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michela-velardo

Michela Velardo who previously worked at FieldFisher law firm and the Legal Service of the European Commission, has extensive expertise in European and national litigation. At this time, she has pleaded 140 cases in various fields of European Law. Michela regularly assists chemicals manufacturers (in relation to REACH, biocides and pesticides) and food companies, also on regulatory matters. Furthermore, she deals with case law of European Civil Service Law, European Social Law and International Employment Law. Michela, who works fluently in English, French and Italian, frequently speaks in conferences and writes articles for international law journals and magazines.

Email: michela.velardo@scea.eu

 

LATEST UPDATES

 

18/04/17: Imports of organic products subject to new EU electronic certification system.
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-963_en.htm

23/03/17: MEPs back SVHC substitution measures in waste Directive – Parliament says member states must adopt measures to substitute SVHCs.
https://chemicalwatch.com/54675/meps-back-svhc-substitution-measures-in-waste-directive

23/03/17: Eu Commission publishes CLP poison centres amendment.
https://chemicalwatch.com/54681/eu-commission-publishes-clp-poison-centres-amendment

22/03/17: Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council in accordance with Article 59(4) of Directive 2001/83/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 November 2001 on the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use.
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52017DC0135&qid=1490349460378&from=EN

21/03/17: Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on World and European Water Day, 22 March 2017.
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2017/03/22-hr-declaration-water-day /

21/03/17: Joint statement by Vice-President Katainen, Commissioner Hogan and Commissioner Vella on World Water Day.
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-17-688_en.htm

21/03/17: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/487 of 17 March 2017 amending Decision 2005/51/EC as regards the period during which soil contaminated by pesticides or persistent organic pollutants may be introduced into the Union for decontamination purposes (notified under document C(2017) 1693).
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017D0487&qid=1490097040297&from=EN

17/03/17: Statement of revenue and expenditure of the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency for the financial year 2017.
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017B0317(25)&qid=1489742112428&from=EN

17/03/17: Statement of revenue and expenditure of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions for the financial year 2017.
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017B0317(04)&qid=1489742112428&from=EN

17/03/17: Statement of revenue and expenditure of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control for the financial year 2017.
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017B0317(10)&qid=1489742112428&from=EN

15/03/17: Glyphosate not classified as a carcinogen by ECHA.
https://echa.europa.eu/it/-/glyphosate-not-classified-as-a-carcinogen-by-echa

15/03/17: Statement by Commissioner Andriukaitis on the Adoption of the Regulation on Official Controls.
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-17-610_en.htm

15/03/17: Commission proposes a new EU Action Plan on Drugs to enhance action against drug use and trafficking.
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-601_en.htm

15/03/17: COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Evaluation of the implementation of the EU Drugs Strategy 2013-2020 and of the EU Action Plan on Drugs 2013-2016: a continuous need for an EU Action Plan on Drugs 2017-2020.
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=COM:2017:195:FIN&from=EN

15/03/17: Consultation on eight substances for harmonised classification and labelling.
https://echa.europa.eu/it/-/consultation-on-eight-substances-for-harmonised-classification-and-labelling

13/03/17: SCCS – Opinion open for comment on Water-soluble zinc salts used in oral hygiene products.
https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_207.pdf

13/03/17: SCCS – Opinion open for comment on Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate (S87).
https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_208.pdf

13/03/17: SCCS – Opinion open for comment on Dimethylpiperazinium Aminopyrazolopyridine HCl (A164).
https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_209.pdf

13/03/17: Drinks industry gets a year to propose EU labelling scheme.
http://www.eurofoodlaw.com/labelling/drinks-industry-gets-a-year-to-propose-eu-labelling-scheme–1.htm

13/03/17: Labelling of alcoholic beverages: Commission report invites the industry to submit a self-regulatory proposal.
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-551_en.htm

13/03/17: REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL regarding the mandatory labelling of the list of ingredients and the nutrition declaration of alcoholic beverages.
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=COM:2017:58:FIN&from=EN

