Commission Registers “Ban Glyphosate” European Citizens’ Initiative

Earlier this month, the European Commission has decided to register a European Citizens Initiative (ECI) inviting the Commission “to propose to Member States a ban on glyphosate, to reform the pesticide approval procedure, and to set EU-wide mandatory reduction targets for pesticide use”. Should the ECI receive one million statements of support within one year, from at least seven different Member States, the Commission will have to react within three months. The Commission can decide either to follow the request or not and in both instances would be required to explain its reasoning. EuCheMS will bring its scientific expertise and join the debate by co-organising a workshop at the European Parliament in May this year.

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