We should work smarter and with a clear message by having regulatory fitness checks of the crop protection sector policies to monitor practicality, efficiency, and the impact on innovation.
Implementing smarter and better regulationRun a regulatory fitness check of the crop protection sector:
The EU would benefit from a regulatory fitness check for the crop protection sector, carried out by examining the ever-increasing regulatory burdens for their practicability, efficiency, and impact on innovation, and taking into account both primary and secondary legislation and their interaction. The lessons learned should form the basis of a proportional, efficient, cost-effective and innovation-friendly regulatory framework.
Improve impact assessment in policy-making:
Policy-makers should consider the potential impact of their political, legislative and regulatory decisions in social, economic and environmental terms, including innovation. The impact assessment should be carried out independently in a participatory and transparent way to better inform decision-makers for all policy and legislative initiatives.
Achieve an institutional common understanding of the precautionary principle:
Europe needs a clearer and common interpretation and use by all institutions of this essential principle of EU Treaties, which aims for a high level of protection for health and the environment, thereby enabling decision-makers to better balance the benefits, risks and uncertainties of policy decisions. Considering precaution in a broader framework with proportionality and innovation will provide a basis for balanced decision-making.