Janez Potocnik

Type: Person
Name: Janez Potocnik
Title: Eu Comissioner for Environment (27 NOV 09)
Organization: European Commission
Nationality: Slovenia
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

European commission looks for endocrine disruptor defintion

Pesticides can contain ingredients that disrupt hormonal regulation © ShutterstockIn late September, the European commission launched an online public consultation that would form the basis for a scientific definition of an endocrine disruptor, as required ... [Published RSC - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

FEAD Strategy To Help Drive Circular Economy In Europe

The European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) has published its Strategy for 2014-2020, looking at ways Europe can move towards a more circular economy.“Driving the Circular Economy” outlines several waste-management improvements ... [Published Chartered Institution of Wastes Management - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Commission clarifies view on commingling

by Will DateEXCLUSIVE: The European Commission has offered some insight into its thinking behind the separate collection laws, signalling that only “compatible dry waste” should be collected commingled.The comments come in discussions between the spokesman ... [Published Lets Recycle - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

EC takes Portugal back to court for poor waste water treatment and seeks €4m+ fine

The European Commission is referring Portugal back to the European Court of Justice for poor implementation of the EU Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive.In 2009, the Court ruled that Portugal was failing in its obligation to collect, treat and dispose ... [Published WaterBriefing - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

EC emphasises commitment to enforce EU Timber Regulation

In an article in the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) newsletter, the EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik re-emphasised the Europe's strong commitment to the EUTR and determination to ensure effective enforcement across the continent.Mr ... [Published Fordaq - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Biodiversity: the ‘stepchild’ of international talks

With little hard cash on the table at UN summit, biodiversity champions seek to link up with mainstream agendasMangroves support diverse ecosystems and help protect coastal communities from tsunamis( Pic: Flickr/Nick Leonard )By Megan DarbyBiodiversity ... [Published Responding to Climate Change - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

'Karmenu Vella must fight for the environment' - outgoing environment commissioner

Outgoing EU environment commissioner says that his successor Karmenu Vella must 'fight for the environment' as not everyone in the European Commission 'thinks logically' when it comes to environmental issues.Tim DiaconoKarmenu Vella must fight for the ... [Published MaltaToday - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Potočnik calls on Juncker Commission to implement resource efficiency package

The outgoing European Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik has said the new European Commissioner under Jean-Claude Juncker needs to implement resource efficiency to drive economic growth.Speaking at the Moving beyond GDP in European economic governance ... [Published Resource Efficient Business - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

Is circular economy advocate Janez Potočnik set to return to European Commission?

Former European Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik could be set to serve a fourth term in the European Commission if MEPs reject the new candidate Violeta Bulc.The Slovenian could become the new nominee of his Government after Alenka Bratušek was ... [Published Resource Efficient Business - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Friendless candidate for top EU energy job withdraws

Alenka Bratusek pulls out after disastrous hearing; controversial climate candidate Miguel Arias Canete set to be approvedAlenka Bratusek, former prime minister of Slovenia, has withdrawn from the EU energy union job(Pic: Slovenian government)By Megan ... [Published Responding to Climate Change - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Potočnik may get fourth term

Current Slovenian Commissioner Janez Potočnik could be the choice of Prime Minister Miro Cerar, replacing Alenka Bratušek, the only Juncker Commissioner-designate that MEPs rejected.The Slovenian press reports that Cerar’s choice could well be Potočnik, ... [Published EurActiv.com - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Environment Commissioner questions hunting traditions

There has been 0 new or updated articles since your last visit Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:36by Jacob BorgOutgoing EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik yesterday questioned whether the European Union should continue to cater to the traditional practices ... [Published Malta Independent Daily - Sep 24 2014]

