marți, iunie 14, 2016

Luis González Vaqué: European Court of Justice rules in favour of greater transparency in accessing EFSA data




Abstract

This commentary looks at an interesting judgment by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on 16 July 2015. The judgment relates to plant protection products, but as it seeks to achieve levels of transparency capable of overcoming the lack of trust towards the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) - often accused of being biased for using experts with vested interests because of their industry associations - it may also be relevant to the food sector, given that the EFSA deals with many authorization procedures, opinions, etc. related to food products.