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2010/0073(COD) European environmental economic accounts

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead ENVI LEINEN Jo (icon: S&D S&D) SOULLIE Catherine (icon: PPE PPE)
Committee Opinion ECON MARTIN Hans-Peter (icon: NA NA) Sylvie GOULARD (icon: ALDE ALDE)
Committee Opinion ITRE
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 338-p1

Events

2017/03/07
   IT_SENATE - Contribution
Documents
2016/10/19
   EC - Follow-up document
Details

The Commission presented a report on the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 691/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on European environmental economic accounts. The first report was published in 2013.2 This is the second report.

As a reminder, environmental economic accounts are a statistical system bringing together economic and environmental information, in order to measure on the one hand the contribution of the environment to the economy and on the other hand the impact of the economy on the environment. They offer a means of monitoring the pressures exerted by the economy on the environment and of exploring how these might be reduced.

Legal framework : the Regulation establishes the European environmental economic accounts. The Regulation structures the accounts in modules. It originally created three modules as follows: (i) air emissions accounts; (ii) environmentally related taxes by economic activity (energy, transport, pollution and resources); (iii) economy-wide material flow accounts.

One major development since the last implementation report was the amendment of the Regulation with the addition of three further modules as follows: (i) environmental protection expenditure accounts; (ii) environmental goods and services sector accounts; (iii) physical energy flow accounts.

Developments since the last report :

in 2015, the Commission adopted one Implementing Regulation and one Delegated Regulation to complement the general framework established in the Regulation. Both Regulations were designed to ensure comparability across countries and to enforce quality standards; whilst the environmental accounts are already contributing to a number of policymaking initiatives, they have not yet achieved their full potential . The accounts are new and still relatively unknown among institutional users. Statisticians can accelerate the growth of awareness by better communicating and promoting the data already available. Explaining the analytical power of environmental economic accounts is also part of the initiatives currently being implemented; the statistical data submitted by Member States under the Regulation is, overall, of high quality . There are still a number of areas where improvement is needed, and the Commission (Eurostat) continues to work with the Member States to resolve issues at a technical level. A number of measures are being implemented or are planned to improve quality.

Measures being taken for improving data quality : the European strategy on environmental accounts for the period 2014 to 2018 shall co-ordinate European efforts and paves the way for possible new modules in the Regulation. The strategy programme of work for the period 2014 to 2018 focuses on:

consolidating the quality of the accounts in Annexes I to III to the Regulation (air emissions, environmental taxes and material flows); promoting the use of existing environmental economic accounts; improving timeliness of the accounts, including by developing early estimates, in order to make environmental policy aspects more prominent in economic planning; implementing the accounts in Annexes IV to VI to the Regulation (expenditure on environmental protection, the environmental goods and services sector and physical energy flow accounts); investing in statistical infrastructure (i.e., reference methodologies, classifications, specialised software, etc.) to improve the availability, quality and usefulness of the environmental accounts; developing methodologies for and launching voluntary data collections in other areas (water and forests, environmental subsidies and similar transfers and expenditure on resource management).

Of the areas where new developments are taking place, environmental subsidies accounts is perhaps the most promising in the short term. A regular, annual voluntary data collection exercise was introduced in 2015, with the agreement and cooperation of the Member States. Experimental work on ecosystem accounts will also be a focus.

At the same time, work is also being carried out to further improve the quality of the existing modules.

The Commission (Eurostat) continues to assist the Member States in improving the quality of accounts in a variety of ways, including:

providing grants for pilot studies and quality improvements; reducing the time delay in the availability of data by producing early estimates; setting up voluntary annual data collection exercises in preparation for obligatory reporting; producing EU aggregates even where some Member State data are missing; publishing handbooks and providing methodological guidance; facilitating training courses under the European Statistical Training Programme as well as promoting the exchange of experience between countries.

2015/11/23
   EC - Follow-up document
2013/12/09
   EC - Follow-up document
Details

The Commission presents a report on the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 691/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on European environmental economic accounts

To recall, the Regulation, which was the first Union Regulation on environmental accounting, introduced three modules:

· air emission accounts showing 14 different gases by 64 industry groups and by households;

· environmental taxes distinguishing 4 tax types - on energy, transport (other than fuel) pollution, resources - all broken down into 64 industry groups, households and non-residents who pay these taxes;

· material flow accounts for 50 material types showing domestic extraction, imports and exports. Then, Domestic Material Consumption, which equals domestic extraction plus imports, less exports, for each type of material and in total.

At the time this first Regulation was discussed, users in the Parliament and the Commission’s DGs emphasised that these first three modules were to be seen as a beginning and that the policy needs for environmental accounting went much further. The European Parliament actually inserted into Article 10 a list of new possible modules as priorities for future development.

The main observations set out in the report are as follows:

Data transmission for the first three modules is good and improving : at the time of writing the report, the formal deadlines for the delivery of the data for the first data collection under the regulation have only just or not yet passed. However, a large number of countries have already supplied a considerable amount of data on a voluntary basis: by mid-2013 about 20 countries had supplied complete or almost complete data for the environmental taxes and the air emissions accounts and 24 had supplied the material flow accounts.

Progressively the coverage (number of countries and degree of completion of individual tables), the timeliness and reliability have consistently improved. Eurostat and the national statistical institutes work together in working groups and special thematic task forces to ensure a high level of accuracy, coherence and comparability of the data.

Eurostat has been assisting the Member States who needed it to implement the first three modules through grants for pilot studies, and facilitating sharing of experience between countries. The report notes that the administrative burden of fulfilling the data requirements of the Regulation is small.

The results of the voluntary data collections are published on Eurostat’s web site and in various publications.

The Commission (Eurostat ) will thoroughly check the quality of the data received for the first three modules at the end of 2013 and suggest improvements to individual countries, or to the overall methodology, where needed.

