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PARLAMENTO EUROPEO: Preguntas y respuestas




Preguntas parlamentarias
(febrero-mayo de 2016)
[Lista no exhaustiva]




2 May 2016 [E-003626-16] Monika Flašíková Beňová

Asunto: Cuts to the European Food Safety Authority budget[1] – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been protecting consumers from risks associated with the food chain since 2002. In its 2020 strategy, however, it has revealed that, due to financial difficulties, staffing is to be reduced by 10%. Yet the EFSA's workload is increasing in line with the ever growing range of services it provides, and it is dealing with ever more complex scientific issues.

Is the Commission not concerned that a reduction to the EFSA budget could jeopardise the quality of food safety monitoring in the EU and put the safety and health of EU citizens at risk?

Respuesta del Sr. Andriukaitis en nombre de la Comisión (15.6.2016):

The Commission considers the scientific role of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) as fundamental for the protection of consumers' health in the area of food safety. The EFSA budget has not been reduced and sufficient resources are allocated in order for EFSA to fulfil its tasks.

There is a reduction of staff by 10% which has been set in the Commission Communication on the programming of human resources and financial resources for decentralised agencies (COM(2013)519 of July 2013[2]. However, EFSA has been able to take into account this gradual reduction of temporary agents over the period 2013 to 2018 by streamlining and simplifying its processes and procedures to realise efficiency gains in order to ensure that the objectives are met and tasks are accomplished.

In consideration of the importance of the role of the Agency for the protection of food safety in Europe, the European Commission has always stressed the need that the budgetary authority of the European Union guarantees that the Agency retains the necessary budgetary means to effectively perform its duties.



25 de febrero de 2016 [E-001662-16] Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso

Asunto: Prácticas comerciales desleales - ¿Cuándo piensa la Comisión tomar la iniciativa para desarrollar una legislación europea en esta materia que contemple sanciones ante las prácticas comerciales desleales a nivel europeo?

Respuesta del Sr. Hogan en nombre de la Comisión (6.6.2016):

Como respuesta a la difícil situación de los mercados agrícolas y, en particular, en el caso de la leche y la carne de porcino, la Comisión ha decidido crear un grupo operativo para los mercados agrícolas que inició sus actividades en enero de 2016 y facilitará a la Comisión asesoramiento y conocimientos especializados en relación con el funcionamiento de los mercados agrícolas y la posición de los agricultores en la cadena alimentaria. El grupo operativo tratará una amplia gama de cuestiones, como la transparencia de los mercados, el acceso a los instrumentos financieros y los mercados de futuros, la celebración de contratos, los instrumentos de autoayuda de los agricultores, etc. En el otoño de 2016, se presentará un informe final con recomendaciones de actuación.





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