Green group loses bid to review prochloraz EU approval
The environmentalist group, Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe), has lost a lawsuit seeking a review of the EU approval of the fungicide, prochloraz. The active ingredient gained EU re-registration in 2011 (Agrow No 629, p 7). PAN Europe went to the courts after the European Commission refused its request for an internal review of the approval decision. However, earlier this year, the European Court of Justice’s General Court agreed with the Commission that the request was not admissible under law.