EP on new biocides legislation
The European Parliament is considering amending the biocides legislation. The Green party contested this political line and abstained from the vote. The new framework shall require a prior authorization to seek at European level and not anymore at national one. The most controversial point is twofold: the elimination of annual fees for registration and shortening the assessment deadline carried out by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA). However, the European Parliament has strengthened the ban for the most dangerous biocides adding new environmental criteria.