Issue 399 | 20 October 2014

Written by The Parliament Magazine on 20 October 2014 in Magazines

GMOs, eSkills week, nuclear safety, world audio-visual day and more...

Frédérique Ries, parliament's rapporteur on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) gets our cover story feature underway, by saying the "three-year" wait on a decision from the member states is due to this dossier being such a sensitive issue. She provides exclusive details on her upcoming report due to be discussed in parliament next month. She argues that there is more work to be done in this area, and that "the question of banning the cultivation of GMO crops is only the tip of the iceberg, seeing that the EU must above all learn lessons from the 10 years of delays and false starts in handling the GMO file." The Belgian MEP adds that, "There is no doubt that this will set up the first stage in a welcomed 'liberation' of this file at the European level".

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