European Parliament refuses to approve EFSA budget because of conflicts of interest

Brussels 10.05. 2012. Today the European Parliament voted against granting discharge of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) budget for the year 2010. By doing so, it adopted a report from its Committee on Budgetary Control criticising EFSA very harshly for conflicts of interest and revolving door cases.

Chair of Management Board at EFSA quits because of conflict of interests

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Upon request of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Diána Bánáti has resigned on 8 May as member and Chair of the Management Board with immediate effect. She has decided to take up a professional position at the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI).

Focus 2012: Research policy and independent risk assessment - International conference held in Bremen, Germany in June 2012

Supported by the GEKKO foundation ( and Charles Leopold Mayer (, Testbiotech has launched a project on research policy and independent risk assessment. A main goal is the preparation of political demands for the German elections in 2013.


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