Glyphosate decision delayed by EU Commission

After Tuesday's vote in the EU parliament to limit the glyphosate licence for just 5 years, the EU Commission was expected to ratify this decision the day after. Instead, they failed to take a vote.

This delays the final decision on extending the licence for glyphosate, due to run out at the end of the year.

Before parliament's vote, the Commission had publicly stated they wanted a 10 year licence approval. Now they are seeking consensus of an extension between five and seven years.

Explaining yesterday's delay, the Commission said the relevant committee did not hold a vote in Wednesday's meeting and that it would announce the date of the next meeting shortly.

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Posted: 
Thursday, 26 October 2017