On 20 July 2017 the Commission restarted discussions with Member States on the possible renewal of license to use glyphosate for another 10 years.
The Commission will look for the support of a qualified majority of Member States, and EU governments will be invited to vote on this proposal after the summer. Based on the outcome, the Commission will take a final decision before the end of the year, when the current EU glyphosate license expires.
Whereas the Brexit vote is consuming media attention, an important vote on glyphosate took place today, a decision that should not go unnoticed.
The EU Appeal Committee – which is composed of representatives from the Member States and chaired by the Commission – voted today, June 24, on the Commission’s proposal to extend authorization of glyphosate for another 12-18 months.