Bart Staes

Function Member
Phone Brussels+32-2-2845642
Phone Strasbourg+33-3-88175642
E-Mail
Office

Brussels
European Parliament
ASP 07H141
Rue Wiertz
B- 1047 Brussels

Strasbourg
European Parliament
LOW T0 5093
Allée du Printemps - B.P. 1024/F
F-67070 Strasbourg Cedex

Party Groen
CountryBelgium
Greens / EFA Group Member
Committees Budgetary Control (Member)
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (Substitute Member)
Budgetary Control (Coordinator)
EU authorisation procedure for pesticides (Special committee) (Member)
Delegations United States (Member)
Israel (Substitute Member)
Web http://www.bartstaes.be/
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http://bartstaes.blogspot.com/
 

Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control

  • Highly engaged in the fight against fraud in the EU
  • Founder of the Chechenya Intergroup in the EP and defender of the Chechen case in the EU
  • Author of books on the illegal use of hormones in meat
  • Groen co-representative for Energy efficiency, renewables and climate change at EU-level
  • Funding of nuclear energy and research
  • Weapons trade
  • Specialized in food safety issues
  • Engaged in the protection of the health of the environment (nature protection, air quality, particulate matter)
  • Member of the Groen (Green Party) executive committee.
  • Teacher training (Dutch, English and economics) in 1981.

 


Relevant Articles

EU Safety Authority decides not to appeal landmark transparency judgement, cementing GreensEFA victory in favour of the environment, public health and the right to know

It’s official. After years of legal battles with the EU Food Safety Authority against their decision to keep essential documents hidden from the public, victory is ours. By ‘ours’, we are referring to the public’s health, the people’s right to know, and the human right to live in a safe and thriving environment.

PM Andrej Babiš could face prosecution for EU subsidies fraud

Czech Republic

Czech police have finalised their investigation and proposed to the state prosecutor to charge six people including Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his wife for their alleged roles in the Stork's Nest scandal involving the fraud CZK 50 million in EU funds.

pesticides
Pgiam istock
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Parliament approves greater transparency on approval of pesticides and GMOs

Food law

Public interest and people's health is more important than protecting the secrets of chemical giants or not embarrassing the European Food Safety Authority. The complete lack of transparency in the authorisation of pesticides, genetic engineering and food additives, will finally be addressed.

A_Babiš
David Sedlecký CC BY-SA 4.0

European Commission failed to complete investigation before end of mandate

Babis case

In the hearing of the Budget Control Committee of the European Parliament with EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger, the case of a possible conflict of interest of the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis was raised again.

Every Farm Counts

Why we need to keep as many farms on the land as we can

A quarter of all farms disappeared in the EU between 2005 and 2016. And corporate power still pushes farmers to go big or go out of business. But there are alternatives! Many small to medium-sized farms provide better income and more jobs and are more resilient than big farms. The key to their success is the adoption of agroecological and organic practices.

Budget
Budget © nobiggie
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EU must improve on transparency, ethics and harassment policies to build trust - Parliament

Discharge

Our group can be proud of having made progress in advancing attitudes in this Parliament, so that its Members can finally be held accountable for the use of their expenses. The Greens/EFA group will continue to fight for EU institutions that are fair, transparent and cost effective.

pesticides
Pgiam istock
en | de | fr | es | it

ECJ ruling a victory in the fight for health, transparency and the environment

Glyphosate

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) must publish all studies around the cancer risks of glyphosate.

A_Babiš
David Sedlecký CC BY-SA 4.0

New conflict of interest ruling on Czech PM Andrej Babis

Quote from Bart Staes MEP

A Czech municipal authority in Černošice has ruled that Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has a conflict of interest around his media organisations that are controlled by the Agrofert group. Under Czech law it is illegal for a Prime Minister to control media organisations.

pesticides
Pgiam istock
en | de | fr | es | it

EU Parliament adopts strong recommendations to better protect health and the environment

Final Report Special Committee on Pesticides

The European Parliament has just called on EU governments and the European Commission to make the authorisation procedure for pesticides more transparent, to take decisions based on independent scientific evidence, to test pesticides and pesticide active substances more rigorously for health and environmental risks, and to re-asses the product glyphosate for its cancer risks

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Glyphosate renewal rife with chemical industry influence - new findings

Public health/Glyphosate

Today, Bart Staes, Greens/EFA MEP and co-rapporteur for the PEST Committee on the EU pesticide authorisation procedure, together with colleagues from other groups, present damning new evidence on the chemical industry's involvement in the procedure for renewing the authorisation of the dangerous substance glyphosate.

A_Babiš
David Sedlecký CC BY-SA 4.0
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Czech PM's conflict of interest must end

Andrej Babiš

"Today's vote could not be any clearer: the European Commission must ensure that the conflict of interest around Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš is resolved. There's no doubt that Mr Babiš is seriously violating EU financial regulation", said Greens/EFA Co-President, Ska Keller.

Conflicts of interest

The case of Czech Republic

Our MEPs demand action on the allegations of conflicts of interest by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis