Bart Staes

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

European Parliament
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European Parliament
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Party Groen
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)
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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

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GMO authorisation

New EU scheme eases way for GMOs without addressing flawed authorisation process

The European Parliament today voted to endorse an agreement on a new scheme for the authorisation of...

Situation in Egypt

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Judith Sargentini, Igor Šoltes, Ernest Urtasun, Davor Škrlec, Barbara Lochbihler, Alyn S...

GMO authorisation

New scheme fails to change flawed GMO authorisation process

The European Parliament's environment committee today voted to endorse an agreement on a new scheme ...

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TTIP Talks: What's Cooking?


Perspectives on Food & Farming

In the first event of its kind, the Green Group in the European Parliament, in co-operation with civil society and farmers’ organisations from both sides of the Atlantic, is pleased to invite you to a conference on the impacts of a potential EU-US trade agreement (TTIP) on food and farming. With invited speakers from the food and farming sectors and civil society, and invited respondents from the European Commission, this conference promises to be an open and frank debate on TTIP and its potential consequences on food safety standards, consumer rights, animal welfare and the wider impact on rural areas.

Recognition of Palestine Statehood

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Tabled by Tamas Meszerics, Margrete Auken, Bodil Ceballos, Bart Staes, Alyn Smith, Igor Solteš...

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GMO authorisation

Deal avoids worst but fails to provide full certainty for those wanting to say no to GMOs in Europe

An agreement on a proposed new scheme for the authorisation of genetically-modified organisms in the...

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Novel foods

EP sends clear signals on food from clones and nanomaterials in food

The European Parliament's environment committee today voted on proposals to revise EU rules on novel...

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GMO authorisation

'No must mean no', as MEPs vote to strengthen GMO opt-outs for member states and regions

The European Parliament's environment committee today voted on a proposal for a new scheme for the a...

GMO (In)digest

Issue 15 of the GMO Campaign Newsletter

  EU Work: Renationalisation proposal (Opt-out) See (GMO (In)digest 14) The political...

Closing down of Memorial (Sakharove Prize 2009) in Russia

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Tamás Meszerics, Heidi Hautala, Peter Eriksson, Helga Trüpel, Bart Staes, Ernest Urtasun...

Food Waste Plan Dumped

European Commission withholds its own action plan against food waste

This weekend a Belgian umbrella organisation of NGO's called 11.11.11 launched their campaign &quo...

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Sustainable and safe food under Team Juncker?

Green MEP Bart Staes gives his initial assessment of the proposals

  So, overall, are you happy with the proposal from Jean Claude Juncker? Not really. Ther...