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Alleged failure to take appropriate measures to address the issue of bee mortality linked to the use of neonicotinoids

Available languages: en
  • Case: 512/2012/BEH
    Opened on 28 Mar 2012 - Decision on 02 Oct 2012
  • Institution(s) concerned: European Commission
  • Field(s) of law: Agriculture
  • Types of maladministration alleged – (i) breach of, or (ii) breach of duties relating to: Lawfulness (incorrect application of substantive and/or procedural rules) [Article 4 ECGAB]
  • Subject matter(s): Institutional and policy matters

Allegation(s)

The Commission failed to take appropriate measures to address the issue of bee mortality linked to the use of certain neonicotinoids, such as clothianidin, thiamethoxam, fipronil, and imidacloprid, despite the availability of new scientific evidence highlighting the risks involved in the use of these substances.

Claim(s)

The Commission should, in light of the new scientific evidence available, take appropriate measures to address the issue of bee mortality linked to the use of neonicotinoids. These measures could include reviewing the approval of the relevant substances pursuant to Article 21 of Regulation 1107/2009.