EU discusses biocide revisions
Shorter approval periods for biocides of concern are among the ideas being discussed by EU officials for the forthcoming revision of the EU biocidal products Directive (98/8). The revision was proposed by the European Commission last year ( Agrow No 570, p 8). Various amendments have been put forward by a working group led by the Spanish EU presidency. Once finalised, the proposed amendments will be presented to EU Ministers for a vote. Directive 98/8 covers non-crop pesticides.