About: Bart Staes

Agrifood 15-02-2019

Glyphosate ban was out of pesticide committee’s scope, co-rapporteur says

Greens did not back the call to ban glyphosate because out of the mandate of pesticide special committee, pledging to battle for it at the right time and moment, Greens co-rapporteur on the final report Bart Staes explained in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
Agrifood 19-10-2017

Put traceability and safety first with plant breeding legislation, say Greens

As the EU debates how to regulate the so-called new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs), critics have urged the Commission to build a legal framework that guarantees traceability and safety, while allowing farmers and consumers to support the model of farming of their choice.
Agrifood 02-06-2017

MEPs go to court in bid to reform EFSA

Green MEPs have lodged a complaint to denounce the lack of transparency in EFSA’s assessment of glyphosate. They hope to change the internal rules of the agency to boost transparency and limit lobby influence.
Global Europe 09-07-2015

European Parliament backs TTIP, rejects ISDS

Parliament adopted a resolution supporting the transatlantic trade deal on Wednesday (8 July), but rejected a key US demand for an extra-judicial arbitration mechanism. EURACTIV France reports
Health 15-04-2015

MEPs want health excluded from TTIP talks

Members of the Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) on Tuesday (14 April) voted in favour of an opinion which calls for five health-related areas to be excluded from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the EU and the United States.
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Agrifood 26-11-2014

Commission sent back to drawing board on novel foods law

The European Parliament's environment committee voted on Monday (24 November) to revise EU rules on novel foods, backing a precautionary approach to new techniques like nanoparticles.
Flemish nationalist rally [Tijl Vercaemer/Flickr]
Brexit 13-05-2014

Will Flemish separatists save the Tories in Europe?

The Flemish separatist party N-VA is once again set to make big gains in Belgium’s triple elections this month, but they remain undecided about which group to join in the next EU Parliament. Could they become the much-needed new member of the ECR group, led by the British Conservative Party?
EU Elections 2014 15-04-2014

Schulz attacked over political appointments

Green MEPs have rallied against appointments in the European Parliament administration involving its president, Martin Schulz, in the run-up to the EU elections, in which he is a candidate for the Commission presidency.
EU Elections 2014 04-04-2014

MEPs cry foul at Schulz’ stunt to avoid resignation

A large majority of the European Parliament today (4 April) voted to invite President Martin Schulz to resign so that he is able to campaign for the European elections. But Schulz used a procedural trick, and ruled out the text of the budget discharge resolution concerning his case.
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