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    Hozzájárulás az EU madárvédelmi és élőhelyvédelmi irányelvének célravezetőségi vizsgálatához

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    : CDR 2624/2015
    : BIWER, Roby
    : PES (Party of European Socialists)
    : ENVE
    : Adopted
    : 04/12/2015

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2017
 

European Week of Regions and Cities workshop "Nature protection in cross-border areas", 9th meeting of the CoR/EC Technical Platform for Cooperation on the Environment

European Week of Regions and Cities workshop "Nature protection in cross-border areas", organised by the EGTC Platform and the CoR Interregional Group on cross-border cooperation. 9th meeting of the CoR/EC Technical Platform for Cooperation on the Environment. With participation of the rapporteur

 
10 Oct
 

CoR hosts Conference on Old Growth Forest Protection

Rapporteur hosts and speaks at Conference on Old Growth Forest Protection

 
13 Sep
 

EP ENVI consideration of motion for resolution on the "Action Plan for Nature, People and the Economy".

The draft resolution stresses the importance of taking immediate, substantial and additional efforts in order to achieve the 2020 targets. In addition, it calls on the Commission to come forward with several proposals, such as an EU initiative on pollinators and a proposal for the development of a Trans-European Network for Green Infrastructure (TEN-G). The latter has also been called for by the CoR opinion.
Co-sponsors MEPs: Herbert Dorfmann (PPE), Karin Kadenbach (S&D), Mark Demesmaeker (ECR), Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy (ALDE), Lynn Boylan (GUE/NGL), Benedek Jávor (Verts/ALE), Mireille D'Ornano (ENF)

 
31 Aug
 

Visit of Director General Calleja Crespo to the rapporteur in Luxemburg

Visit to exchange on the work undertaken by SICONA, an association set up by the Luxemburgish municipalities which manages the Natura 2000 sites (including through LIFE projects). The rapporteur is President of the Association.

 
19 Jun
 

Council Conclusions on the "Action Plan for Nature, People and the Economy"

Council Conclusions on the "Action Plan for Nature, People and the Economy".
The Council "welcomes the role that the EU institutions can play in supporting the delivery of the Action Plan, and in particular the Committee of the Regions as regards outreach and building ownership at regional and local level", and "urges the European Commission to monitor its delivery across the 15 actions identified therein, in close collaboration with the Member States and the EU institutions, in particular the Committee of the Regions, the European Environment Agency, and all other relevant stakeholders."

 
19 Jun
 

Launch Conference "An Action Plan for nature, people and the economy"

Co-organised by the European Commisison and the CoR, at the CoR.
With participation of EC First Vice President Timmermans, EC Vice-President Katainen, Commissioner Vella and CoR First-Vice President Karl-Heinz Lambertz, ENVE 1st Vice-Chair Witold Stępień, with12 ENVE members in total attending.

 
06 Jun
 

Launch event of European Natura 2000 Day

Participation of CoR First Vice-President Karl-Heinz Lambertz in the launch event of European Natura 2000 Day, with Commissioner Vella

 
15 May
 

ENVE Commission study visit on "Better implementation of EU nature and water directives and their harmonisation with economic interests -the example of the Ems Masterplan 2050 in Lower Saxony"

ENVE Commission study visit on "Better implementation of EU nature and water directives and their harmonisation with economic interests -the example of the Ems Masterplan 2050 in Lower Saxony", hosted by Ms Birgit Honé (DE/PES)

 
05 May
 

European Commission Action Plan

European Commission adopts Action Plan for improving implementation of the Nature Directives (COM(2017) 198 final). The Action Plan stresses that "the CoR (…) will play an essential role as regards engagement with and outreach to regional and local authorities." It assigns co-responsibilities to the CoR for the roll-out of some of the actions, including in particular the setting up of a joint CoR/EC platform to support knowledge exchange and engagement of local and regional authorities.

 
27 Apr
 

European Commission Press Release on the Action Plan includes quote of CoR First Vice-President

The European Commission Press Release on the Action Plan (IP/17/1112) includes quote of CoR First Vice-President "The Action Plan is a step in the right direction. As the Assembly representing cities and regions in Europe, we will support its roll out and actively engage with local and regional authorities to ensure we reach our biodiversity targets for 2020"

 
27 Apr
 

Debate during ENVE Commission with Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General for Environment, European Commission

Debate during ENVE Commission with Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General for Environment, European Commission on results of the fitness-check of the Nature Directives and inter-institutional cooperation under the future Action Plan on their improved implementation

 
01 Feb
 

European Commission CGBN on Action Plan on the Nature Directives

ENVE secretariat attends extra-ordinary meeting of the CGBN on the Action Plan on the Nature Directives

 
26 Jan
2016
 

Letter by Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General for Environment, to the ENVE Commission Chair

Letter by Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General for Environment, European Commission addressed to the ENVE Commission Chair, asking for a presentation and debate with ENVE members on the results of the fitness-check of the Nature Directives and inter-institutional cooperation under the future Action Plan on their improved implementation, seeking close cooperation with CoR

 
20 Dec
 

European Commission publishes its findings of the fitness-check of the Nature Directives

European Commission publishes its findings of the fitness-check of the Nature Directives (SWD(2016) 472 final, SWD(2016) 473 final)

 
16 Dec
 

European Commission college orientation debate: Action Plan with close involvement of the CoR

Orientation debate of the European Commission.
Decision, in line with the CoR opinion not to revise the Nature Directives, but to adopt an Action Plan on improving their implementation.
According to the European Commission, the Action Plan will foresee "holding regular meetings with mayors and other local authorities to assess implementation challenges and help Member States take the necessary corrective action", "appropriate implementation guidelines for regional actors, reducing unnecessary burdens and litigation, and incentivising national and regional investment in biodiversity". "The Committee of the Regions will be closely involved in the follow-up of today's orientation debate."

