EEL News Service 2004/08, 22 April 2004

Added to Legislation page, Directives, Climate Change:

*Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council

amending Directive 2003/87/EC establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community, in respect of the Kyoto Protocol’s project mechanisms

This proposal (an as yet unofficial text) was approved by the EP and the EC environment ministers. See also press release and critical comment from the side of Climate Action Network Europe.

Added to Legislation page, Regulations:

*Commission Regulation (EC) No 641/2004 of 6 April 2004 on detailed rules for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the application for the authorization of new genetically modified food and feed, the notification of existing products and adventitious or technically unavoidable presence of genetically modified material which has benefited from a favorable risk evaluation

*Council Regulation (EC) No 602/2004 of 22 March 2004 amending Regulation (EC) No 850/98 as regards the protection of deepwater coral reefs from the effects of trawling in an area north west of Scotland

*Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on Detergents

*Commission Regulation (EC) No 684/2004 of 13 April 2004 amending Regulation (EC) No 466/2001 as regards dioxins

Added to Legislation page, Decisions:

*Decision 2004/279/EC concerning guidance for implementation of Directive 2002/3/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to ozone in ambient air

Added to Conferences page:

*26 April 2004, “EU Forum of Judges for the Environment – Forum de l’UE des juges

pour l’environnement”, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

*21-23 October 2004, ENVIROINFO Conference 2004, Geneva, Switzerland

*17-21 November 2004, First Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (COP-1), Geneva, Switzerland

*17-25 November 2004, The 3rd IUCN World Conservation Congress: “People and Nature, Making the Difference”, Bangkok, Thailand



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

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

Technical realisation

Marco van der Harst, Julien J.M. Simon

(T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague)