EU Ombudsman criticizes illegal approval by European Commission of hundreds of dangerous pesticides

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Today, the EU Ombudsman issued his final decision, criticizing the European Commission's methods for approving active substances used in pesticides. The EU Ombudsman also recalled " the commitment of the Von der Leyen Commission to take measures to reduce the overall use - and the risks associated - with chemical pesticides by 50% by 2030 ".

This decision follows a complaint lodged with the European Ombudsman by Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) in 2013, denouncing the illegal approvals of active pesticide substances by the Directorate of Public Health and Consumer Safety of the European Commission ( DG SANTE).

Source: (Automatically translated from French)


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