EC consultations


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Revised framework for compulsory licensing of patents

Revised framework for compulsory licensing of patents

Thursday, 25 de Augost de 2022

EU countries currently regulate and implement the framework for compulsory licensing of patents in the EU using different, fragmented procedures. This means it is not efficient enough to tackle EU-wide crises. Also, the efficiency of the current EU procedure on compulsory licensing of patents for export to countries with public health problems (Regulation 816/2006) should be examined. This initiative aims to revise the framework so it is adequately prepared & coordinated to tackle future crises. Due date: September 29th. 

Food waste  reduction targets

Food waste reduction targets

Wednesday, 24 de Augost de 2022

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 24th. 

Changes to the vine planting authorisation schem

Changes to the vine planting authorisation schem

Thursday, 18 de Augost de 2022

The act aims to reflect the changes to the vine planting authorisation scheme decided in the latest CAP reform, such as the new historic basis for the calculation of the new authorisations made available each year and changes to the priority criteria Member States may apply at national or regional level for granting vine planting authorisations. Due date: September 7th. 

Protecting, sustainably managing and restoring EU soils

Protecting, sustainably managing and restoring EU soils

Thursday, 18 de Augost de 2022

Soils are crucial for food, nature and our economy and deserve the same level of protection as water, air or the marine environment. The aim of the Soil Health Law proposal announced in the EU soil strategy for 2030 is to specify the conditions for a healthy soil, determine options for monitoring soil and lay out rules conducive to sustainable soil use and restoration. Due date: October 24th. 

Fruit & vegetables - EU financial assistance to producers for market withdrawals

Fruit & vegetables - EU financial assistance to producers for market withdrawals

Thursday, 18 de Augost de 2022

This initiative sets out implementing rules on the compensation paid to fruit & vegetable producer organisations in the event that their produce (fresh or processed) is withdrawn from the market and then distributed for free (e.g. to charities, schools, etc.) rather than destroyed, under a special EU scheme. The aim is to avoid the risk of excessive compensation being paid. Due date: September 2nd. 

Veterinary medicines & vaccines  conditions for use

Veterinary medicines & vaccines conditions for use

Thursday, 18 de Augost de 2022

EU countries must follow EU rules to prevent and control animal diseases that are subject to compulsory eradication, such as rabies, salmonellosis and bluetongue. This initiative sets out the conditions for using veterinary medicines for these purposes as well as follow-up measures, for vaccines in particular. Due date: September 2nd. 

Nutrients  action plan for better management

Nutrients action plan for better management

Friday, 29 de July de 2022

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. 

Food waste  reduction targets

Food waste reduction targets

Friday, 29 de July de 2022

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. 

European common agricultural policy network

European common agricultural policy network

Friday, 15 de July de 2022

This implementing act sets out the structure of the European CAP network. The network will enable networking between national networks, organisations and administrations in the field of agriculture and rural development at EU level. Due date: August 10th. 

Imports of organic products (updated list)

Imports of organic products (updated list)

Friday, 15 de July de 2022

The EU imports organic products based on a list of authorised control authorities, control bodies and non-EU countries. The purpose of this legal amendment is to carry out certain updates to this list, relevant to trade in organic products. Due date: August 11th.