Three additional modules have been proposed : Eurostat and the Member States continued to develop new modules in statistical working groups. In the period 2011-2012 methodologies were developed and pilot tests were carried out, in particular regarding the first three modules listed in Article 10: (i) environmental protection expenditure, (ii) environmental goods and services sector and (iii) physical energy flow accounts.

The Commission (Eurostat) Eurostat is assisting the countries to prepare for the three new modules with grants, exchange of experience, handbooks, etc. as in previous years for the first three modules.

The Commission adopted on 2 May 2013 a proposal for an amending regulation with the purpose of adding these three modules to the first Regulation. Discussions on the second “batch” of modules will continue in 2014 in the European Parliament and Council . Statisticians will continue to prepare for the practical implementation of these three additional modules.

Work is also continuing on most of the other accounts listed in Article 10: (i) environmentally Related Transfers (subsidies), (ii) resource Use and Management Expenditure Accounts (RUMEA), (iii) water flow accounts, (iv) forest accounts.

These are potential candidates for a third “batch” of modules.

The Commission indicates that the European Strategy for Environmental Accounts will be revised in conjunction with main user groups and with the national statistical institutes. The target date for completion of this new ESEA is mid- 2014.

The Commission and the Member States administrations will continue to work together to ensure greater visibility and use of the results of the environmental accounts.

2011/07/22
   Final act published in Official Journal
Details

PURPOSE: to draw up a common framework for the collection, transmission and evaluation of European environmental economic accounts.

LEGISLATIVE ACT: Regulation (EU) No 691/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on European environmental economic accounts.

CONTENT: Regulation establishing a common framework for the compilation of European environmental economic accounts.

Supplement existing indicators : in its Communication of 20 August 2009 entitled " GDP and beyond: Measuring progress in a changing world ", the Commission recognised the need to supplement existing indicators with data that incorporate environmental and social aspects in order to allow more coherent and comprehensive policy making.

To that end, environmental economic accounts offer a means of monitoring the pressures exerted by the economy on the environment and of exploring how these might be abated. Environmental economic accounts show the interaction between economic, household and environmental factors and consequently are more informative than national accounts alone. They provide a significant source of data for environmental decisions and the Commission should consult them when drawing up impact assessments.

Environmental statistics : the new regulation obliges member states to annually report to the Commission (Eurostat) statistics concerning their air emissions, the environmentally related taxes they charge and the material flows in their economy. It may be extended to other environmentally-related statistics in the future. The first reporting year is 2011 and member states have up to two years to transmit their data to Eurostat.

Pilot studies : the Commission shall draw up a programme for pilot studies to be carried out by Member States on a voluntary basis in order to develop reporting and improve data quality, establish long time series and develop methodology. The programme shall include pilot studies to test the feasibility of introducing new environmental economic account modules. In drawing up the programme, the Commission shall ensure that no additional administrative or financial burdens are placed on the Member States and on the respondent units.

Report and review : by 31 December 2013 and every 3 years thereafter, the Commission shall submit a report on the implementation of this Regulation to the European Parliament and the Council. That report shall evaluate in particular the quality of the data transmitted, the data collection methods, the administrative burden on the Member States and on the respondent units, as well as the feasibility and effectiveness of those statistics.

The report shall be accompanied by proposals: for introducing new environmental economic account modules, such as Environmental Protection Expenditure and Revenues (EPER)/Environmental Protection Expenditure Accounts (EPEA), Environmental Goods and Services Sector (EGSS), Energy Accounts, Environmentally Related Transfers (subsidies), Resource Use and Management Expenditure Accounts (RUMEA), Water Accounts (quantitative and qualitative), Waste Accounts, Forest Accounts, Ecosystem services Accounts, Economy-Wide Material Stock Accounts (EW-MSA) and the measurement of unused excavated earthen materials (including soil).

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 11/08/2011.

DELEGATED ACTS: the power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to certain conditions. The delegation of power shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of 5 years from 11 August 2011 (tacitly extended for periods of an identical duration, unless the European Parliament or the Council opposes such extension not later than 3 months before the end of each period). It may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. A delegated act shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of 2 months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council.

2011/07/14
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2011/07/06
   CSL - Draft final act
Documents
2011/07/06
   CSL - Final act signed
2011/07/06
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2011/06/21
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after Parliament's 1st reading
2011/06/21
   CSL - Council Meeting
2011/06/07
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2011/06/07
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 616 votes to 26, with 24 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European environmental economic accounts.

It adopted its position at first reading under the ordinary legislative procedure. The amendments adopted in plenary are the result of a compromise negotiated between the European Parliament and the Council. They amend the Commission proposal as follows:

Sound information : the text underlines the need to develop instruments with a view to enhancing public awareness of the environmental effects of economic activity. Environmental economic accounts show the interaction between economic, household and environmental factors and consequently are more informative than national accounts alone. They provide a significant source of data for environmental decisions and the Commission should consult them when drawing up impact assessments.

Environmental tax : the text stipulates that ‘environmentally related tax’ means a tax whose tax base is a physical unit (or a proxy of a physical unit) of something that has a proven, specific negative impact on the environment, and which is identified in ESA-95 as a tax.

Modules : the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts, where necessary to take account of environmental, economic and technical developments and provide methodological guidance. The Commission shall ensure that its delegated acts do not impose significant additional administrative burdens on the Member States and on the respondent units.

Pilot studies : the Commission shall draw up a programme for pilot studies to be carried out by Member States on a voluntary basis in order to develop reporting and improve data quality, establish long time series and develop methodology. The programme shall include pilot studies to test the feasibility of introducing new environmental economic account modules. In drawing up the programme, the Commission shall ensure that no additional administrative or financial burdens are placed on the Member States and on the respondent units.

The findings of the pilot studies shall be evaluated and published by the Commission, taking into account the benefits of the availability of the data in relation to the cost of collection and the administrative burden of responding. These findings shall be taken into account in the proposals for introducing new environmental economic account modules that the Commission may include in the report referred to in the Regulation.

