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Events

2017/08/31
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2017/02/15
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2017/02/15
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on low-risk pesticides of biological origin tabled by the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Present situation : Members stated that the use of conventional plant protection products is increasingly subject to public debate, due to the potential risks they pose to human health, animals and the environment. In a certain percentage of agricultural products of plant or animal origin, it is still possible to find undesirable pesticide residues above the maximum levels for pesticide.

Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market allows active substances to be approved as low-risk active substances. At present, only seven active substances classified as “low-risk” – whereof six are active substances of biological origin – are approved in the Union.

Moreover, products containing low-risk active substances of biological origin have been refused authorisation by a certain number of Member States owing to their perceived lower efficacy as compared to synthetic chemical pesticides, without any regard to the ongoing innovation in the sector for low-risk pesticides of biological origin, without considering the resource efficiency benefits for organic farming, and without considering agricultural, health and environmental costs of certain other plant protection products.

Revised legislation : Parliament called on the Commission to submit, before the end of 2018, a specific legislative proposal amending Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, with a view to establishing a fast-track evaluation, authorisation and registration process for low-risk pesticides of biological origin.

Immediate action : Parliament called for the swift adoption of the draft regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 as regards the criteria for the approval of low-risk active substances that the Commission submitted to the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (PAFF Committee).

They also called on the Commission and the Member States to accelerate the evaluation, authorisation, registration and monitoring of the use of low-risk plant protection products of biological origin while maintaining risk assessment at a high level.

Member States are called upon to: (i) include the use of low-risk pesticides of biological origin in their national action plans on the protection of the environment and of human health; (ii) exchange information and good practices deriving from the results of research into pest control, enabling the provision of alternative solutions that are viable in environmental, health and economic terms.

Documents
2017/02/15
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2017/02/14
   EP - Motion for a resolution
Documents
2017/02/13
   EP - Oral question/interpellation by Parliament
Documents
2017/02/13
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2016/12/15
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2016/06/30
   EP - DORFMANN Herbert (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2016/06/30
   EP - POC Pavel (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2016/06/30
   EP - GIRLING Julie (ECR) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2016/06/30
   EP - RIES Frédérique (ALDE) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2016/06/30
   EP - BOYLAN Lynn (GUE/NGL) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2016/06/30
   EP - STAES Bart (Verts/ALE) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2016/06/30
   EP - EVI Eleonora (EFDD) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2016/06/30
   EP - D'ORNANO Mireille (ENF) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI

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B8-0140/2017 - Am 3

2017/02/15 Outcome: +: 363, -: 314, 0: 9
PL ES BE BG CZ SK FI HR LV SI DE RO LU EE AT EL LT NL IE HU MT SE DK CY PT GB FR IT
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B8-0140/2017 - Am 4

2017/02/15 Outcome: -: 588, +: 88, 0: 9
CY PL SK LV LU EE MT FI DK SE LT SI HR GB HU IE BG BE NL CZ AT EL PT RO ES IT FR DE
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B8-0140/2017 - Am 13

2017/02/15 Outcome: -: 582, +: 86, 0: 14
IE CY LU EE MT EL LV SI DK LT AT FI HU HR NL SK BE BG SE PT CZ IT FR RO GB PL ES DE
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B8-0140/2017 - Am 5

2017/02/15 Outcome: -: 593, +: 76, 0: 16
CY EE LU MT DK SE PL SK LT LV SI HR GB IE FI BG BE NL CZ HU EL AT PT RO ES IT FR DE
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B8-0140/2017 - Am 15

2017/02/15 Outcome: -: 595, +: 78, 0: 12
SI LU EE CY MT LT IE LV AT HU HR EL DK FI SK CZ SE NL BG BE IT PT FR RO PL GB ES DE
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