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 […]

New EU law on pesticide application machinery

March 20, 2009

New EU legislation on pesticide application machinery looks set to be agreed.  Last week a European Parliament Committee agreed its Opinion on a European Commission 2008 proposal for a new Directive on pesticide application machinery. The Parliament broadly supports the Commission’s proposal and is forecast to adopt formally its Opinion in the EP plenary session […]

Pesticide review programme completed

March 17, 2009

The European Commission has completed the review of existing pesticides that were on the market before 1993. This programme concerned about 1,000 substances, of which about 250 have passed the harmonised EU safety assessment. All reviewed pesticides have undergone a detailed risk evaluation with respect to their effects on humans and on the environment. This […]