Written Q&A to EU Commission – Citrus black spot

Question for written answer to the Commission Giovanni La Via (PPE) 11th September 2014 Subject:  Citrus black spot Citrus black spot is an endemic fungal disease from South Africa caused by the plant pathogen Guignardia citricarpa, which is now spreading to many European countries. This is an extremely serious matter, since it is one of … Continue reading Written Q&A to EU Commission – Citrus black spot

Plant Health report: import controls are an effective tool in protecting EU consumers

A Commission report published today presents key findings on the controls carried out at Europe's borders to prevent harmful plant pests from entering the EU market. This EUROPHYT report reveals that 7.000 consignments mainly imported from non-EU countries were intercepted in 2013. In about one third of the cases insects, fungi, bacteria or viruses were found; the … Continue reading Plant Health report: import controls are an effective tool in protecting EU consumers