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Parliamentary question - E-000280/2021Parliamentary question

    Ambrosia as an invasive species in Europe

    Question for written answer  E-000280/2021
    to the Commission
    Rule 138
    Ska Keller (Verts/ALE)

    Ambrosia artemisiifolia is native to North America and is a widespread species which has been brought to Europe and has spread across large areas of the continent. Not only its pollen but also skin contact with the flower heads can trigger serious allergies in humans.

    Under Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1141, the Commission is compiling a list of invasive alien species of Union concern. According to a research project financed by the Commission (Final report: ENV.B2/ETU/2010/0037), Ambrosia artemisiifolia is such a species. It does not, however, feature in the list.

    Last updated: 3 February 2021
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