13/03/17: Case T-474/15: Judgment of the General Court of 26 January 2017 –GGP Italy v Commission
(Protection of the health and safety of consumers and workers — Directive 2006/42/EC — Safeguard clause — National measure of withdrawal from the market and prohibition of placing on the market of a lawn mower — Requirements concerning protective devices — Successive versions of a harmonised standard — Legal certainty — Commission Decision declaring the measure justified — Error of law)
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:62015TA0474&from=EN

07/03/2017 – Safer medical devices: Council adopts new EU rules
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2017/03/07-safer-medical-devices/

03/03/2017 – Guidance on ad hoc rapid risk assessment of serious cross-border chemical health threats performed by the SCHEER
https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/scientific_committees/scheer/docs/scheer_o_005.pdf

01/03/2017 – European Reference Networks: 900 medical teams to connect across Europe for the benefit of patients
https://ec.europa.eu/health/ern/policy_en

28/02/2017 – European Reference Networks: 900 medical teams to connect across Europe for the benefit of patients
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-323_en.htm

28/02/2017 – Public Hearing on the SCHEER Opinion
’The need for non-human primates in biomedical research, production and testing of products and devices (update 2017)’
http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/events/ev_20170314_en (*)

27/02/2017 – Taskforce to take Health and Digital policies further
https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/blog/taskforce-take-health-and-digital-policies-further

27/02/2017 – Submit your good practice example for evaluation – EU-Compass is looking for good practices in mental health and workplaces, mental health and schools, and prevention of suicide
https://www.webropolsurveys.com/Answer/SurveyParticipation.aspx?SDID=Fin1255059&SID=2a671938-0b93-42d4-81cc-67cb4754bc65&dy=1949148095

27/02/2017 – “Strategic investments for the future of healthcare” to be discussed in Brussels today
https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/sante/item-detail.cfm?item_id=54856

27/02/2017 – Booklet – Good practices in mental health and well-being
http://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/mental_health/docs/ev_20161006_co05_en.pdf

24/02/2017 – 17th Ministerial Meeting of the Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI): Outbreak preparedness and response to terrorist attacks on the agenda
https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/sante/item-detail.cfm?item_id=54737

23/02/2017 – EU Health Award 2016 helps NGOs continue the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance
https://ec.europa.eu/health/node/51444_en (*)

22/02/2017 – Childhood Obesity: Halting the rise
https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/sante/item-detail.cfm?item_id=54634

09/02/2017 – Cancer Screening in the European Union – Report on the implementation of the Council Recommendation on cancer screening
https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/major_chronic_diseases/docs/2017_cancerscreening_2ndreportimplementation_en.pdf (*)

09/02/0217 – Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/223 of 7 February 2017 authorising a laboratory in Brazil to carry out serological tests to monitor the effectiveness of rabies vaccines in dogs, cats and ferrets

(notified under document C(2017) 572)
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017D0223&from=EN (*)

07/02/2017 – Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/205 of 3 February 2017 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017D0205&from=EN (*)

07/02/2017 – Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/204 of 3 February 2017 authorising Member States to provide for a temporary derogation from certain provisions of Council Directive 2000/29/EC in respect of ash wood originating or processed in the United States of America, and repealing Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/2416 recognising certain areas of the United States of America as being free from Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017D0204&from=EN (*)

27/01/2017 – Antimicrobial resistance: Commission launches public consultation on new Action Plan
http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/sante/newsletter-specific-archive-issue.cfm?newsletter_service_id=327&newsletter_issue_id=2199&page=1&fullDate=Fri%2027%20Jan%202017&lang=default

24/01/2017 – Animal Welfare: the Commission adopts the creation of a Platform
http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/sante/newsletter-specific-archive-issue.cfm?newsletter_service_id=327&newsletter_issue_id=2112&page=1&fullDate=Tue%2024%20Jan%202017&lang=default

23/01/2017 – Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety SCCS – Opinion on HC Orange No. 6 (B125)
https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_201.pdf

19/01/2017- Judgment of the Court of 1 February 2016 in Case E-20/15 EFTA Surveillance Authority v Iceland (Failure by an EEA/EFTA State to fulfil its obligations — Failure to implement — Directive 2013/10/EU amending Directive 75/324/EEC on aerosol dispensers)
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:E2015J0020&from=EN (*)

18/01/2017 – Evaluation of the EU blood and tissues and cells legislation
https://ec.europa.eu/health/blood_tissues_organs/policy/evaluation_en

