The EP asks the European Commission for a new proposal to protect bees

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2019. 10. 24. 11:26

MEPs adopted a resolution on Wednesday calling for greater protection of bees and calling on the European Commission to draft a new proposal after Member States say they have loosened the rules on bee protection – the EU Parliament announced Wednesday at a plenary session.

The original draft proposal of the European Commission was intended to incorporate the 2013 Guide on the control of pesticides that are harmful to bees of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) into EU legislation. The guide explained how plant protection products should be tested to ensure that the products subsequently applied do not endanger bees, either acute or chronic. Pesticides could only remain on the market if they pass the tests. (MTI, Gebauer Szabolcs)

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