Ensuring legal, safe and reliable pesticides
Its purpose is to check the potential failures in the evaluation and authorisation procedure for substances, and to examine the role of the European Commission in renewing pesticide licences.
We were in favour of the establishment of the committee as we want to make sure the authorisation procedures hold up to scrutiny. However, by engaging in the work of the PEST Committee, we will make sure that the European 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.