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Plant protection regulations for the protection of biodiversity

In the next issue of the legal journal AUR, Dr. Alexander Koof will make a comprehensive legal assessment of the question of whether it is legally permissible to make the granting of plant protection authorisation dependent on biodiversity application provisions. In Germany, the Federal Environment Agency's aim in establishing biodiversity application regulations is to create compensation areas for unavoidable indirect effects on the environment and nature through the use of plant protection products. Whether there is a legal basis for this in European Union law or national law is one of the most current and urgent issues in the approval procedure for plant protection products in Germany. Numerous lawsuits are currently pending before the competent Administrative Court of Braunschweig.