Divisions have emerged between members of the European Parliament's environment committee over plans to revise EU rules on biocidal products, following a first debate of the proposals this week.
The parliament's centre-right rapporteur Christa Klass criticised the European Commission's proposals for not going far enough to reduce the cost of biocide authorisations for industry. "I can see massive costs coming out of this proposal," Ms Klass said during the debate on Wednesday.
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