The decision to renew the glyphosate permit was postponed until November after a lack of agreement was confirmed between the Twenty-Seven in the vote that took place this Friday in a Standing Committee where the Member States and the Commission itself are represented.
Brussels has proposed, based on a report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), to renew the permits of the most used herbicides worldwide and in the EU, within 10 years, a decision that should be i -endorse or reject it. year.Friday in the Member States.
Since the majority required to adopt or reject the proposal in Brussels has not been achieved, it will now be presented to the Appeal Committee, which is also made up of representatives of the EU countries and led by the Commission.
The Committee is expected to debate and vote on the proposal in the first half of November, even if the same situation repeats itself, where the required majority is not reached to approve or reject the proposal, it is the Community Executive that has the final word..
The decision to renew glyphosate must be made by December 14, 2023, because the current approval expires one day after that date, on December 15.
Sumar called for a total ban
The Sumar parliamentary group presented a non-legal proposal to the Congress of Deputies urging the Government not to support the European Commission in renewing the license to use glyphosate and to initiate steps for a complete ban on this herbicide.
The group led by the acting Vice President of the Government Yolanda Díaz registered this initiative in the Lower House to get parliamentary support to request that the Executive does not give its support to the recommendation of the European Commission of the European Council on the change. to allow the use of glyphosate for ten more years, taking into account the various studies published on its impact on biodiversity and human health, as well as the report on Glyphosate and Ampa, prepared by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Challenge Demographic, which indicates its risk to surface and ground water.
The non-legal proposal also proposes that the mechanisms guarantee the reduction of risks and the effects of the use of phytosanitary products on human health and the environment as established by Royal Decree 1311/2012, of September 14, which establishes the framework for action to achieve sustainable use of phytosanitary products.
In short, the proposal asks the Government to promote the necessary measures for a general ban on the use of glyphosate in the State of Spain.