Quality assessment : in applying the quality criteria, the Commission shall adopt implementing acts with a view to defining the modalities, structure and periodicity of the quality reports. The Commission (Eurostat) shall assess the quality of the data transmitted and may, within one month of receipt of the data, request the Member State in question to submit additional information regarding the data or a revised dataset, as appropriate.

Derogations : the Commission may adopt implementing acts with a view to granting derogations to Member States during the transitional periods referred to in the Annexes insofar as the national statistical systems require major adaptations. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in this Regulation.

Delegated acts : the delegation of power shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of 5 years and shall be tacitly extended for periods of an identical duration, unless the European Parliament or the Council opposes such extension not later than three months before the end of each period. The Commission shall draw up a report in respect of the delegation of power not later than nine months before the end of the five-year period. The delegation of power may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council.

A delegated act shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of 2 months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by 2 months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Review : by 31 December 2013 and every three years thereafter, the Commission shall submit a report on the implementation of this Regulation to the European Parliament and the Council. That report shall evaluate in particular the quality of the data transmitted, the data collection methods, the administrative burden on the Member States and on the respondent units, as well as the feasibility and effectiveness of those statistics.

The report shall be accompanied by proposals:

for introducing new environmental economic account modules, such as Environmental Protection Expenditure and Revenues (EPER)/Environmental Protection Expenditure Accounts (EPEA), Environmental Goods and Services Sector (EGSS), Energy Accounts, Environmentally Related Transfers (subsidies), Resource Use and Management Expenditure Accounts (RUMEA), Water Accounts (quantitative and qualitative), Waste Accounts, Forest Accounts, Ecosystem services Accounts, Economy-Wide Material Stock Accounts (EW-MSA) and the measurement of unused excavated earthen materials (including soil); designed to further improve data quality and data collection methods, thereby improving the coverage and comparability of data and reducing the administrative burden on business and administration.

Documents
2011/06/06
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2010/11/17
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2010/11/17
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2010/11/09
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
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The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety adopted the report by Jo LEINEN (S&D, DE) on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European environmental economic accounts.

It recommended that the European Parliament’s position at first reading under the ordinary legislative procedure should be to amend the Commission proposal as follows:

Scope : Members stipulate that this Regulation must enable the Commission (Eurostat) to make reliable forecasts, based on comparable national data, about the environmental and economic situation of the individual Member States and the Union as a whole. They also state that it is of great importance that the European environmental economic accounts, as soon as the system is fully operational, are actively and accurately used in all relevant EU policy taking as a key input to impact assessments, action plans, legislative proposals and other significant products of the policy process.

Modules : in accordance with the Treaty of Lisbon delegated powers to the Commission should happen in accordance with Art. 290 of TFEU. This delegation of power should be restricted to the adjustment of modules and not encompass the introduction of new modules, since this would require a new legislative proposal in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure.

Development of new environmental account modules : an amendment proposed by the committee states that as a matter of priority, the Commission shall, in cooperation with the Member States, develop the following modules for inclusion into the scope of this Regulation

by the end of 2014:

Environmental Protection Expenditure and Revenues (EPER)/Environmental Protection and Expenditure Accounts (EPEA), Environmental Goods and Services Sector (EGSS); Energy Accounts; Environmentally Related Transfers (subsidies) and Resource Use and Management Expenditure Accounts (RUMEA); Water Accounts (quantitative and qualitative) and Waste Accounts; Forest Accounts; and Ecosystem services Accounts.

Pilot studies : Members consider that pilot studies should also be used for the introduction of new environmental account modules in order to obtain experience in using this instrument at an early stage, with a possible view to expanding the scope of the regulation.

In carrying out the evaluation of the results of the pilot studies, the Commission shall ensure that no additional administrative or financial burdens are placed on respondents.

Data collection : Members clarify that the collection requirements should be clarified. The regional data are of the same importance as national data. They call, in accordance with the annexes of this Regulation, on Member States to collect the necessary data for the observation of the modules’ characteristics referred to in this Regulation, at national and regional level as relevant. The Commission may adopt delegated acts to provide methodological guidance to facilitate the application of this provision.

Quality assessment : the Commission (Eurostat) shall assess the quality of the data transmitted and may, within a time-limit of one month, raise an objection and require the Member State in question to submit an improved report.

Feasibility and effectiveness : a new measure provides for the Commission to establish the feasibility and effectiveness of environmental economic accounts.

Delegated acts : the report specifies that the powers to adopt the delegated acts shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of five years following the entry into force of this

Regulation. The Commission shall make a report in respect of the delegated powers at the latest 6 months before the end of the five-year period.

Review : the Commission shall submit a report on the implementation of this Regulation to the European Parliament and the Council every three years. The report shall assess the possibilities for introducing new environmental account modules. The first report shall be submitted not later than 31 December 2013.

The report highlights that the Member States should regularly make available to the public information in a comprehensible form contained in environmental accounts by publishing it together with GDP data, for example.

2010/10/28
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2010/10/15
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2010/09/16
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2010/06/14
   IT_SENATE - Contribution
Documents
2010/05/31
   PT_PARLIAMENT - Contribution
Documents
2010/04/27
   EP - LEINEN Jo (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2010/04/27
   EP - MARTIN Hans-Peter (NA) appointed as rapporteur in ECON
2010/04/21
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2010/04/09
   EC - Legislative proposal published
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PURPOSE: to draw up a common framework for the collection, transmission and evaluation of European environmental economic accounts.

PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

BACKGROUND: users put much emphasis on analysis and applications of environmental accounts in modelling and forecasts/outlooks, both for preparing policy proposals and reporting on policy implementation and impacts. Examples are the design of taxation policies related, for instance, to climate change and energy uses, or the assessment of the effects of international trade on emissions and resource use. User needs may differ somewhat across countries reflecting national endowments with natural resources and environmental assets or specific national policy priorities but the key standard components of environmental accounts are similar: selected natural resources accounts, air emissions and energy accounts, material flows accounts, environmental expenditure, activities and taxes.

