12 Jul 2016
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 12 JULYBrussels Daily
Pesticides: Member States support Commission’s proposal to restrict the conditions of use of glyphosate
Yesterday in the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed, the Member States voted in favour of a proposal by the Commission to restrict the conditions of use of glyphosate in the EU. These conditions include a ban on a co-formulant (POE-tallowamine) from glyphosate-based products, obligations to reinforce scrutiny of pre-harvest use of glyphosate as well as to minimise its use in specific areas (public parks and playgrounds). The proposal was made in parallel with the extension of the approval of the active substance for a limited time and it will apply for the duration of that extension, until the European Agency for Chemical Products (ECHA) issues its opinion on glyphosate. Questions and Answers on Glyphosate.
EUROSTAT: Record EU deficit in trade in goods with China of €180 billion in 2015 and record surplus for trade in services
On the occasion of the European Union-China summit, which takes place on 12-13 July in Beijing, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has issued data on economic relations between China and the EU. The data is available in the Eurostat press release here.
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