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)
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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 imported crops continue to enter the EU while the flawed authorisation process undergoes reform

2 objections to GMOs were voted today

Little by little, the European Parliament is trying to install more democracy and transparency into the EU decision processes. by reforming the way the EU approves GMOs, active substances contained in pesticides or any product or substance susceptible of having an impact on human health or the environment. But while the discussions are under way, GMOs continue to enter the EU market.

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EU Member States back plans to protect pollinators

Neonicotinoids

The Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed has today voted to approve the extension of...

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European Parliament censures Commission over mishandling of Secretary General appointment

Selmayr

The European Parliament has today backed a resolution criticising the European Commission for its handling of the appointment of Martin Selmayr as Commission Secretary General.

President Macron: show leadership on tax reforms

Tax Justice

The Greens/EFA group has written to the French President, calling on him to show leadership on tax justice.

More democracy in Europe
Greens/EFA

Grand coalition soft on ethical concerns

Selmayr

"It beggars belief that the conservatives, liberals and socialists could not bring themselves to back criticism of the European Commission’s handling of Martin Selmayr’s appointment," says Bart Staes.

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Meat, animal feed and the EU's unbearable hypocrisy on GMOs

How GMOs enter the EU unnoticed

NGO Mighty Earth just published a powerful report on the dire consequences of the current EU meat, milk and eggs production system on those countries, especially in Latin America, which produce the feed for farm animals. deforestation, pollution, cancers, are the direct cause of EU’s letting genetically modified protein crops in for feeding our farm animals.

Food diversity
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Baysanto merger is bad news for farmers and the environment

Bayer/Monsanto

"Baysanto" spells bad news for farmers, our environment and food security, says Greens/EFA food safety spokesperson Bart Staes.

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Comments from Bart Staes on the European Parliament’s new PEST Special Committee

Glyphosate

"We want to make sure there can no re-run of the glyphosate saga. The re-authorisation of glyphosate highlighted the serious problems with the current process," says the committee’s co-rapporteur and Greens/EFA MEP, Bart Staes.

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European Commission must get its act together on ethics

Selmayr scandal

“For such a senior position to be approved without any scrutiny makes a mockery of transparency and democracy in the Commission," comments Greens/EFA MEP, Bart Staes.

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Greens/EFA group calls for postponement of budget discharge until Commission answers ethics questions

EU Commission ethics

"With the Commission showing so little regard for transparency and conflicts of interests, we cannot in good faith discharge their budget until they introduce the necessary ethics reforms," says Bart Staes.

Glyphosate
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Committee will provide answers to the serious questions raised by glyphosate scandal

Glyphosate

"Pesticides can have a serious impact on the quality of the food on our plates and the health of our environment. That’s why it is so important that the authorisation process is made fit for purpose," says Greens/EFA MEP Bart Staes.

Modern mutagenesis techniques are GMOs according to the European Court of Justice Advocate General

On Thursday 18 January, the European Court of Justice published the opinion of its Advocate General on the legal statute of modern mutagenesis. This opinion confirms what civil society and the Greens/EFA have been claiming from the beginning: these are not “breeding techniques” but GMOs. At the same time, the Advocate General opens the door for some of these techniques to be exempt from risk assessment, traceability and labelling - an unacceptable conclusion.