By gentlemen’s agreement, Environmental Accounts data compiled in National Statistics Institutes (NSIs) is transmitted to Eurostat on a regular basis (yearly or two-yearly) via the following means: i) Joint Eurostat/OECD questionnaire (environmental protection expenditure and revenues); ii) a separate questionnaire on Economy-Wide Material Flows Accounts; iii) a separate questionnaire on air emissions accounts; iv) a separate questionnaire regarding environmental taxes by industry.

The concepts in the European System of Accounts (ESA) are multi-purpose: for a great range of uses the ESA concepts are accepted, though they need to be supplemented for some uses. For some specific data needs, as for e.g. the analysis of the interaction between the environment and the economy, the best solution is to draw up separate satellite accounts.

In its June 2006 conclusions, the European Council called on the European Union and its Member States to extend the national accounts to key aspects of Sustainable Development. The national accounts have therefore to be complemented with integrated environmental economic accounting that provides data that are fully consistent.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: two options were identified:

Option 1 : continue with the existing Gentlemen’s agreement ; Option 2 : establish a legal base to support the data collection on environmental economic accounts.

Option 2 is the preferred option because it is the one that produces better results. The required consistent and regular production and reporting of environmental accounts would improve the quality of the statistics. Moreover, other EU policies (e.g. recycling and prevention of waste, air emissions and climate change, sustainable consumption and production) would be much better monitored if good quality data linking environment and the economy were to exist. This data can be collected by means of the framework of environmental accounts, but it is necessary that every country participates and that harmonisation is fully guaranteed. An appropriate legal base for this data collection can ensure these requirements: data collection in an important area EU-wide, increased visibility of environmental accounts as a tool for policy monitoring exploring the possibility to link environmental and economic data, possibility to take advantage of the current revision of SNA / ESA and get synergies for data collection.

LEGAL BASE: Article 338 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) . The objective of the proposed action, namely the collection, compilation, transmission and evaluation of European environmental economic accounts, cannot be sufficiently achieved by the Member States and can therefore be better achieved at EU level on the basis of a Community legal act, because only the Commission can coordinate the necessary harmonisation of statistical information at Community level, while the collection of data and compilation of comparable environmental economic accounts can be organised by the Member States.

CONTENT: this proposed Regulation establishes a common framework for the collection, compilation, transmission and evaluation of European environmental economic accounts for the purpose of setting up environmental economic accounts as satellite accounts to ESA 95 by providing methodology, common standards, definitions, classifications and accounting rules, intended to be used for compiling environmental economic accounts.

The environmental accounts to be compiled within the common framework shall be grouped in the following modules:

a module for air emissions accounts (as set out in Annex I of the proposal); a module for environmentally related taxes by economic activities (as set out in Annex II); a module for economy-wide material flow accounts (as set out in Annex III).

The Commission shall draw up a programme for pilot studies to be carried out by Member States on a voluntary basis in order to develop the reporting and data quality, establish long time series and develop methodology. The results of the pilot studies shall be evaluated and published by the Commission, taking into account the benefits of the availability of the data in relation to the cost of collection and the response burden. On the basis of the conclusions of the pilot studies, the Commission shall adopt the necessary delegated acts.

BUDGETARY IMPACT: the collection of data will have no additional impact on the Budget of the European Union.

Documents

Activities

AmendmentsDossier
52 2010/0073(COD)
2010/10/04 ECON 17 amendments...
source: PE-450.577
2010/10/15 ENVI 35 amendments...
source: PE-450.860

