The E-PRTR Regulation aims to provide the public with accessible information on pollutant releases and transfers and increase public participation in environmental decision-making. The E-PRTR gathers and compiles information about the state of pollutant releases and transfers of large industrial sites across Europe and, as such, it is a very useful tool for the public to follow the environmental impact of these sites over time.
The natural scope of the E-PRTR Regulation should therefore remain the ‘facility’ level and the quality, clarity and comparability of the data should prevail over the quantity of the data.
With this in mind, our associations share the following key messages on the Targeted Stakeholder Survey (TSS) on the E-PRTR Regulation revision:
Brussels, 2 December 2022 – EUROFER welcomes the WTO Panel report ruling against Indonesia’s ban on the export of nickel ore. These measures have been artificially distorting the global market for nickel ore and fuelling the new export-oriented stainless steel production in Indonesia, whilst harming the EU stainless sector.
Brussels, 01 December 2022 - The changes brought to the Waste Shipment Regulation are a welcome step in the right direction to ensure that environmental and social standards equivalent to the EU’s are met when waste is exported to third countries. However, significant issues remain largely unaddressed with room for further improvement, in particular by strengthening monitoring for OECD countries and by pre-empting circumvention which risks to weaken the effectiveness of the new measures, says the European Steel Association (EUROFER) following the vote of the Environment Committee (ENVI) at the European Parliament.
Brussels, 17 November 2022 – The Board of the European Steel Association (EUROFER) has elected Francesc Rubiralta Rubio as President of the organisation. He follows Geert Van Poelvoorde, who has led EUROFER since 2015.