Reaction on the European Parliament resolution of 16 January 2019 on the Union authorisation procedure for pesticides
On 16 January 2019, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a Resolution on the authorisation procedure for pesticides in the European Union. The starting point for this resolution was a report by the so-called PEST Committee of the EP. Over a period of several months, the PEST Committee heard many actors and stakeholders about their views on the EU's pesticide policy.
The resolution contains 117 'general comments', many of which are recommendations to one or more actors. These include the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the Member States.
Our department has analysed the recommendations to the Member States. The results of this analysis are outlined here. Some of the recommendations addressed to the Commission, for which Belgium has already developed an initiative, are also covered.