Information on the EU's new pesticide authorisation law
On 13th January 2009 the European Parliament voted in second reading on the new EU pesticides legislation. The decision to phase out hazardous pesticides sets a new milestone for environment and consumer protection.
Would you like to read more about my activities as the rapporteur of the EP's Environment Committee on this dossier? Below you will find links to the relevant legal texts, my press releases, position paper and parliamentary questions to the European Commission.
Proposal for placing on the market of plant protection products, European Commission, July 2006
Legislative Resolution of the European Parliament, 1st reading, October 2007
Common Position of the EU Agricultural Ministers, August 2008
Draft Recommendation for Second Reading, Rapporteur Hiltrud Breyer, September 2008
Amendments to the Draft Recommendation, October 2008
Pesticides - banning the silent killer, Parliament Magazine, 2007
Facts and fiction about pesticide figures, November 2008
Study commissioned for the EP's Environment Committee on the benefits of strict cut-off criteria for human health, September 2008
Article on Developmental Neurotoxicity of industrial chemicals, by Professor Philippe Grandjean, 2006
Information on the Workshop "Pesticide use reduction for better health",March 2007
Debates in the European Parliament