 
07 Dec
 

European Commission First Vice-President Timmermans at the CoR plenary session

In the CoR Plenary Session debate with European Commission First Vice-President Timmermans, the rapporteur congratulates the European Commission for the decision taken on 07/12/2016 not to revise the Directives.

 
07 Dec
 

Actions for Nature conference

EEB conference "Actions for Nature – Getting Europe on track to meet its 2020 targets" hosted by the rapporteur at the CoR

 
14 Sep
 

Natura 2000 Awards

Representation of the CoR rapporteur in the jury and the award ceremony for the Natura 2000 awards 2016.

 
23 May
 

Conference "Solid biomass in European Protected Areas: Sustainable supply chain models"

Rapporteur hosts and speaks at International Conference of the BioEUParks project "Solid biomass in European Protected Areas: Sustainable supply chain models" at the CoR

 
03 Mar
 

European Parliament Vote on resolution on mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

Vote on resolution on mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

 
01 Feb
 

Conference on "Health and Social benefits of Biodiversity and Nature Protection"

Rapporteur hosts and speaks at conference of European Commission study on "Health and Social benefits of Biodiversity and Nature Protection" at the CoR

 
26 Jan
2015
 

European Parliament ENVI Committee of report on mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

Adoption in ENVI Committee of report on mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

 
22 Dec
 

Council Conclusions on the mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

Environment Council Conclusions on the mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

 
15 Dec
 

CoR Plenary Session

Vote of CoR opinion

 
02 Dec
 

European Commission Conference in Brussels on the Fitness Check,

Dedicated conference in Brussels on the Fitness Check, where draft results of the evaluation will be shared by the European Commission and discussed with Member States and key stakeholder groups; CoR rapporteur speaks at the Opening Session with the Commissioner

 
20 Nov
 

European Parliament

Deadline for amendments in ENVI Committee to draft report on mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

 
15 Nov
 

Rapporteur's activities

Rapporteur opens event on "Health and Social benefits of Biodiversity and Nature Protection" at the Committee of the Regions

 
08 Nov
 

Rapporteur's activities

Meeting with MEP Karin Kadenbach, European Parliament PES group shadow rapporteur on the mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

 
13 Oct
 

Rapporteur's activities

Meeting with EP rapporteur Mr Demesmaeker & statement at EP ENVI Committee hearing on "Investing in nature and biodiversity: challenges and opportunities", in presence of EP rapporteur Mr Demesmaeker

 
11 Oct
 

European Commission adopts Mid-term review of EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

European Commission adopts Mid-term review of EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

 
01 Oct
 

CoR Commission activity

Vote of CoR draft opinion in ENVE Commission. Roundtable discussion with Camille Gira, State Secretary for Sustainable development and Infrastructures, Luxemburg, EU Presidency; MEP Margrete Auken, European Parliament shadow rapporteur on the mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020; Stefan Leiner, Acting Director Natural Capital, European Commission; European Environment Agency (EEA); Renewables Grid Initiative

 
27 Sep
 

Rapporteur's activities

Rapporteur welcomes on behalf of the CoR as host the joint meeting of the European Commission Working Groups MAES and Green Infrastructure & Restoration; bilateral meetings with European Commission and individual stakeholders

 
17 Sep
 

Rapporteur's activities

Rapporteur participates in his function within Luxemburg in the Informal ENV Council Meeting

 
21 Jul
 

Rapporteur's activities

Meeting with European Commission

 
08 Jul
 

Related Activities

Final report CoR Territorial Impact Assessment (TIA) on the Birds and Habitats Directives

 
07 Jul
 

CoR Commission activity

Exchange of views in CoR ENVE Commission on the basis of a working document of the rapporteur

 
29 Jun
 

European Parliament

ENVI Committee nominates rapporteur for EP resolution on mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

 
16 Jun
 

Rapporteur's activities

EU Green Week workshop "Natura 2000 as a source of regional identity and values", co-organised by the CoR and the EC, moderated by the rapporteur(5th meeting of CoR/EC Joint Technical Platform for Cooperation on the Environment)

 
03 Jun
 

CoR Commission activity

Participation of ENVE Commission Vice-Chair Sirpa Hertell (FI/EPP) in the Natura 2000 Award 2015 ceremony

 
20 May
 

Rapporteur's activities

Participation in CoR workshop on Territorial Impact Assessment of the Birds-/Habitats-Directives

 
19 May
 

CoR Commission activity

Participation of ENVE Commission Vice-Chair Sirpa Hertell (FI/EPP) in the Natura 2000 Award 2015 jury

 
04 May
 

European Commission

Launch of public consultation supporting the fitness-check by the European Commission

 
29 Apr
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