12/01/2017 – Opinion on Ethylzingerone – ‘Hydroxyethoxyphenyl Butanone’ (HEPB) deadline for comments: 10 March 2017
https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_203.pdf

12/01/2017 – Opinion on Polyaminopropyl Biguanide (PHMB) deadline for comments: 10 March 2017
https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_204.pdf

12/01/2017 – New Scientific Opinion concludes that there is no safe limit for UVR exposure from sunbeds
https://ec.europa.eu/health/node/51326_en

12/01/2017 – Open Public Consultation of the mid-term evaluation of the 3rd Health Programme 2014-2020
http://ec.europa.eu/health/programme/consultations/midterm_evaluation_en

10/01/2017 – Commission modernises policy on health and safety at work: frequently asked questions
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-17-3_en.htm

10/01/2017 – Commission follows up on workers’ protection from cancer-causing chemicals: frequently asked questions
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-17-4_en.htm

10/01/2017 – Commission launches new initiative to improve health and safety of workers
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-2_en.htm

30/12/2016 – Summary of European Union decisions on marketing authorisations in respect of medicinal products from 1 September 2016 to 30 September 2016
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2016_490_R_0010&from=EN (*)

30/12/2016 – Summary of European Union decisions on marketing authorisations in respect of medicinal products from 1 August 2016 to 31 August 2016
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2016_490_R_0009&from=EN (*)

30/12/2016 – Summary of European Union decisions on marketing authorisations in respect of medicinal products from 1 July 2016 to 31 July 2016
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2016_490_R_0008&from=EN (*)

30/12/2016 – Summary of European Union decisions on marketing authorisations in respect of medicinal products from 1 June 2016 to 30 June 2016
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2016_490_R_0007&from=EN (*)

30/12/2016 – Summary of European Union decisions on marketing authorisations in respect of medicinal products from 1 May 2016 to 31 May 2016
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2016_490_R_0006&from=EN (*)

30/12/20-16 – Summary of European Union decisions on marketing authorisations in respect of medicinal products from 1 April 2016 to 30 April 2016
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2016_490_R_0005&from=EN (*)

30/12/2016 –  Summary of European Union decisions on marketing authorisations in respect of medicinal products from 1 March 2016 to 31 March 2016
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2016_490_R_0004&from=EN (*)

30/12/2016 – Summary of European Union decisions on marketing authorisations in respect of medicinal products from 1 February 2016 to 29 February 2016
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2016_490_R_0003&from=EN (*)

30/12/2016 – Summary of European Union decisions on marketing authorisations in respect of medicinal products from 1 November 2016 to 30 November 2016
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2016_490_R_0002&from=EN(*)

30/12/2016 – Summary of European Union decisions on marketing authorisations in respect of medicinal products from 1 November 2016 to 30 November 2016
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2016_490_R_0001&from=EN (*)

23/12/2016 – eHealth Action Plan 2012–2020
European Parliament resolution of 14 January 2014 on the eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020 — Innovative healthcare for the 21st century (2013/2061(INI))
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52014IP0010(01)&from=EN (*)

21/12/2016 – SCHEER Opinion on additives used in tobacco products (Tobacco Additives II)
http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_food-safety/dyna/enews/enews.cfm?al_id=1748

16/12/2016 – Zoonoses report: Listeria infections stable but frequently reported among the elderly
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/161216

16/12/2016 – Big Data Study outlines policy recommendations in 10 areas
http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_food-safety/dyna/enews/enews.cfm?al_id=1746

16/12/2016 – Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/2279 of 15 December 2016 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/2122 on protective measures in relation to outbreaks of the highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in certain Member States
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016D2279&from=EN

13/12/2016 – Statement by Commissioner Andriukaitis on the entry into force of the new Plant Health Regulation
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-16-4309_en.htm

08/12/2016 – Tobacco: Commission urges Croatia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden to notify transposition of the Directive on tobacco products sold in the EU
http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_food-safety/dyna/enews/enews.cfm?al_id=1741

02/12/2016 – Commission Recommendation (EU) 2016/2015 of 1 December 2016 on the monitoring of the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol, its precursors and other cannabinoids in food.
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016H2115&from=EN

