EU top court upholds neonicotinoid ban

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has rejected a challenge against the European Commission’s restrictions on a class of pesticides thought to harm pollinators, in a ruling campaigners have welcomed as a defence of the EU’s precautionary principle.

by Simon Pickstone
The commission placed restrictions on neonicotinoids in 2013, with a near total ban coming into force in 2018 (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
The commission placed restrictions on neonicotinoids in 2013, with a near total ban coming into force in 2018 (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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