Addendum

Pavel TELIČKA


EUROPEAN GROUP
ALDE
COUNTRY
Czechia

NATIONAL GROUP
Hnutí Hlas

ATTENDANCE IN PLENARY SESSIONS +info
100%
278 out of 278 sessions attended.

PARTICIPATION IN ROLL-CALL VOTES
99%
10196 out of 10253 votes during the mandate.

SITTING INFO
The draft Commission regulation amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 by setting out scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine disrupting properties

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B8-0542/2017 - Considérant P
B8-0542/2017 - Considérant R/1
B8-0542/2017 - Considérant R/2
B8-0542/2017 - Considérant R/3
B8-0542/2017 - Résolution


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (B8-0542/2017)
Objection to an implementing measure: scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine disrupting properties

The use of substances having endocrine disrupting properties in plant protection products is prohibited under EU law according to Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market. The Commission should have presented the scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine disrupting properties already in 2013, which did not happen, and the Commission brought forward the criteria only four years later while overstepping its competences as concerns a derogation for use of endocrine disruptors in pesticides.
I supported the objection with regard to the ultimate necessity to respect the rule of law in the EU and the need to react to the obvious example of non-respecting of the limits of the implementing powers conferred on the Commission by Parliament and the Council. At the same time, adoption of this objection could cause significant delay in the process of determination of endocrine disruptors, which could also further delay legislation linked to these criteria and can bring significant uncertainty to EU businesses. Therefore, I abstained in the final vote.

Date issued: October 4, 2017