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Parliament in Session. MEPs call for fast-track approval of low-risk pesticides

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Low-risk biological pesticides, which could replace those that may harm the environment and human health, cannot yet be as widely used as they should in the EU as arrangements for certifying them are too slow and complex, MEPs pointed out in a debate on Monday. In a resolution to be voted on Tuesday, they will ask the EU Commission to propose a revision of the rules.

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MEPs are set to react to the Commission’s White Paper on the future of Europe on Wednesday at 15.00, following its presentation by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Parliament’s President Antonio Tajani and Mr Juncker will hold a press conference after the debate, at around 16.30. Parliament set out its vision for the EU future in three resolutions voted by the full House on 16 February 2017.

Before the start of the debate, from around 14.20, a number of Commissioners and Parliament group leaders will hold doorsteps at the protocol entrance on the ground floor of the Paul Henri Spaak building.
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