The new rules on the common agricultural policy (CAP) set out the content of the performance framework. However, more detailed rules are needed on the specifications for the monitoring and evaluation system and how it works. This initiative will govern the system in more detail by setting out the: evaluation activities to assess the CAP, data that EU countries must provide, and the content in the evaluation plan. Due date: June 30th.
Food waste depletes our natural resources and generates greenhouse gas emissions. This flagship initiative, which is part of the EU’s farm to fork strategy, aims to propose legally binding targets to reduce food waste. These targets will help limit the food supply chain’s impact on the environment and climate and ensure more food is available for human consumption, thereby creating a more sustainable food system. Due date: August 16th.
Nutrients (nitrogen & phosphorus) are essential for life and important natural resources. Yet nutrient loss leads to air, soil and water pollution, loss of biodiversity and a wide range of climate-change impacts. Existing legislation has helped address this problem in recent decades. However, nutrient pollution and inefficiencies in the nutrient cycle require additional action at EU level to improve food security, protect human health and preserve the ecosystem. Due date: August 26th.
Under the current geopolitical circumstances, many European companies are facing supply chain disruptions. As a follow-up on their recent survey that considered these questions, this platform would like to hear now from European companies about their ideas for solutions to build supply chain resilience. The survey is organised on behalf of the European Commission by the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP), in collaboration with the Enterprises Europe Network. Due date: June 6th, 2022
The Waste Framework Directive protects public health and the environment through the proper management of waste. This is done by applying the EU’s waste hierarchy, which promotes waste prevention and re-use over waste recovery and disposal. This initiative will improve waste management by: reducing waste generation including through re-use of products or components an reducing mixed waste and increasing preparation for re-use or recycling of waste by improving separate collection.
Sustainable EU food system framework initiative aims to make the EU food system sustainable and to integrate sustainability into all food-related policies. It will lay down general principles and objectives, together with the requirements and responsibilities of all actors in the EU food system, including: sustainability labelling of food products, minimum criteria for sustainable public procurement of food, and governance and monitoring.
The Commission is preparing a policy initiative on plants obtained by targeted mutagenesis and cisgenesis. It will also cover food and feed derived from such plants. The initiative aims at an appropriate regulatory oversight for the concerned plant products, ensuring a high level of protection of human and animal health and the environment, and enabling innovation and the contribution of plants obtained by safe NGTs to the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Farm to Fork Strategy.
This initiative aims to make the EU food system sustainable and to integrate sustainability into all food-related policies. It will lay down general principles and objectives, together with the requirements and responsibilities of all actors in the EU food system. More specifically, it will lay down rules on sustainability labelling of food products, minimum criteria for sustainable public procurement of food and governance and monitoring.
This initiative, the single market emergency instrument (SMEI), aims to put in place a flexible and transparent mechanism to respond quickly to emergencies and crises that threaten the functioning of the single market. The initiative will ensure the coordination, solidarity and coherence of the EU crisis response and protect the single market’s functioning, ensuring: continued free movement of goods, services & people; smooth-running supply chains; and availability and access to goods & services. Due date: July 4th, 2022.
EU rules govern the taxation of alcohol and alcoholic beverages. Tax structure rules have recently been amended, but excise duty rates have not been amended since 1992. The evaluation will examine if excise duty rates on alcohol and alcoholic beverages have contributed to the proper functioning of the EU single market. Due date: July 4th, 2022.
The report on the Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) Regulation aims to evaluate how effectively it contributes to enforcing EU consumer laws; as well as to inform possible future reflections on how to strengthen the CPC pan-European enforcement network to increase cross-border enforcement no matter where a trader is based, tackle unfair practices affecting certain business sectors, and make the network more resilient in a crisis (e.g. COVID-19). Due date: June 27th, 2022.
The schemes protect valuable names of foods and drinks against copying/fraud and certify that they were made to high standards in a specific country or region. This initiative will strengthen the system improving sustainable production under the schemes, improving enforcement, empowering producer group, reducing internet theft, better tailoring schemes to producers in all EU regions, reviewing ways to promote and protect the EUs’ traditional foods and speeding up registration procedures. Due date: May 31st