Bart Staes

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

corn
©freestocks-org
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European Parliament wants to ban import of new GM maize

GMOs

The European Parliament's Environment Committee has voted against the import of a range of genetically modified maize varieties for use in feed and food. The majority of MEPs voted against the European Commission's proposal to authorize several Genetic Engineering Maize varieties from Syngenta.

Plane spraying field
Oregon Department of Agriculture (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
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ECHA opinion doesn't answer all the questions on glyphosate

Glyphosate

There remain a range of reasons as to why glyphosate is at odds with a healthy and sustainable agriculture. Not only does the chemical target the weeds it is supposed to kill, but it also harms surrounding plants and wildlife, making it a real threat to biodiversity. The issue of pesticide-resistant crops also poses increasing problems for animals and the environment.

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Streamlined legislation will help improve consumer confidence

Food controls

New regulations on the official controls of food and feed law will help to ensure the uniform application of agri-food chain rules across the EU. The changes are in part a response to the horse meat scandal, in which the Greens/EFA group was instrumental in helping to bring any future wrongdoing into the open.

farmland©nicole-harrington
farmland©nicole-harrington
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Commission proposal would do little for accountability or public health

Comitology

The European Commission has published its long-awaited proposal for the reform of the comitology process, used to approve or renew products, such as GMOs and pesticides.

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Conclusion of the EU-Canada CETA

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

The EU-Canada agreement 'CETA' is different from TTIP, but its contents are just as concerning. In their motion for resolution, the Greens/EFA explain the reasons why they are opposed to the conclusion of this trade deal.

corn field©ferran pons
©ferran pons
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GMO cultivation

Lack of support from Member States means Commission must withdraw its proposals

Today, the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed, voted on draft regulations for the cultivation in the EU of two GM maize varieties (Bt11 and 1507) and the renewal of one further variety (Mon 810).

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No new GM plants!

Tell your Ministries to block 3 genetically modified maize from entering EU fields!

No new GM plants have been authorised for cultivation in the EU in almost 20 years.

glyphosate© Alexandra Buxbaum
© Alexandra Buxbaum

Glyphosate

Green MEPs demand access to full studies

Four Green MEPs have submitted an appeal to the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), calling for access to the full studies used to determine the safety of controversial herbicide, glyphosate.

Installing Roof Solar Panels
CC BY USDA

Job Creation in a Post-Growth Economy

A study commissioned by the Greens/EFA

The study examines the relationships between jobs, GDP and energy consumption over the years and to check how far we went with energy efficiency. It also lays the foundations of a green macroeconomic model which allowed us to estimate the impact of innovative measures such as working time reduction and green taxation on energy.

Tax shopping

Exploring Zara's tax business

 The countdown to Christmas is well underway and for most of us, December is the month of shopp...

Landgrab web
Fotolia/montage: Zitrusblau
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Access to land for farmers in the EU

07.12.2016

In Europe, land speculation and land concentration are an increasing threat to small and medium sized family farms and new entrants. Soaring land prices make it increasingly difficult for farmers to have access to land. In the meantime, investors are buying up enormous pieces of land, sometimes using legal loopholes. Land is increasingly becoming a globally tradable commodity and an object of financial speculation.

Nuclear security and non-proliferation

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Klaus Buchner, Bodil Valero, Ulrike Lunacek, Molly Scott Cato, Sven Giegold, Barbara Lochb...