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Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Directive 2001/18/EC as regards the possibility for the Member States to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMOs in their territory

Abstract

The proposed Regulation aims at implementing new guidelines on GMO's by providing a legal
base in the EU legal framework on GMOs to authorise Member States to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMOs that have been authorised at EU level in all or part of their territory. Those prohibitions or restrictions shall be based on grounds other than those covered by the environmental and health risk assessment under the EU authorisation system.

Process

Commission Status

13/07/2010
Proposal Adopted by European Commission
Next Action: TBA

EU Parliament Status

14/07/2010
Received from Commission
Next Action: Will be allocated to relevant Parliamentary Committee(s)

Council Status

20/12/2010 Discussions at Council
Next Action: TBA

Additional Comments

None

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