EU pesticides laws agreed

September 28, 2009

The EU Council of Ministers last week formally adopted the final text of the package of new EU laws on pesticides.  These are: Directive on sustainable use of pesticides Regulation on placing of plant protection products on the market (repealing Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC) Directive on improving construction and maintenance of machinery for pesticide application […]

Biocides review extension

March 25, 2009

The EU’s evaluation of active substances used in biocidal products (insecticides, preservatives, disinfectants, etc) is taking longer than originally foreseen.  The original 1998 Biocides Directive set a deadline of 14 May 2010 for completion of biocides evaluation. The European Commission has proposed a transitional period from May 2010 up to 14 May 2013, during which […]