01/12/2016 – COUNCIL DECISION of 28 November 2016 appointing the members and alternate members of the Governing Board of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work for Denmark, France, Italy and Malta
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016D1201(02)&from=EN (*)

30/11/2016 – Opinion on Biological effects of ultraviolet radiation relevant to health with particular reference to sunbeds for cosmetic purposes
http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/scheer/docs/scheer_o_003.pdf

30/11/2016 – No safe exposure limit for UV radiation from sunbeds, concludes independent scientific committee
http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_food-safety/dyna/enews/enews.cfm?al_id=1738

29/11/2016 – Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER)

Request for a scientific opinion on the tolerable intake of aluminium with regards to adapting the migration limits for aluminium in toys
http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/scheer/docs/scheer_q_004.pdf

29/11/2016 – Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/2086 of 28 November 2016 concerning certain interim protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in Sweden
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016D2086&from=EN

29/11/2016 – Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/2085 of 28 November 2016 concerning certain interim protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in the Netherlands
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016D2085&from=EN (*)

17/11/2016 – call for data on the ingredients: Salts of O-Phenylphenol (Sodium O-Phenylphenate, Potassium O Phenylphenate and MEA O-Phenylphenate) in the framework of Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products.
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/newsroom/cf/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=8988&lang=en

17/11/2016 – Public consultation on 2-Furaldehyde (Furfural) in the framework of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (deadline 20 February 2017)
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/newsroom/cf/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=8991

17/11/2016 – COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2016/2010 of 16 November 2016 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1968 concerning certain protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in Hungary
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016D2010&from=EN (*)

15/11/2016 – Medicines for children: Consultation to gather stakeholders’ experiences of the EU Paediatric Regulation opens today!
http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_food-safety/dyna/enews/enews.cfm?al_id=1728

15/11/2016 – Medicines for children: Consultation to gather stakeholders’ experiences of the EU Paediatric Regulation opens today!
http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_food-safety/dyna/enews/enews.cfm?al_id=1728

10/11/2016 – Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1968 of 9 November 2016 concerning certain protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 Hungary
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016D1968&from=EN

09/11/2016 – Erucic acid a possible health risk for highly exposed children
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/161109

07/11/2016 – Audio conference of the HSC27 October 2016, 14.30 – 15:30 (CET) Flash report
http://ec.europa.eu/health/preparedness_response/docs/ev_20161027_flash_en.pdf

05/11/2016 –COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/1938of 4 November 2016approving citric acid as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 2
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1938&from=EN (*)

28/10/2016 – Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1900 of 26 October 2016 amending the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to African swine fever in certain Member States, as regards the entries for Estonia, Latvia and Poland
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016D1900&from=EN

28/10/2016 – Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1898 of 26 October 2016 amending Implementing Decision 2013/764/EU concerning animal health control measures relating to classical swine fever in certain Member States
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016D1898&from=EN (*)

25/10/2016 – Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1872 of 6 October 2016 establishing for 2016 the ‘Prodcom list’ of industrial products provided for by Council Regulation (EEC) No 3924/91
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1872&from=EN

21/10/2016- Commission launches public consultation on strengthening EU cooperation on Health Technology Assessment
http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_food-safety/dyna/enews/enews.cfm?al_id=1726

14/10/2016 – SCCS – Request for a scientific opinion on Water-soluble Zinc salts used in oral products
http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs2016_q_004.pdf

14/10/2016 – SCCS – Request for a scientific opinion on Polyaminopropyl Biguanide (PHMB)
http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs2016_q_003.pdf

14/10/2016 – SCCS – Request for a scientific opinion on fragrance Acetylated Vetiver oil
http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs2016_q_005.pdf

14/10/2016 – SCCS – Request for a scientific opinion on hair dye Dimethylpiperazinium Aminopyrazolopyridine HCl (A164)
http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs2016_q_006.pdf

14/10/2016 – The SCCS adopted an opinion on Eco G+
http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_198.pdf

14/10/2016 – The SCCS adopted an opinion on Vitamin A (Retinol, Retinyl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate)
http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_199.pdf

14/10/2016 – The SCCS adopted an opinion on phenoxyethanol
http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_195.pdf