EU court backs disclosure of pesticides information

The EU Court of Justice has ruled that information requests on pesticides should be granted across the bloc and cannot be rejected on grounds of confidentiality

The EU Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that information requests on pesticides should be granted across the bloc and cannot be rejected on grounds of confidentiality.

Details on the nature and effects of the release of a pesticide into air, water or soil, or onto plants qualify as information on emissions into the environment, the ECJ said in a landmark ruling on Wednesday. Such information must be released under the Aarhus Convention.

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