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Date Title
25/11/2014 Letter to EC Vice President Katainen: Civil society organisations ask Commission to reject authorisation of hazardous DEHP in PVC plastic
20/11/2014 Open letter to EC President Juncker: Protecting public health from EDCs
18/11/2014 Health groups express dismay at potential withdrawal of EU Clean Air Policy Package
17/11/2014 Joint letter to EU Commission on air package withdrawal
16/10/2014 Green 10 open letter to EC President Juncker
16/10/2014 Green 10 open letter to EP President Schulz
01/10/2014 Open letter to new Polish Prime Minister on air pollution
29/09/2014 Green 10 open letter to Frans Timmermans, designated Vice-President for Better Regulation
16/09/2014 Joint open Letter to President-elect Juncker on the move of pharmaceuticals and medical devices
12/09/2014 Green 10 open letter: New Commission sidelining environment
19/08/2014 New joint letter on the position of Chief Scientific Adviser to EU-Commission President
22/07/2014 NGO letter on ECHA consumers right to know video
10/07/2014 Joint letter on regulating chemicals in TTIP
11/04/2014 Joint letter from NGOs to Chancellor Merkel on EU 2030 Climate and Energy package
16/12/2013 Joint letter on opposition to include ISDS in Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
13/12/2013 Joint letter on proposed Non Road Mobile Machinery legislation
12/12/2013 Joint letter to EU Commissioners: Revision of Thematic Strategy on air pollution
10/10/2013 Joint letter: NGO concerns over the Transitional National Plans pursuant to the Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU
14/05/2013 Health risks from climate change highlighted in joint letter to the WHO
08/05/2013 Joint NGO letter to President Barroso and Commissioners: Call to reduce our exposure to EDCs
24/04/2013 HEAL response to EURACOAL statement
18/04/2013 Joint letter to EFSA on mercury in fish
12/04/2013 To: EU Environment Ministers
Re: Informal Environment Council: your exchange on air quality and urban environment, 22 April
13/03/2013 Open letter: Civil Society alarmed by the prospect of regressive Common Agricultural Policy reform
21/02/2013 Open letter on EU research funding for 2014-2020
20/12/2012 Joint letter: Last chance to develop strong treaty to reduce mercury exposure
14/11/2012 Key issues to increase the chances of the next MFF delivering on Europe 2020 priorities
09/11/2012 Open letter to Polish Prime Minister Tusk
10/10/2012 Joint NGO letter: Support phase-out of mercury use in dentistry in the EU and globally
03/10/2012 Joint NGO letter to Commissioners on EDCs
19/09/2012 Green 10 letter: EU deliberations on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)
17/09/2012 To: Attachés of the Competitivness Council working group
Re: Benefits to public health and national budgets of stringent noise standards
31/08/2012 To: Commissioner Janez Potočnik and Commissioner John Dalli
Re: NGO comments on the RAC and SEAC opinion on the Danish phthalate dossier
27/06/2012 Green 10 letter: Green Stimulus Measures needed to Exit Crisis, warn leading environmental groups
29/05/2012 To: Members of the EP’s Environment Committee
Re: ENVI discussion on vehicle noise – comments from health, transport and environment groups
24/05/2012 Energy efficiency targets for a healthy climate, clean air and healthy housing
24/04/2012 NGOs call for EU air quality limit values to be enforced by the European Commission
14/04/2012 Joint NGO letter: Turning promises into action: achieving the 20% by 2020 energy savings target
10/04/2012 Joint NGO letter on the 7th EAP to EU environment ministers
27/02/2012 EU leaders asked to ensure a high ambition level in the revised Gothenburg Protocol on air pollution
27/02/2012 Letter: ENVI vote on draft report Leinen on 7 EAP – strengthen health and environment concerns to members of the ENVI committee
23/02/2012 Joint letter: Support for phase-outs of mercury use in dentistry in the EU and globally to EU Environment Ministers
03/02/2012 Joint NGO letter: Comments to DG ENV on the analysis underpinning the review of EU air quality policy
29/11/2011 Joint letter to MEPs on air pollution from ships
21/11/2011 HEAL letter on ENVI discussion on Energy Efficiency – Indoor air quality and health concerns
13/09/2011 To: EU Health Commissioner, John Dalli; and
President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso;
European Commissioner for the Environment, Janez Potocnik;
Members of the European Parliament;
WHO focal points for environment and health
Re: United Nations High-level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), 19-20 September 2011
05/09/2011 To: Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General;
Dr Margaret Chan, World Health Organization Director General
Re: Call for diseases and risk factors to be considered
