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The United Kingdom (UK) will normally leave the European Union soon. We shortly summarise the consequences of the Brexit for parallel import permits, for applications for plant protection products with the UK as Zonal Rapporteur Member State, for applications for mutual recognition and for the location of authorisation holders.


As of 2019, Belgium will be the first European member state to evaluate the new data requirements for bees according to the EFSA Guidance document. No agreement is reached on European level to take into account the since 2016 additionally required studies, which is why Belgium decided to take the lead.


The recently published studies that suppose to demonstrate that glyphosate is causing health issues in doses that are considered safe do not contain worrying information. Possible effects on DNA were not even examined at all.