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As part of her New Zealand visit, Commissioner Malmström will give a public speech on 21 June at Parliament Buildings in Wellington.
Following the European Plastics Strategy adopted in January 2018, the European Commission proposed New EU-wide rules this week, to target 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear.
The new rules will introduce plastic ban in certain products (plastic cotton buds, cutlery, plates, straws, drink stirrers and sticks for balloons), consumption reduction targets, obligations for producers, collection targets, labelling requirements and awareness-raising measures.
On 28 May 2018, the Council adopted the EU's annual report on human rights and democracy in the world in 2017. Every year the EU publishes the global human rights report on every country in the world, including New Zealand.