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  • body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Environment meeting_id: 3103 url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=3103*&MEET_DATE=21/06/2011 date: 2011-06-21T00:00:00
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  • date: 2010-09-16T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE448.872 title: PE448.872 type: Committee draft report body: EP
  • date: 2010-10-15T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE450.860 title: PE450.860 type: Amendments tabled in committee body: EP
  • date: 2010-10-28T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE448.687&secondRef=02 title: PE448.687 committee: ECON type: Committee opinion body: EP
  • date: 2010-11-17T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2010-0330&language=EN title: A7-0330/2010 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2011-07-06T00:00:00 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=[%n4]%2F11&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 00011/2011/LEX type: Draft final act body: CSL
  • date: 2011-07-14T00:00:00 docs: url: /oeil/spdoc.do?i=19095&j=0&l=en title: SP(2011)6334 type: Commission response to text adopted in plenary
  • date: 2013-12-09T00:00:00 docs: url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2013&nu_doc=0864 title: EUR-Lex title: COM(2013)0864 summary: The Commission presents a report on the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 691/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on European environmental economic accounts To recall, the Regulation, which was the first Union Regulation on environmental accounting, introduced three modules: · air emission accounts showing 14 different gases by 64 industry groups and by households; · environmental taxes distinguishing 4 tax types - on energy, transport (other than fuel) pollution, resources - all broken down into 64 industry groups, households and non-residents who pay these taxes; · material flow accounts for 50 material types showing domestic extraction, imports and exports. Then, Domestic Material Consumption, which equals domestic extraction plus imports, less exports, for each type of material and in total. At the time this first Regulation was discussed, users in the Parliament and the Commission’s DGs emphasised that these first three modules were to be seen as a beginning and that the policy needs for environmental accounting went much further. The European Parliament actually inserted into Article 10 a list of new possible modules as priorities for future development. The main observations set out in the report are as follows: Data transmission for the first three modules is good and improving : at the time of writing the report, the formal deadlines for the delivery of the data for the first data collection under the regulation have only just or not yet passed. However, a large number of countries have already supplied a considerable amount of data on a voluntary basis: by mid-2013 about 20 countries had supplied complete or almost complete data for the environmental taxes and the air emissions accounts and 24 had supplied the material flow accounts. Progressively the coverage (number of countries and degree of completion of individual tables), the timeliness and reliability have consistently improved. Eurostat and the national statistical institutes work together in working groups and special thematic task forces to ensure a high level of accuracy, coherence and comparability of the data. Eurostat has been assisting the Member States who needed it to implement the first three modules through grants for pilot studies, and facilitating sharing of experience between countries. The report notes that the administrative burden of fulfilling the data requirements of the Regulation is small. The results of the voluntary data collections are published on Eurostat’s web site and in various publications. The Commission (Eurostat ) will thoroughly check the quality of the data received for the first three modules at the end of 2013 and suggest improvements to individual countries, or to the overall methodology, where needed. Three additional modules have been proposed : Eurostat and the Member States continued to develop new modules in statistical working groups. In the period 2011-2012 methodologies were developed and pilot tests were carried out, in particular regarding the first three modules listed in Article 10: (i) environmental protection expenditure, (ii) environmental goods and services sector and (iii) physical energy flow accounts. The Commission (Eurostat) Eurostat is assisting the countries to prepare for the three new modules with grants, exchange of experience, handbooks, etc. as in previous years for the first three modules. The Commission adopted on 2 May 2013 a proposal for an amending regulation with the purpose of adding these three modules to the first Regulation. Discussions on the second “batch” of modules will continue in 2014 in the European Parliament and Council . Statisticians will continue to prepare for the practical implementation of these three additional modules. Work is also continuing on most of the other accounts listed in Article 10: (i) environmentally Related Transfers (subsidies), (ii) resource Use and Management Expenditure Accounts (RUMEA), (iii) water flow accounts, (iv) forest accounts. These are potential candidates for a third “batch” of modules. The Commission indicates that the European Strategy for Environmental Accounts will be revised in conjunction with main user groups and with the national statistical institutes. The target date for completion of this new ESEA is mid- 2014. The Commission and the Member States administrations will continue to work together to ensure greater visibility and use of the results of the environmental accounts. type: Follow-up document body: EC
  • date: 2015-11-23T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2015/0577/COM_COM(2015)0577_EN.pdf title: COM(2015)0577 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2015&nu_doc=0577 title: EUR-Lex type: Follow-up document body: EC
  • date: 2016-10-19T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2016/0663/COM_COM(2016)0663_EN.pdf title: COM(2016)0663 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2016&nu_doc=0663 title: EUR-Lex summary: The Commission presented a report on the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 691/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on European environmental economic accounts. The first report was published in 2013.2 This is the second report. As a reminder, environmental economic accounts are a statistical system bringing together economic and environmental information, in order to measure on the one hand the contribution of the environment to the economy and on the other hand the impact of the economy on the environment. They offer a means of monitoring the pressures exerted by the economy on the environment and of exploring how these might be reduced. Legal framework : the Regulation establishes the European environmental economic accounts. The Regulation structures the accounts in modules. It originally created three modules as follows: (i) air emissions accounts; (ii) environmentally related taxes by economic activity (energy, transport, pollution and resources); (iii) economy-wide material flow accounts. One major development since the last implementation report was the amendment of the Regulation with the addition of three further modules as follows: (i) environmental protection expenditure accounts; (ii) environmental goods and services sector accounts; (iii) physical energy flow accounts. Developments since the last report : in 2015, the Commission adopted one Implementing Regulation and one Delegated Regulation to complement the general framework established in the Regulation. Both Regulations were designed to ensure comparability across countries and to enforce quality standards; whilst the environmental accounts are already contributing to a number of policymaking initiatives, they have not yet achieved their full potential . The accounts are new and still relatively unknown among institutional users. Statisticians can accelerate the growth of awareness by better communicating and promoting the data already available. Explaining the analytical power of environmental economic accounts is also part of the initiatives currently being implemented; the statistical data submitted by Member States under the Regulation is, overall, of high quality . There are still a number of areas where improvement is needed, and the Commission (Eurostat) continues to work with the Member States to resolve issues at a technical level. A number of measures are being implemented or are planned to improve quality. Measures being taken for improving data quality : the European strategy on environmental accounts for the period 2014 to 2018 shall co-ordinate European efforts and paves the way for possible new modules in the Regulation. The strategy programme of work for the period 2014 to 2018 focuses on: consolidating the quality of the accounts in Annexes I to III to the Regulation (air emissions, environmental taxes and material flows); promoting the use of existing environmental economic accounts; improving timeliness of the accounts, including by developing early estimates, in order to make environmental policy aspects more prominent