How the European Commission involved stakeholders and managed conflicts of interests in reviewing the specific protection goals for assessing environmental risks of pesticides
Case 1402/2020/TE - Opened on Tuesday | 15 September 2020 - Institution concerned European Commission
The complaint concerns an ongoing review by the European Commission of the criteria for assessing environmental risks in pesticides, the so-called ‘specific protection goals’. In particular, the complainant is concerned with the new method being proposed and alleges that there are conflicts of interest with the experts involved in devising this method.
The Ombudsman opened an inquiry and asked the Commission to reply to certain questions.