29/06/2011 To: Jose Manuel D. Barroso, President of the European Commission,
Commissioners and services of the European Commission,
Members of the European Parliament,
Representatives of Member States
Re: Groups call for public research to benefit society, not big business
21/06/2011 To: EU Environment Ministers
Re: Input to Environment Council meeting 24 June
15/06/2011 To: Members of the European Parliament
Re: Plenary Vote on the “Analysis of options to move beyond 20% greenhouse gas emission reductions and assessing the risk of carbon leakage”
14/06/2011 To: Ministre de l’Ecologie du Développement durable, du Transport et du Logement
Re: Contribution des médecins et ONGs en amont du Conseil européen des Ministres de l’environnement du 21 juin 2011
27/04/2011 To: IMCO Committee
Re: NGO vote recommendations in view of the vote in the IMCO-Committee on the amendments to the Commission’s proposal for a biocide regulation (COM 0267)
14/03/2011 To: ENVI Committee
Re: Exchange of views on the draft report on the “Analysis of options to move beyond 20% greenhouse gas emission reductions and assessing the risk of carbon leakage”
28/02/2011 To: President Barroso
Re: The Roadmap for a low carbon economy must include the 30% GHG target and stress health benefits and healthcare savings
19/01/2011 To: MEPs
Re: MEPs called upon to protect EU transparency
12/01/2011 To: President Barroso and the EU Commissioners
Re: Your upcoming College discussion on further measures to reduce air pollution in the EU
29/12/2010 To: UNFCCC National focal points
Re: Input to international climate talks in Cancun
14/12/2010 To: Commissioner Dalli.
Re: EU Commission priority for pesticide reduction and better guidance for EU Member States implementation of National Action Plans
12/10/2010 To: Members of the Council Working Group for Environment.
Re. Joint NGO recommendations for the forthcoming considerations of Council Working Group for Environment concerning the biocide regulation (COM (2009) 267)
12/10/2010 To: Commissioner Potocnik
Re: Upcoming Commission decision on the revision of the National Emissions Ceilings Directive (NEC)
21/09/2010 To: MEPs
Re: NGO recommendations for the EP vote on ENVI report (Biocide Regulation)
01/09/2010 To: President Barroso
Re: EU should support the stricter IMO regulation of the sulphur content in marine fuels in European ECAs
23/06/2010 To: EFSA
Re: Potential adverse health effects associated with BPA exposures
15/06/2010 To: President van Rompuy
Re: Stepping up the EU’s climate ambition could be a green way out of Europe’s economic blues
09/06/2010 To: Commissioner Potocnik
Re: NGO call for a prioritisation of air quality action (revision of the National Emission Ceilings and the Sulphur Content of Marine Fuels Directives)
20/05/2010 To: MEPs
Re: Call for restriction of BFRs and PVC in electrical and electronic equipment in the RoHS revision
14/04/2010 To: MEPs
Re: Strengthen health protection and include health co-benefits in adaptation policy
07/04/2010 To: ITRE Committee
Re: NGO vote recommendations in view of the vote in the ITRE-Committee on the amendments to the Commission’s proposal for a biocidal regulation (COM 0267)
29/03/2010 To: ENVI Committee
Re: Please ensure the recognition of the role of environmental and occupational factors in cancer and the primary prevention of cancer
08/03/2010 To: ENVI Committee
Re: Proposals to amend the European Parliament draft report on the “Commission White Paper: ‘Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action’ (2009/2152 (INI))
23/02/2010 To: ENVI Committee
Re: NGO position on the draft Klaß report concerning the biocide regulation
26/01/2010 To: ENVI Committee
Re: Report on the proposed regulation on food information to consumers
22/01/2010 To: Spanish Presidency of the EU
Re: Europe’s emissions reduction target to the UNFCCC Secretariat
22/01/2010 To: President Barroso
Re: Europe’s emissions reduction target to the UNFCCC Secretariat, 31 January 2010
20/01/2010 To: The European Commission
Re: The Commission consultation on the Green Paper on a European Citizens’ Initiative
22/12/2009 To: ENVI Committee
Re: Issue for Commission Designate Hearings - Weakening of DG Environment
23/11/2009 To: MEPs
Re: Plenary vote on the “Motion for a Resolution on the EU strategy for the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change (COP 15)”, 25 November
04/11/2009 To: ENVI
Re: ENVI Exchange of Views on Biocides Regulation
20/10/2009 To: EU Environment Ministers
Re: Input to Environment Council meeting 21 October Council conclusions on the Preparation of the EU Position for COP 15
14/10/2009 To: ENVI Committee
Re: Proposals for amendment of the “European Parliament Resolution on the EU strategy for the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change (COP 15)
