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01.12.2005 |

EU Environment ministers fail to agree on GMO approval and debate next steps

EU environment ministers failed to agree on another GMO approval at their meeting on 2 December in Brussels. 14 countries voted against licensing the import of Monsantos Mon 863 x Mon 810 hybrid, missing however the required qualified majority for rejecting the Commissions proposal to approve the GMO. 8 countries voted in favour and 3 abstained. Ministers also discussed the next steps on the Communities general policy on GMO approvals. Pro GM Commissioners and EU governments seem to put their hope on a pending WTO ruling against the EU, expected in January 2006.</p><p><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000082&sid=aZeRr993zHGw&refer=canada">Bloomberg: EU Ministers Fail to Agree on Monsanto Modified Corn</a></p><p><a href="http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/33790/story.htm">Reuters: EU Eyes WTO Case to Drive Policy Forward on GMOs</a></p><p><a href="http://www.euractiv.com/Article?tcmuri=tcm:29-150355-16&type=News">EurActive: Loophole clears way for GM maize approval</a></p><p><a href="http://europa.eu.int/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/05/462&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en">EU Press Release</a></p><p><a href="http://www.saveourseeds.org/downloads/GP_NextStepsBriefing0512.pdf">Greenpeace briefing on key issues on the Ministers agenda</a>

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