It comes to the decision of the EU Commission by December 2017 to extend the European approval for glyphosate to five years. The chemical is due to possible cancer risks is controversial. The Brussels-capital Region wanted to leave the decision for the annulment. The EU court decided in the first instance, the regional authority would not be affected by the contested regulation is of direct and, therefore, not suit be entitled. The Belgians withdrew after the defeat in front of the next instance, the European court of justice.
The relevant ECJ advocate-General Michal Bobek argues in his opinion for the case, the EU court had interpreted the criterion of "direct concern" to closely. The Region of Brussels-capital of the EU decision-making very well be affected.Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 00:20