Certis Europe v. Wallonne Region

247.769 225.359/XIII-8366
June 1, 2018
Final judgment
Belgium, Brussels

Economic stakeholders
Certis Europe
Wallonne Region
Pierre Moërynck

Administrative
Insecticide, Neonicotinoid
Cancel the Wallonne Government order of March 22, 2018 banning the use of pesticides containing neonicotinoids.
Council of State of Brussels, Belgium
Court

June 11, 2020
Negative
The order of the Wallonne Government of March 22, 2018 banning the use of pesticides containing neonicotinoids is cancelled.
National law

Plaintiffs appeal to the Council of State against the Wallonne Region order of March 2018 which bans the use of neonicotinoids. On 6/11/2020, the Council of State cancels the order on the grounds of failure to respect regional competences. The general ban of these products on the territory of the Region, even though their European ban was subject to a derogation by the federal authorities, is unconstitutional.