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European commission looks for endocrine disrupt... [Published RSC - Oct 21 2014]
FEAD Strategy To Help Drive Circular Economy In... [Published Chartered Institution of Wastes Management - Oct 21 2014]
Commission clarifies view on commingling [Published Lets Recycle - Oct 20 2014]
EC takes Portugal back to court for poor waste ... [Published WaterBriefing - Oct 20 2014]
CALENDRIER du 20 au 26 octobre 2014 [Published European Commission - Oct 17 2014]
EC emphasises commitment to enforce EU Timber R... [Published Fordaq - Oct 17 2014]
Britain 'not doing enough to protect porpoise' [Published Telegraph - Oct 16 2014]
CBD COP 12 | Highlights for Thursday, 16 Octobe... [Published IISD - Oct 16 2014]
Biodiversity: the ‘stepchild’ of international ... [Published Responding to Climate Change - Oct 16 2014]
The European Commission starts legal action aga... [Published Romania Business Insider - Oct 16 2014]
Environment: Commission takes Romania to Court ... [Published European Commission - Oct 16 2014]
EC refers Portugal back to court over urban was... [Published WWT - Oct 16 2014]
Environment: European Commission takes Portugal... [Published European Commission - Oct 16 2014]
'Karmenu Vella must fight for the environment' ... [Published MaltaToday - Oct 16 2014]
Potočnik calls on Juncker Commission to impleme... [Published Resource Efficient Business - Oct 16 2014]
EU Legislation On Nagoya Protocol Becomes Effec... [Published Intellectual Property Watch - Oct 14 2014]
If Bulc is nominated, the next Dan Brown novel ... [Published EurActiv.com - Oct 14 2014]
Cerar Expects Support for Bulc in Brussels, End... [Published The Slovenia Times - Oct 14 2014]
Is circular economy advocate Janez Potočnik set... [Published Resource Efficient Business - Oct 13 2014]
Bulgaria’s Georgieva may get energy portfolio, ... [Published Focus Bulgaria - Oct 13 2014]
Wicklow Council Consultant sought tender for cl... [Published Village Magazine - Oct 11 2014]
Tesco Hikes Plastic Bags Prices in Slovakia [Published European Supermarket Magazine - Oct 10 2014]
CALENDRIER du 13 au 19 octobre 2014 [Published European Commission - Oct 10 2014]
“We need to escape the handcuffs of GDP” [Published European Commission - Oct 10 2014]
EU nominee bows to lawmakers' snub as Juncker t... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Oct 09 2014]
EU nominee bows to lawmakers' snub as Juncker t... [Published Mail Online UK - Oct 09 2014]
EU's Juncker wrestles with Slovenian hitch to t... [Published Mail Online UK - Oct 09 2014]
Palmer-Jones calls on EU for recycling ‘pull’ p... [Published Lets Recycle - Oct 09 2014]
Juncker blow as EU Parliament votes out Bratusek [Published Responding to Climate Change - Oct 09 2014]
Potočnik may get fourth term [Published EurActiv.com - Oct 09 2014]
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EU sets 70% recycling target in new Circular Ec... [Published Green (Living) Review - Jul 10 2014]
The European Commission has on July 2, 2014 unveiled a revamped package of waste and recycling targets to accelerate Europe's transition to a circular economy. The 'Circular Economy Package' requires member states to recycle 70% of municipal waste ...
A Europe without garbage? [Published Radio Sweden - Jul 07 2014]
This week the EU Commission has proposed several new goals to increase recycling. The EU's environmental commissioner, Janez Potocnik, has said that Europe should be "a society without garbage." The EU Commission wants 70 percent of all municipal waste ...
Green Week 2014: LVMH Strengthens Its Partnersh... [Published Business Wire Environment News - Jun 03 2014]
PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the third year in a row, LVMH is teaming up with the European Commission to promote best environmental practices in the framework of Green Week 2014. Since 2011, LVMH has been launching its own internal Green Week in parallel ...
Green Week 2014: LVMH Strengthens Its Partnersh... [Published Business Wire Retail News - Jun 03 2014]
PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the third year in a row, LVMH is teaming up with the European Commission to promote best environmental practices in the framework of Green Week 2014. Since 2011, LVMH has been launching its own internal Green Week in parallel ...
Rules, business and the environment: CEMEX and ... [Published EnviroLib - May 30 2014]
On May 27, in the presence of EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, BirdLife Europe and CEMEX  issued a joint statement wholeheartedly supporting the European Union’s Nature Conservation Policy. The joint statement emphasises that the EU’s solid ...
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