in economic planning; implementing the accounts in Annexes IV to VI to the Regulation (expenditure on environmental protection, the environmental goods and services sector and physical energy flow accounts); investing in statistical infrastructure (i.e., reference methodologies, classifications, specialised software, etc.) to improve the availability, quality and usefulness of the environmental accounts; developing methodologies for and launching voluntary data collections in other areas (water and forests, environmental subsidies and similar transfers and expenditure on resource management). Of the areas where new developments are taking place, environmental subsidies accounts is perhaps the most promising in the short term. A regular, annual voluntary data collection exercise was introduced in 2015, with the agreement and cooperation of the Member States. Experimental work on ecosystem accounts will also be a focus. At the same time, work is also being carried out to further improve the quality of the existing modules. The Commission (Eurostat) continues to assist the Member States in improving the quality of accounts in a variety of ways, including: providing grants for pilot studies and quality improvements; reducing the time delay in the availability of data by producing early estimates; setting up voluntary annual data collection exercises in preparation for obligatory reporting; producing EU aggregates even where some Member State data are missing; publishing handbooks and providing methodological guidance; facilitating training courses under the European Statistical Training Programme as well as promoting the exchange of experience between countries. type: Follow-up document body: EC
  • date: 2010-06-14T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.connefof.europarl.europa.eu/connefof/app/exp/COM(2010)0132 title: COM(2010)0132 type: Contribution body: IT_SENATE
  • date: 2010-05-31T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.connefof.europarl.europa.eu/connefof/app/exp/COM(2010)0132 title: COM(2010)0132 type: Contribution body: PT_PARLIAMENT
  • date: 2017-03-07T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.connefof.europarl.europa.eu/connefof/app/exp/COM(2016)0663 title: COM(2016)0663 type: Contribution body: IT_SENATE
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  • date: 2010-04-09T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2010/0132/COM_COM(2010)0132_EN.pdf title: COM(2010)0132 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2010&nu_doc=0132 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: to draw up a common framework for the collection, transmission and evaluation of European environmental economic accounts. PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council. BACKGROUND: users put much emphasis on analysis and applications of environmental accounts in modelling and forecasts/outlooks, both for preparing policy proposals and reporting on policy implementation and impacts. Examples are the design of taxation policies related, for instance, to climate change and energy uses, or the assessment of the effects of international trade on emissions and resource use. User needs may differ somewhat across countries reflecting national endowments with natural resources and environmental assets or specific national policy priorities but the key standard components of environmental accounts are similar: selected natural resources accounts, air emissions and energy accounts, material flows accounts, environmental expenditure, activities and taxes. By gentlemen’s agreement, Environmental Accounts data compiled in National Statistics Institutes (NSIs) is transmitted to Eurostat on a regular basis (yearly or two-yearly) via the following means: i) Joint Eurostat/OECD questionnaire (environmental protection expenditure and revenues); ii) a separate questionnaire on Economy-Wide Material Flows Accounts; iii) a separate questionnaire on air emissions accounts; iv) a separate questionnaire regarding environmental taxes by industry. The concepts in the European System of Accounts (ESA) are multi-purpose: for a great range of uses the ESA concepts are accepted, though they need to be supplemented for some uses. For some specific data needs, as for e.g. the analysis of the interaction between the environment and the economy, the best solution is to draw up separate satellite accounts. In its June 2006 conclusions, the European Council called on the European Union and its Member States to extend the national accounts to key aspects of Sustainable Development. The national accounts have therefore to be complemented with integrated environmental economic accounting that provides data that are fully consistent. IMPACT ASSESSMENT: two options were identified: Option 1 : continue with the existing Gentlemen’s agreement ; Option 2 : establish a legal base to support the data collection on environmental economic accounts. Option 2 is the preferred option because it is the one that produces better results. The required consistent and regular production and reporting of environmental accounts would improve the quality of the statistics. Moreover, other EU policies (e.g. recycling and prevention of waste, air emissions and climate change, sustainable consumption and production) would be much better monitored if good quality data linking environment and the economy were to exist. This data can be collected by means of the framework of environmental accounts, but it is necessary that every country participates and that harmonisation is fully guaranteed. An appropriate legal base for this data collection can ensure these requirements: data collection in an important area EU-wide, increased visibility of environmental accounts as a tool for policy monitoring exploring the possibility to link environmental and economic data, possibility to take advantage of the current revision of SNA / ESA and get synergies for data collection. LEGAL BASE: Article 338 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) . The objective of the proposed action, namely the collection, compilation, transmission and evaluation of European environmental economic accounts, cannot be sufficiently achieved by the Member States and can therefore be better achieved at EU level on the basis of a Community legal act, because only the Commission can coordinate the necessary harmonisation of statistical information at Community level, while the collection of data and compilation of comparable environmental economic accounts can be organised by the Member States. CONTENT: this proposed Regulation establishes a common framework for the collection, compilation, transmission and evaluation of European environmental economic accounts for the purpose of setting up environmental economic accounts as satellite accounts to ESA 95 by providing methodology, common standards, definitions, classifications and accounting rules, intended to be used for compiling environmental economic accounts. The environmental accounts to be compiled within the common framework shall be grouped in the following modules: a module for air emissions accounts (as set out in Annex I of the proposal); a module for environmentally related taxes by economic activities (as set out in Annex II); a module for economy-wide material flow accounts (as set out in Annex III). The Commission shall draw up a programme for pilot studies to be carried out by Member States on a voluntary basis in order to develop the reporting and data quality, establish long time series and develop methodology. The results of the pilot studies shall be evaluated and published by the Commission, taking into account the benefits of the availability of the data in relation to the cost of collection and the response burden. On the basis of the conclusions of the pilot studies, the Commission shall adopt the necessary delegated acts. BUDGETARY IMPACT: the collection of data will have no additional impact on the Budget of the European Union.
  • date: 2010-04-21T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2010-11-09T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP summary: The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety adopted the report by Jo LEINEN (S&D, DE) on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European environmental economic accounts. It recommended that the European Parliament’s position at first reading under the ordinary legislative procedure should be to amend the Commission proposal as follows: Scope : Members stipulate that this Regulation must enable the Commission (Eurostat) to make reliable forecasts, based on comparable national data, about the environmental and economic situation of the individual Member States and the Union as a whole. They also state that it is of great importance that the European environmental economic accounts, as soon as the system is fully operational, are actively and accurately used in all relevant EU policy taking as a key input to impact assessments, action plans, legislative proposals and other significant products of the policy process. Modules : in accordance with the Treaty of Lisbon delegated powers to the Commission should happen in accordance with Art. 290 of TFEU. This delegation of power should be restricted to the adjustment of modules and not encompass the introduction of new modules, since this would require a new legislative proposal in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure. Development