The European Parliament ENVI Committee votes to speed up low-risk products registration.

The European Parliament ENVI Committee votes to speed up low-risk products registration.

Some important activities in the European Parliament occurred in week 5.

It was in the pipeline that the European Parliament ENVI Committee (Environment, Public Health and Food Safety) would vote on a motion co-sponsored by 8 MEPs representing all groups across the political spectrum .

This vote took place in the morning session on Tuesday 31st January. Several Amendments were voted on and individually adopted or rejected.

Importantly, for the biocontrol industry, an amendment, calling for adaptation to be done outside the upcoming REFIT exercise with a timeline of 2 years on delivering an amendment/s enabling low-risk PPPs to enter the market quickly, was adopted.

Votes were subsequently cast for the now amended motion and approved by 59 votes to 1 in favour of the motion.

The next step is an Oral Question to the Commissioner Andriukaitis and discussion in a plenary session of parliament that will take place most probably during the week of the 13th February. Commissioner Andriukaitis is in charge of  DG Sante, the directorate mandated  to cover regulation of PPPs. 

 

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