proposal addresses amongst others, fragmented approaches from HTA agencies, which may have a negative effect on R&D investment in Europe.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. In the second half of 2019, IPCC published two Special Reports one on Climate Change and Land, and the other on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.

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