of new environmental account modules : an amendment proposed by the committee states that as a matter of priority, the Commission shall, in cooperation with the Member States, develop the following modules for inclusion into the scope of this Regulation by the end of 2014: Environmental Protection Expenditure and Revenues (EPER)/Environmental Protection and Expenditure Accounts (EPEA), Environmental Goods and Services Sector (EGSS); Energy Accounts; Environmentally Related Transfers (subsidies) and Resource Use and Management Expenditure Accounts (RUMEA); Water Accounts (quantitative and qualitative) and Waste Accounts; Forest Accounts; and Ecosystem services Accounts. Pilot studies : Members consider that pilot studies should also be used for the introduction of new environmental account modules in order to obtain experience in using this instrument at an early stage, with a possible view to expanding the scope of the regulation. In carrying out the evaluation of the results of the pilot studies, the Commission shall ensure that no additional administrative or financial burdens are placed on respondents. Data collection : Members clarify that the collection requirements should be clarified. The regional data are of the same importance as national data. They call, in accordance with the annexes of this Regulation, on Member States to collect the necessary data for the observation of the modules’ characteristics referred to in this Regulation, at national and regional level as relevant. The Commission may adopt delegated acts to provide methodological guidance to facilitate the application of this provision. Quality assessment : the Commission (Eurostat) shall assess the quality of the data transmitted and may, within a time-limit of one month, raise an objection and require the Member State in question to submit an improved report. Feasibility and effectiveness : a new measure provides for the Commission to establish the feasibility and effectiveness of environmental economic accounts. Delegated acts : the report specifies that the powers to adopt the delegated acts shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of five years following the entry into force of this Regulation. The Commission shall make a report in respect of the delegated powers at the latest 6 months before the end of the five-year period. Review : the Commission shall submit a report on the implementation of this Regulation to the European Parliament and the Council every three years. The report shall assess the possibilities for introducing new environmental account modules. The first report shall be submitted not later than 31 December 2013. The report highlights that the Member States should regularly make available to the public information in a comprehensible form contained in environmental accounts by publishing it together with GDP data, for example.
  • date: 2010-11-17T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2010-0330&language=EN title: A7-0330/2010
  • date: 2011-06-06T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20110606&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2011-06-07T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=19095&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2011-06-07T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P7-TA-2011-0253 title: T7-0253/2011 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 616 votes to 26, with 24 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European environmental economic accounts. It adopted its position at first reading under the ordinary legislative procedure. The amendments adopted in plenary are the result of a compromise negotiated between the European Parliament and the Council. They amend the Commission proposal as follows: Sound information : the text underlines the need to develop instruments with a view to enhancing public awareness of the environmental effects of economic activity. Environmental economic accounts show the interaction between economic, household and environmental factors and consequently are more informative than national accounts alone. They provide a significant source of data for environmental decisions and the Commission should consult them when drawing up impact assessments. Environmental tax : the text stipulates that ‘environmentally related tax’ means a tax whose tax base is a physical unit (or a proxy of a physical unit) of something that has a proven, specific negative impact on the environment, and which is identified in ESA-95 as a tax. Modules : the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts, where necessary to take account of environmental, economic and technical developments and provide methodological guidance. The Commission shall ensure that its delegated acts do not impose significant additional administrative burdens on the Member States and on the respondent units. Pilot studies : the Commission shall draw up a programme for pilot studies to be carried out by Member States on a voluntary basis in order to develop reporting and improve data quality, establish long time series and develop methodology. The programme shall include pilot studies to test the feasibility of introducing new environmental economic account modules. In drawing up the programme, the Commission shall ensure that no additional administrative or financial burdens are placed on the Member States and on the respondent units. The findings of the pilot studies shall be evaluated and published by the Commission, taking into account the benefits of the availability of the data in relation to the cost of collection and the administrative burden of responding. These findings shall be taken into account in the proposals for introducing new environmental economic account modules that the Commission may include in the report referred to in the Regulation. Quality assessment : in applying the quality criteria, the Commission shall adopt implementing acts with a view to defining the modalities, structure and periodicity of the quality reports. The Commission (Eurostat) shall assess the quality of the data transmitted and may, within one month of receipt of the data, request the Member State in question to submit additional information regarding the data or a revised dataset, as appropriate. Derogations : the Commission may adopt implementing acts with a view to granting derogations to Member States during the transitional periods referred to in the Annexes insofar as the national statistical systems require major adaptations. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in this Regulation. Delegated acts : the delegation of power shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of 5 years and shall be tacitly extended for periods of an identical duration, unless the European Parliament or the Council opposes such extension not later than three months before the end of each period. The Commission shall draw up a report in respect of the delegation of power not later than nine months before the end of the five-year period. The delegation of power may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A delegated act shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of 2 months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by 2 months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council. Review : by 31 December 2013 and every three years thereafter, the Commission shall submit a report on the implementation of this Regulation to the European Parliament and the Council. That report shall evaluate in particular the quality of the data transmitted, the data collection methods, the administrative burden on the Member States and on the respondent units, as well as the feasibility and effectiveness of those statistics. The report shall be accompanied by proposals: for introducing new environmental economic account modules, such as Environmental Protection Expenditure and Revenues (EPER)/Environmental Protection Expenditure Accounts (EPEA), Environmental Goods and Services Sector (EGSS), Energy Accounts, Environmentally Related Transfers (subsidies), Resource Use and Management Expenditure Accounts (RUMEA), Water Accounts (quantitative and qualitative), Waste Accounts, Forest Accounts, Ecosystem services Accounts, Economy-Wide Material Stock Accounts (EW-MSA) and the measurement of unused excavated earthen materials (including soil); designed to further improve data quality and data collection methods, thereby improving the coverage and comparability of data and reducing the administrative burden on business and administration.
  • date: 2011-06-21T00:00:00 type: Act adopted by Council after Parliament's 1st reading body: EP/CSL
  • date: 2011-07-06T00:00:00 type: Final act signed body: CSL
  • date: 2011-07-06T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