06/07/2009 To: President Barroso
Re: Unacceptable move on Euro VI air pollution standards heavy goods vehicles
02/07/2009 To: UNFCCC National focal points
Re: Input to Intersessional informal consultations on climate change, 10 – 14 August
06/06/2009 To: President Barroso
Re: Improving health representation in climate change discussions and outcomes
02/04/2009 To: Minister of Health for France
Re: Response to statement about BPA
23/09/2008 To: European Commission
Re: Commission review of the availability of safer alternatives to Measuring Devices containing mercury
03/07/2008 To: Energy & Environment Ministers
Re: Turning EU Effort Sharing Proposal into EU Benefit Sharing Agreement “Climate Action and Renewable Energy Package”
05/06/2008 To: EU Environment Ministers
Re: Effort Sharing Proposal of the “Climate Action and Renewable Energy Package” 5th June 2008 Council Meeting Dear EU
31/03/2008 To: EU Environment Ministers
Re: Supporting a broad export ban and safe storage of mercury
18/12/2007 To: EU Environment & Health Ministers
Re: Council Conclusions on the Mid Term Review of the EU Environment and Health Action Plan 2004-2010
25/05/2007 To: Commissioners Dimas & Verheugen
Re: Ensure REACH is not vulnerable to weakening in future
22/05/2007 To: European Commission
Re: Consultation regarding the Review of RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
24/04/2007 To: EU Members States’ experts
Re: Calling for a wide mercury export ban and safe temporary storage of surplus mercury
05/04/2007 To: ITRE Committee
Re: Better protection of vulnerable groups, in particular children, is needed against the hazardous health effects of pesticides
05/04/2007 To: IMCO Committee
Re: Better protection of vulnerable groups, in particular children, is needed against the hazardous health effects of pesticides
05/04/2007 To: AGRI Committee
Re: Better protection of vulnerable groups, in particular children, is needed against the hazardous health effects of pesticides
26/03/2007 To: MEPs
RE: Ulmer Report on the Medical Devices Directive (93/42/EEC)
16/02/2007 To: EU Environment Ministers
Re: Thematic Strategy on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (COM(2006)372)
31/01/2007 To: MEPs
Re: Calling for a robust mercury export ban and safe surplus storage regulation
12/12/2006 To: MEPs
Re: Ensure the strength of REACH in the EP plenary vote
13/11/2006 To: MEPs
Re: Support the compromise amendments, eliminate mercury from consumer mersuring devices
31/10/2006 To: Lidl Supermarket
Re: Pesticides reduction standards in all Lidl countries
11/10/2006 To: EU Environment & Health Ministers
Re: EU air quality standards
09/10/2006 To: ENVI Committee
Re: Protect children’s health with REACH
19/09/2006 To: Ministers of Agriculture, Environment & Health
Re: Call to reject EU authorisation of 6 unacceptable pesticides
21/06/2006 To: ENVI Committee
Re: Call for defending existing health standards on airpollution (Krahmer report)
19/06/2006 To: Commissioner Dimas
Re: Concerns about the current status and future challenges in implementing the EU Action Plan on Environment and Health
23/05/2006 To: Jose Barroso, President of the European Commission
Re: Midterm review of the 2001 Common Transport Policy white paper
24/04/2006 To: ECOFIN
Re: Council debate on the EU’s Sustainable Development Strategy, 5 May
16/03/2006 To: MEPs Corbey and Krahmer
EU thematic stategy on air quality and ambient air quality legislation
13/03/2006 To: ENVI Committee
Re: Better protection of vulnerable groups, in particular children, is needed against the health effects of pesticides
16/02/2006 To: Ministers of Environment, Agriculture & Consumers
Re: Rejection of authorisation of 8 unacceptable pesticides under Council Directive 91/414/EEC
07/02/2006 To: ENVI Committee
Re: Matsakis Mercury Report
02/01/2006 To: MEPs
Re: Plenary Vote, Second Reading on Report-KORHOLA on Aarhus Convention and EU Institutions, EP January session
16/11/2005 To: ENVI Committee
Re: Vote on Report-KORHOLA on Aarhus Convention and EU Institutions, next week.
22/09/2005 To: EU Commissioners
Re: Commission communication ‘Reducing the climate change impact of aviation’
14/07/2005 To: EU Health Ministers
Re: Brominated Flame Retardants: Rising Levels of Concern
12/07/2005 To: EU Commissioners
Re: Thematic Environmental Strategies
30/06/2005 To: Jose Barroso, President of the European Commission
Re: Thematic strategy on air quality
24/06/2005 To: EU Environment Ministers
Re: Council discussion on DECA-BDE exemption
06/06/2005 To: Environment & Health Ministers
Re: WHO Budapest conference - Our future and our children’s future needs you
26/05/2005 To: EU Environment Ministers
Re: Council conclusions for action towards phasing out releases and uses of mercury
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