The European Parliament voted by an overwhelming majority in favour of the Motion for a Resolution on low-risk pesticides of biological origin.
On 15 February 2017, the European Parliament adopted the Motion for a Resolution on faster access to the European market for biological low-risk pesticides during its plenary session in Strasbourg.
The Parliament responded to the needs and requirements of both European citizens and farmers while ensuring that innovative enterprises, as IBMA members, producing low-risk pesticides, can bring their innovative products in a timely manner to the market. The European Parliament calls on Commissioner for Health Dr Vytenis Andriukaitis to submit a specific legislative proposal amending Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 by enabling a fast-track evaluation, approval and authorisation process for low-risk pesticides of biological origin before the end of 2018.
IBMA President Dr Willem Ravensberg: "After decades of very lengthy registrations procedures the European Parliament has practically unanimously supported us in our proposal for a accelerated registration process."
IBMA is grateful to the 8 Co-Sponsors of the Resolution and notably to Messrs Poc (S&D), Dorfmann (PPE), Staes (Greens/EFA) and Ms Ries (ALDE).
We hope the Commission will execute the Resolution soon.