Extracts from the EC Midday press briefing by Frédéric Vincent, Spokesperson of Maroš Šefčovič, on a set of ambitious and proportionate measures to be presented for first discussion with Member States following EFSA's Report on Neonicotinoids

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-076036   Duration: 10:02:01  Lieu:
End production: 31/01/2013   First transmission: 31/01/2013
At the EC Midday press briefing on 31 January 2013, Frédéric Vincent, Spokesperson of Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration, made a statement on the set of ambitious and proportionate measures to be presented for first discussion with Member States following EFSA's Report on neonicotinoids. The European Commission will present a discussion paper to Member State experts at a meeting of the standing committee on pesticides. The aim is to exchange views on the range of policy options available, in light of the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) report findings published on 16 January, which assessed the effect of three pesticides, belonging to the neonicotinoid family, on bee health.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 General view of press room 00:00:01
10:00:06 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:03
10:00:10 SOUNDBITE by Frédéric Vincent, Spokesperson of Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration, (in FRENCH) saying that the Commission proposes that the Member States suspend for two years the use of these pesticides in seeds, granulates and sprays for crops which attract bees (sunflower, rape, maize and cotton, cotton being used mainly in the South of the EU); this doesn't apply to crops which don't attract bees neither crops planted in autumn because it is all related to dust. 00:00:36
10:00:47 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:04
10:00:51 SOUNDBITE by Frédéric Vincent (in FRENCH) saying that the next step is the preparation of a regulation by the European Commission; they hope this regulation will be adopted before March 2013 so that the ban would be effective as of 1 July 2013. 00:00:16
10:01:08 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:04
10:01:12 SOUNDBITE by Frédéric Vincent (in FRENCH) saying that the issue was on the agenda of the Agriculture Council on 28 January; some delegations expressed the view that it is necessary to pursue further analyses, some big countries haven't expressed their point of view, but the discussion is underway. 00:00:24
10:01:36 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:04
10:01:41 General view of the press briefing 00:00:05
10:01:46 Beehives (4 shots) (09/2011) 00:00:15
10:02:01 Butterfly on flowers (09/2011) 00:00:03
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