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    The Glyphosate saga continues: ‘Dissenting’ member states and the European way forward

    Leonelli, Giulia Claudia (2023) The Glyphosate saga continues: ‘Dissenting’ member states and the European way forward. Transnational Environmental Law 12 (1), pp. 200-224. ISSN 2047-1025.

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    A decision will soon have to be taken regarding the renewal of approval of glyphosate at EU level. Nonetheless, this pesticidal active substance is more controversial than ever. This article critically assesses different strategies pursued by EU Member States and regional authorities that challenge the EU approach to glyphosate and aim to safeguard their higher levels of public health and environmental protection. It reflects on the prospects of success of these strategies, and their compatibility with EU law. The analysis encompasses the action for the annulment of glyphosate’s 2017 re-approval brought by the Brussels-Capital Region, the Austrian attempt to enact a blanket ban on glyphosate-based pesticidal formulations, and the more sophisticated strategies pursued by Luxemburg and France. The article concludes that, while France has set an example, adopting the French approach may prove rather difficult for other Member States. An EU-wide strategy on glyphosate is urgently needed.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Glyphosate, Pesticides, Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Precautionary principle, Environmental public interest litigation, Access to justice
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Giulia Claudia Leonelli
    Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2022 05:31
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:17


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