Pesticides: a blueprint to improve EU approval procedure 

Plans to boost trust in the EU approval procedure for pesticides, by making it more transparent and accountable, will be put to a vote on Wednesday.

Among many proposals, the report from the special committee on pesticides says that the public should be granted access to the studies used in the procedure to authorise a pesticide, including all the supporting data and information relating to the applications.

MEPs note that concerns have been raised about the right of applicants to choose a particular member state to report on the approval of an active substance to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), as this practice is seen as lacking in transparency and could entail a conflict of interest.

Procedure: non-legislative resolution


Debate: Monday 14 January

Vote: Wednesday 16 January

Press conference Wednesday, 16 January, at 14.30