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Parliamentary questions
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2 May 2016
E-003626-16
Question for written answer E-003626-16
to the Commission
Rule 130
Monika Flašíková Beňová (S&D)

 Subject:  Cuts to the European Food Safety Authority budget
 Answer in writing 

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been protecting consumers from risks associated with the food chain since 2002. In its 2020 strategy, however, it has revealed that, due to financial difficulties, staffing is to be reduced by 10%. Yet the EFSA's workload is increasing in line with the ever growing range of services it provides, and it is dealing with ever more complex scientific issues.

Is the Commission not concerned that a reduction to the EFSA budget could jeopardise the quality of food safety monitoring in the EU and put the safety and health of EU citizens at risk?

Original language of question: SK 
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