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#EUelections2019 - Use of pesticides in the EU

Event date: 17/04/2019

#EUelections2019 - Use of pesticides in the EU

Plans to boost trust in the EU approval procedure of pesticides, by making it more transparent and accountable, were put forward by Parliament on 16 January 2019. 

The European Parliament, on 6 February 2018, set up a special committee on the European Union’s authorization procedure for pesticides (PEST). MEPs want the public to be granted access to the studies used in the procedure to authorize a pesticide, including all the supporting data and information relating to the applications.  Parliament is of the opinion that vulnerable groups should be more protected.

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During the plenary session (11-14 February 2019) in Strasbourg, MEPs debate the sustainable use of pesticides and vote on the draft report by the EP Environment Committee

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During the plenary session in Brussels, MEPs vote on the report by Norbert LINS (EPP,DE) and Bart STAES (Greens/EFA, BE), EP Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides.

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Eric ANDRIEU (S&D, FR), Chair of the PEST Committee, Norbert LINS (EPP, DE) and Bart STAES (Greens/EFA, BE), co-rapporteurs, speak to the press about the EU authorisation procedure for pesticides in the EP in Brussels.

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