Addendum




Malta

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Objection pursuant to Rule 106: draft Commission regulation amending Annex II to Regulation (EC)1107/2009 by setting out scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine disrupting properties
B8-0542/2017:


David
CASA
 FOR
Miriam
DALLI
 FOR (+) Parliament has repeatedly called for the development of scientifically sound horizontal criteria for the determination of endocrine disruptors. In its current proposal, however, the Commission incorporated arbitrary exemptions for chemicals (pesticide) specifically designed to disrupt target insect endocrine systems. This approach of the Commission cannot be called science‐based and thus does not fulfil the aim of the legislator. As the draft proposal exceeds the implementing powers conferred on the Commission, I voted in favour of this objection. The objection calls on the Commission to withdraw the draft regulation and submit a new one setting scientific criteria but without derogations of any kind.
Roberta
METSOLA
 FOR
Marlene
MIZZI
 FOR (+) . ‒ The Commission cannot change EU law without the permission of the two co-legislators. The Commission was asked to identify which chemicals are hormone disrupting. Instead, the criteria ‘de-identify’ a chemical as an endocrine disruptor if it is a pesticide that is meant to be an endocrine disruptor for targeted species. By incorporating arbitrary exemptions for chemicals specifically designed to disrupt target-insect endocrine systems the Commission would illegally distort the political balance achieved by the two co-legislators in drafting the law. Therefore, I voted in favour of the objection to the Commission’s proposal.
Alfred
SANT
 FOR
Francis
ZAMMIT DIMECH
 FOR (+) I voted in favour of this resolution to ensure protection of human and animal health and the environment, and guarantee that substances or products placed on the market have no harmful effect on human or animal health or unacceptable effects on the environment.