Court of Justice: Member States may not derogate from the use of seed treated with neonicotinoids

European Court of Justice
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Coming so soon after the Government of France opened consultations on the use of neonicotinoids to treat sugar beet seed, and so soon before planting the new crop this year, the European Court of Justice has ruled that as regards [sugar beet] seed treated with plant protection products containing substances expressly prohibited, the Court considers that the legislature did not intend to allow Member States to derogate from such an express prohibition [on the use of neonics].
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