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Plant health: agriculture MEPs back deal to fight influx of pests to the EU

AGRI 13-10-2016 - 09:44

New rules to curb the growing influx into the EU of plant pests, such as olive grove killer Xylella fastidiosa, and better equip member states to tackle their spread, were endorsed by the Agriculture Committee on Thursday. The draft rules, informally agreed by MEPs and member states last year, will introduce new preventive and rapid response mechanisms for suspect plant imports, step up pest surveillance efforts in the EU and require all member states to draw up outbreak contingency plans. (Read more)

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Czesław Adam Siekierski - Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

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