  • date: 2011-07-22T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal summary: PURPOSE: to draw up a common framework for the collection, transmission and evaluation of European environmental economic accounts. LEGISLATIVE ACT: Regulation (EU) No 691/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on European environmental economic accounts. CONTENT: Regulation establishing a common framework for the compilation of European environmental economic accounts. Supplement existing indicators : in its Communication of 20 August 2009 entitled " GDP and beyond: Measuring progress in a changing world ", the Commission recognised the need to supplement existing indicators with data that incorporate environmental and social aspects in order to allow more coherent and comprehensive policy making. To that end, environmental economic accounts offer a means of monitoring the pressures exerted by the economy on the environment and of exploring how these might be abated. Environmental economic accounts show the interaction between economic, household and environmental factors and consequently are more informative than national accounts alone. They provide a significant source of data for environmental decisions and the Commission should consult them when drawing up impact assessments. Environmental statistics : the new regulation obliges member states to annually report to the Commission (Eurostat) statistics concerning their air emissions, the environmentally related taxes they charge and the material flows in their economy. It may be extended to other environmentally-related statistics in the future. The first reporting year is 2011 and member states have up to two years to transmit their data to Eurostat. Pilot studies : the Commission shall draw up a programme for pilot studies to be carried out by Member States on a voluntary basis in order to develop reporting and improve data quality, establish long time series and develop methodology. The programme shall include pilot studies to test the feasibility of introducing new environmental economic account modules. In drawing up the programme, the Commission shall ensure that no additional administrative or financial burdens are placed on the Member States and on the respondent units. Report and review : by 31 December 2013 and every 3 years thereafter, the Commission shall submit a report on the implementation of this Regulation to the European Parliament and the Council. That report shall evaluate in particular the quality of the data transmitted, the data collection methods, the administrative burden on the Member States and on the respondent units, as well as the feasibility and effectiveness of those statistics. The report shall be accompanied by proposals: for introducing new environmental economic account modules, such as Environmental Protection Expenditure and Revenues (EPER)/Environmental Protection Expenditure Accounts (EPEA), Environmental Goods and Services Sector (EGSS), Energy Accounts, Environmentally Related Transfers (subsidies), Resource Use and Management Expenditure Accounts (RUMEA), Water Accounts (quantitative and qualitative), Waste Accounts, Forest Accounts, Ecosystem services Accounts, Economy-Wide Material Stock Accounts (EW-MSA) and the measurement of unused excavated earthen materials (including soil). ENTRY INTO FORCE: 11/08/2011. DELEGATED ACTS: the power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to certain conditions. The delegation of power shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of 5 years from 11 August 2011 (tacitly extended for periods of an identical duration, unless the European Parliament or the Council opposes such extension not later than 3 months before the end of each period). It may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. A delegated act shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of 2 months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council. docs: title: Regulation 2011/691 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32011R0691 title: OJ L 192 22.07.2011, p. 0001 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2011:192:TOC
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  • 3.45.20 Business statistics
  • 3.70 Environmental policy
  • 3.70.02 Atmospheric pollution, motor vehicle pollution
  • 3.70.15 Environmental taxation
  • 3.70.20 Sustainable development
  • 5.05 Economic growth
  • 5.10.01 Convergence of economic policies, public deficit, interest rates
  • 8.60 European statistical legislation
New
3.45.20
Business statistics
3.70.02
Atmospheric pollution, motor vehicle pollution
3.70.15
Environmental taxation
3.70.20
Sustainable development
8.60
European statistical legislation
procedure/summary
  • Amended by
activities/0/docs/0/celexid
CELEX:52010PC0132:EN
activities/0/docs/0/celexid
CELEX:52010PC0132:EN
activities/3/docs/0/url
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http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2010-0330&language=EN
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http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2010-330&language=EN
links/European Commission/title
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PreLex
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EUR-Lex
activities/3/docs/0/url
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http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2010-330&language=EN
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http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2010-0330&language=EN
activities/5/docs/1/url
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http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P7-TA-2011-253
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http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P7-TA-2011-0253
activities
  • date: 2010-04-09T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2010/0132/COM_COM(2010)0132_EN.pdf celexid: CELEX:52010PC0132:EN type: Legislative proposal published title: COM(2010)0132 body: EC commission: DG: url: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eurostat/home title: Eurostat Commissioner: REHN Olli type: Legislative proposal published
  • date: 2010-04-21T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: ECON date: 2010-04-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs rapporteur: group: NI name: MARTIN Hans-Peter body: EP shadows: group: PPE name: SOULLIE Catherine responsible: True committee: ENVI date: 2010-04-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety rapporteur: group: S&D name: LEINEN Jo body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy committee: ITRE
  • date: 2010-11-09T00:00:00 body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: ECON date: 2010-04-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs rapporteur: group: NI name: MARTIN Hans-Peter body: EP shadows: group: PPE name: SOULLIE Catherine responsible: True committee: ENVI date: 2010-04-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety rapporteur: group: S&D name: LEINEN Jo body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy committee: ITRE type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2010-11-17T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2010-330&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading title: A7-0330/2010 body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: ECON date: 2010-04-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs rapporteur: group: NI name: MARTIN Hans-Peter body: EP shadows: group: PPE name: SOULLIE Catherine responsible: True committee: ENVI date: 2010-04-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety rapporteur: group: S&D name: LEINEN Jo body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy committee: ITRE type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2011-06-06T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20110606&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2011-06-07T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=19095&l=en type: Results of vote in Parliament title: Results of vote in Parliament url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P7-TA-2011-253 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T7-0253/2011 body: EP type: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2011-06-21T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Environment meeting_id: 3103
  • date: 2011-06-21T00:00:00 body: EP/CSL type: Act adopted by Council after Parliament's 1st reading
  • date: 2011-07-06T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Final act signed
  • date: 2011-07-06T00:00:00 body: EP type: End of procedure in Parliament
  • date: 2011-07-22T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal docs: url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32011R0691 title: Regulation 2011/691 url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2011:192:TOC title: OJ L 192 22.07.2011, p. 0001
committees
  • body: EP responsible: False committee: ECON date: 2010-04-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs rapporteur: group: NI name: MARTIN Hans-Peter
  • body: EP shadows: group: PPE name: SOULLIE Catherine responsible: True committee: ENVI date: 2010-04-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety rapporteur: group: S&D name: LEINEN Jo
  • body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy committee: ITRE
links
National parliaments
European Commission
other
  • body: EC dg: url: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eurostat/home title: Eurostat commissioner: REHN Olli
procedure
dossier_of_the_committee
ENVI/7/02690
reference
2010/0073(COD)
instrument
Regulation
legal_basis
Treaty on the Functioning of the EU TFEU 338-p1
stage_reached
Procedure completed
summary
Amended by
subtype
Legislation
Modified legal basis
Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament EP 150
title
European environmental economic accounts
type
COD - Ordinary legislative procedure (ex-codecision procedure)
final
subject