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Alleged delays in the authorisation procedures concerning 20 applications on genetically modified food and feed for import into the EU

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  • Case: 1582/2014/PHP
    Opened on 17 Oct 2014 - Decision on 15 Jan 2016
  • Field(s) of law: Environment, consumers and health protection
  • Types of maladministration alleged – (i) breach of, or (ii) breach of duties relating to: Reasonable time-limit for taking decisions [Article 17 ECGAB]
  • Subject matter(s): Institutional and policy matters


The Commission has caused illegal and unreasonable delays in the authorisation process of twenty applications submitted pursuant to Regulation No. 1829/2003.


The Commission should put to vote in the relevant committee and/or adopt a formal decision on the twenty pending applications and abstain from causing any such delays in the authorisation process in the future.