Ombudsman criticises Commission’s handling of pesticides

24 February 2016

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has strongly criticised the European Commission’s regulation of pesticides.

In early 2013, O’Reilly’s predecessor, Nikiforos Diamandouros, was contacted by Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe and Générations Futures regarding the Commission’s approach towards pesticides. In particular, its granting of authorisation even in lieu of all the necessary data relating to security, the environment and health being provided.

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