Hearings


A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

06-09-2018 - PEST Hearing on Environmental impacts of pesticides and stakeholders’ recommendations

PEST 04-10-2018 - 10:14
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On Thursday 6 September, the PEST Committee organised a public hearing with two expert panels. In the first part environmental impacts of pesticides and possible mitigation measures at Member State level were presented and discussed. Invited experts were Mr Jeroen VAN DER SLUIJS (University of Bergen), Ms Noa SIMÓN-DELSO (Belgian Bee Keeping Center for Research and Information) and Mr Ettore CAPRI (Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Piacenza). (Read more)

30-08-2018 - PEST hearing on Comparative analysis of authorisation procedures in OECD countries

PEST 04-10-2018 - 10:14
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On Thursday 30 August, the European Parliament's Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides organised a public hearing entitled “EU authorisation procedure for pesticides - Comparative analysis of authorisation procedures in OECD countries”. The meeting consisted of 10-minute presentations given by each of the speakers followed by a question and answer round with the Members of the Committee. (Read more)

28-06-2018 - PEST Hearing on authorisation of plant protection products by Member States

PEST 04-10-2018 - 10:16
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On 28 June 2018, the PEST Committee held a public hearing on the “Authorisation of plant protection products by Member States”. At the hearing, representatives of the respective national competent authorities from Belgium, Romania and Spain, as well as the Secretary General of COPA-COGECA and Mr Mesnage of King's College London answered questions raised by Committee members. (Read more)

19-06-2018 - PEST hearing on Commission approval of active substances

PEST 10-10-2018 - 16:55
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On 19 June 2018, the Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides held a public hearing on the Commission approval of active substances. Representatives from the European Commission, the OECD, the European Ombudsman and Agriculture University Wageningen answered questions raised by Committee members. (Read more)

07-06-2018 - PEST hearing on EFSA opinion and ECHA classification of active substances

PEST 11-10-2018 - 11:12
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The Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides held a public hearing on “EU authorisation procedure for pesticides - EFSA opinion on draft assessment reports and ECHA classification of active substances” on 7 June 2018. At the hearing, representatives from EFSA, ECHA and the Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM), as well as Mr. Christopher Portier (private consultant) answered questions raised by Committee members. (Read more)

15-05-2018 - Hearing on Application for approval of active substances and Draft assessment reports

PEST 11-07-2018 - 09:42
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On 15 May 2018 PEST organised a public hearing on "EU authorisation procedure for pesticide - Application for approval of active substances and Draft assessment reports". This hearing provided in-depth insights into the first two steps of the authorisation procedure for plant protection products. 4 experts had been invited and their presentations were followed by a questions and answers session with Members. (Read more)