EU authorisation procedure for pesticides


The special committee on the authorisation procedure for pesticides (PEST) was set up largely because the recent Monsanto scandal questioned the transparency and reliability of the scientific studies used by the European Food Safety Authority EFSA. The committee will have 30 Members and a mandate of 9 months. Its purpose is to check the potential failures in the evaluation and authorisation procedure of substances and examine the role of the European Commission in renewing the glyphosate licence. The EPP Group was in favour of the establishment of the committee, as we want to make sure the authorisation procedures hold up to scrutiny. However, through engaging in the work of the PEST Committee, the EPP Group will make sure that Parliament does not undermine the value and authority of scientific institutions. The EPP Group will not let farmers down; we want to provide them with certainty, since they rely on legal, safe and reliable pesticides.


Crop protection that's good for consumers and farmers
28.06.2018 - 17:30

Crop protection that's good for consumers and farmers

A special European Parliament committee heard from regulators, farmers and experts to determine what reforms are needed to tackle how pesticides are approved in the EU. The panel's EPP Group co-...
Combines harvesting wheat
21.02.2018 - 18:14

Evaluation and authorisation of pesticides needs to hold up to scrutiny

After the controversy surrounding the renewal of the use of glyphosate in farming, the European Parliament has set up a Special Committee to investigate potential failures in the evaluation and...
Press Release
24.10.2017 - 11:03

Glyphosate: EPP Group for limited renewal

Prior to today's vote on glyphosate in the European Parliament, the EPP Group calls on Member States to find a solution Prior to the vote in the European Parliament on an objection to the...