EEL News Service 2004/05, 11 March 2004

Added to Legislation page, Directives:

* Parliament and Council Directive 2004/8/EC of 11 February 2004 on the promotion of cogeneration based on a useful heat demand in the internal energy market and amending Directive 92/42/EEC

Added to Legislation page, Decisions:

* Decision 2004/178/EC amending Decision 1999/815/EC concerning measures prohibiting the placing on the market of toys and childcare articles intended to be placed in the mouth by children under three years of age made of soft PVC containing certain phthalates

For the sixteenth (!) time, this precautionary temporary ban has been extended, again with half a year.

Added to Documents page, EU Documents:

*European Pollutant Emission Register (EPER)

EPER, the European Pollutant Emission Register, was launched on 23 February 2004 by the European Commission together with the European Environment Agency and is the first Europe-wide register of emissions from industries into air and water. It covers detailed information on 50 pollutants from around 10 000 large industrial facilities in the EU and Norway.

Added to Documents page, Commission Communications:

*Communication from the Commission Integration of Environmental Aspects into European Standardisation, COM(2004)130 final of 25 February 2004

Update of National Pages, Germany:

A multitude of new and updates of old links has been added, including a link to the website with German environmental legislation of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

Added to Conferences page:

*22 May 2004, Workshop Conference on packaging waste directive, Budapest, Hungary

*27 May 2004, Grensoverschrijdend verkeer van afval binnen de EU, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

*23-24 March 2004, European Emissions Trading 2004, Brussels, Belgium

Added to Review page:

*EMLA, Ten years of the Environmental Management and Law Association, Budapest, November 2003

Added to Vacancies page:

*Occupational Hygienist


Editors EEL Newsservice:

Wybe Th. Douma (T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague)

Daria Ratsiborinskaya (Institute of European law, MGIMO-University, Moscow)

Technical realisation EEL Newsservice and EEL website

Marco van der Harst, Julien J.M. Simon (T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague)