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2017/2624(RSP) Resolution on the draft Commission implementing decision authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified maize Bt11 × 59122 × MIR604 × 1507 × GA21, and genetically modified maizes combining two, three or four of the events Bt11, 59122, MIR604, 1507 and GA21

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead ENVI PIETIKÄINEN Sirpa (icon: PPE PPE), BALAS Guillaume (icon: S&D S&D), GIRLING Julie (icon: ECR ECR), BOYLAN Lynn (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), STAES Bart (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), EVI Eleonora (icon: EFDD EFDD) AYUSO Pilar (icon: PPE PPE)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
RoP 112-p2

Events

2017/09/07
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2017/04/05
   EP - Motion for a resolution
Documents
2017/04/05
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2017/04/05
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 426 votes to 320, with 38 abstentions, a resolution on the draft Commission implementing decision authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified maize Bt11 × 59122 × MIR604 × 1507 × GA21, and genetically modified maizes combining two, three or four of the events Bt11, 59122, MIR604, 1507 and GA21, pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European parliament and of the Council on genetically modified food and feed.

The resolution was tabled by the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Parliament called on the Commission to withdraw its draft implementing decision authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified maize Bt11 × 59122 × MIR604 × 1507 × GA21, and all of the 20 sub-combinations of these products.

Concerns : Members recalled that hundreds of critical comments have been submitted by Member States during the three-month consultation period concerning, inter alia , missing information and data, poorly performed studies, missing studies, missing evidence to exclude certain routes of exposure, as well as the failure to demonstrate that the product does not have any adverse effects on the environment.

On 26 August 2016, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) gave a favourable opinion. However, a minority opinion stated that no specific data regarding any of those 20 sub-combinations have been provided by the Applicant, who also did not give a satisfactory rationale explaining the reasons why those data are missing and/or why he would consider that they are not necessary for the risk assessment.

Procedural aspects : Parliament recalled that since the entry into force of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 , authorisation decisions have been adopted by the Commission without the support of the Member States’ committee opinion and that the return of the dossier to the Commission for final decision, which is very much the exception for the procedure as a whole, has become the norm for decision-making on genetically modified food and feed authorisations.

By its resolution of 28 October 2015 , Parliament already opposed a legislative proposal which would have allowed any Member State to restrict or prohibit the use of genetically modified food and feed on their territory.

According to Members, approving varieties for which no safety data have been provided, which have not even been tested, or which have not even been created yet, runs contrary to the principles of the general food law, as laid down in Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 . It is for this reason that they requested the withdrawal of the draft Commission implementing decision.

Documents
2017/04/05
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2017/02/01
   EP - PIETIKÄINEN Sirpa (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2017/02/01
   EP - BALAS Guillaume (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2017/02/01
   EP - GIRLING Julie (ECR) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2017/02/01
   EP - BOYLAN Lynn (GUE/NGL) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2017/02/01
   EP - STAES Bart (Verts/ALE) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2017/02/01
   EP - EVI Eleonora (EFDD) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI

Documents

Votes

B8-0236/2017 - Résolution

2017/04/05 Outcome: +: 426, -: 230, 0: 38
IT FR EL HU AT DE BG RO SE LV CY PL PT MT ES SI LU IE EE DK LT FI NL SK HR GB BE CZ
Total
63
69
21
17
18
89
15
30
19
6
6
49
20
5
51
8
6
10
6
10
9
13
25
13
11
65
20
19
icon: S&D S&D
173

Latvia S&D

1

Cyprus S&D

2

Malta S&D

3

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Ireland S&D

For (1)

1

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1

Denmark S&D

2

Lithuania S&D

1

Netherlands S&D

3

Slovakia S&D

Against (1)

4

Croatia S&D

2

Czechia S&D

Abstain (1)

3
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
48

Italy Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Hungary Verts/ALE

2

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Sweden Verts/ALE

3

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

Slovenia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Estonia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Lithuania Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2

Croatia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

5

Belgium Verts/ALE

2
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
47

Sweden GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

Portugal GUE/NGL

3

Denmark GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Finland GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

3

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

1

Czechia GUE/NGL

2
icon: ENF ENF
36

Germany ENF

For (1)

1

Romania ENF

1

Poland ENF

2

Netherlands ENF

3

United Kingdom ENF

Against (1)

1

Belgium ENF

For (1)

1
icon: EFDD EFDD
39

France EFDD

1

Germany EFDD

1

Sweden EFDD

2

Poland EFDD

1

Lithuania EFDD

For (1)

1

Czechia EFDD

For (1)

1
icon: NI NI
19

Italy NI

For (1)

1

France NI

Against (1)

3

Germany NI

2

Poland NI

Against (1)

Abstain (1)

2

United Kingdom NI

3
icon: ECR ECR
65

Italy ECR

2

Greece ECR

For (1)

1

Germany ECR

For (1)

4

Bulgaria ECR

1

Romania ECR

Against (1)

1

Cyprus ECR

1

Lithuania ECR

1

Finland ECR

Against (1)

2

Netherlands ECR

2

Slovakia ECR

Against (1)

3

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Czechia ECR

2
icon: ALDE ALDE
64

Austria ALDE

Against (1)

1

Bulgaria ALDE

3

Romania ALDE

2

Latvia ALDE

1

Portugal ALDE

1

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg ALDE

Abstain (1)

1

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

For (1)

Against (2)

3

Denmark ALDE

3

Lithuania ALDE

Against (1)

2

Croatia ALDE

2

United Kingdom ALDE

Abstain (1)

1
icon: PPE PPE
202

Cyprus PPE

1

Malta PPE

2

Slovenia PPE

Abstain (1)

5

Luxembourg PPE

Against (1)

3

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1

Denmark PPE

Against (1)

1

Finland PPE

3

Belgium PPE

4

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