A resolution on the EU pollinators initiative was approved by a show of hands in the European Parliament on Wednesday. The text calls for EU-wide mandatory reduction targets for pesticides to be included in the directive on sustainable use of pesticides and in the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
On behalf of the centre-left S&D group, environment committee coordinator Jytte Guteland welcomed the approval and said: “[Our] group demands mandatory EU-wide reduction targets for pesticides in order to create a non-toxic environment and to put an end to pollinators’ decline.”
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