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31 March 2015
Bees on the spotlight in Brussels: Feverish start to April with debate controlled by agro-chemical industry interests

   
European Parliament

28 March 2014
European Ombudsman condemns Food Authority EFSA twice for maladministration

   

27 March 2014
Member States are far from complying with EU targets to reduce pesticides use: High time for the European Commission to take action to ensure respect of the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive.

   
European Parliament

12 March 2014
Pesticides use in ecological focus areas: The delegated acts of the Common Agricultural Policy reform move responsibility to Member States

   
European Parliament

4 Februari 2014
Massive industry network uncovered in EFSA and WHO trying to stop the new policy on stricter food standards for pesticide mixtures; first ever example of EU Commission fighting back

   

27 January 2014
Stop risky herbicide 2,4-D

   
European Parliament

16 December 2013
It is a fact now: European Commission missed the deadline for presenting the criteria for endocrine disrupting pesticides

   
European Parliament

5 December 2013
Of course we can feed Europe using less pesticides

   

15 October 2013
3 Million Euro EU subsidy for food industry to promote the lowering of food standards

   
European Parliament

8 October 2013
Luxemburg court rules that EU Commission has to make public the full composition of pesticides

   
European Parliament

7 October 2013
European Commission attempts to suppress citizens’ access to environmental justice

   

24 September 2013
A RACE TO THE BOTTOM: Pesticide authorisation bodies in Europe compete for industry applications, sacrificing the protection of the environment.

   
European Parliament

16 September 2013
PAN Europe on the EDCs French Strategy: a provision that should not be present

   
European Parliament

10 September 2013
Can a science director at food authority EFSA with an industry background be neutral on science?

   

28 August 2013
Neonicotinoids Ban: Masks have fallen, Syngenta and Bayer sue European Commission to court

   

17 July 2013
Fipronil: European ban on bee-killing insecticides goes on

   

10 July 2013
EXPPERT Survey II: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and banned Pesticides in strawberries

   

7 July 2013
PAN Europe challenges European Commission to go further on neonicotinoids

   
European Parliament

20 June 2013
Sustainable Use of Pesticides, an EU Challenge: Very few Member States are engaging to reduce their use of pesticides

   

13 June 2013
Neonicotinoid insecticides residues in our food!
PAN Europe warmly welcomes the vote of European Member States in favour of the proposal of the European Commission to ban 3 neonicotinoids (imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin) toxic to bees for 2 years.

   

4th June 2013
Kwaliteit beoordeling bestrijdingsmiddelen in Nederland ver onder de maat

   
European Parliament

17 May 2013
Again a bad day for birds in Europe: brand new pesticides allowed on the market that put birds at risk

   
European Parliament

6 May 2013
Lack of environmental as well as public health considerations in the proposal for a new EU Common plant health regime

   

2 May 2013
THE SILENT TAKEOVER: Dutch Wageningen University moves on to sell their independence to industry

   

29 April 2013
European ban on neonicotinoids:
Historic victory for the environment
PAN Europe warmly welcomes the vote of European Member States in favour of the proposal of the European Commission to ban 3 neonicotinoids (imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin) toxic to bees for 2 years.

   
European Parliament

20 March 2013
EFSA’s opinion on endocrine disrupting chemicals adds confusion and undermines the Pesticide Regulation

   
European Parliament

20 March 2013
European Commission goes to Appeal Committee on neonicotinoid ban

   
European Parliament

18 March 2013
“Pesticide residues pose no long-term risk to humans”, European Food Authority EFSA falsely claims

   

13 March 2013
= Forget about Italian pasta =
Italy stimulates worst farming practices and monocultures

   

12 March 2013
A direction for the Common Agricultural Policy: The Crop Rotation

   

5 March 2013
How pesticides industry twists facts and figures to scare European decision-makers on neonicotinoids
PAN Europe draws attention on how the facts and figures have been twisted to scare European decisions makers while they want us to believe that they care about the challenges for the future of agriculture.

   

1 February 2013
Commission moves to protect honeybees but not bumblebees and wild bugs
The European Commission finally declared its intention to move concerning neonicotinoids.

   

16 January 2013
EFSA shows high risks for bees from neonicotinoids
Commissioner Borg to immediately withdraw these bee killing pesticides from the market10 years EFSA - 10 years of blind love for industry.

   
European Parliament

20 December 2012
Pesticides Residues in Food: PAN Europe’s Member, Générations Futures reveals data manipulation
New scandal concerning the Maximum Residue Limits of pesticides in food: in its calculations the European Commission artificially brings down the number of MRLs exceeding…on paper!

   
European Parliament

12 November 2012
10 years EFSA - 10 years of blind love for industry
EFSA has a track record of working closely with industry and with industry-linked people presenting themselves as independent scientist.

   
European Parliament

9 October 2012
Brain-damaging pesticide Chlorpyrifos will be reviewed.
EU Health Commissioner Dalli finally responds to calls of PAN-Europe.

   
European Parliament

25 September 2012
Food Authority EFSA’s bias on bee decline and pesticides
PAN-Europe blames EFSA for attributing the contract to a person whose conflicts of interest are unacceptable and whose famous biased opinion is more than suspicious.

   
European Parliament

12 July 2012 Joint Press Release
Environmental and farming groups call for greener and fairer farming
European agriculture needs to move away from harmful and industrialised farming and towards greener and fairer farming practices that lead to rural vitality.

   

11 July 2012
Illegal pesticides remain in use in several EU countries

   
European Parliament

6 July 2012
EU Scientific Committees bend for industry in adopting TTC

   
European Parliament

26 June 2012 Joint press release
Conflicts of interest still evident on new ESFA expert panels

   
European Parliament

19 June 2012 Joint press release
PAN Conference: Integrated Pest Management – the Way Forward to Sustainable Agricultural Production

   
European Parliament

14 June 2012
Revolutionary judgment of EU Court grants access to court for NGO's

   
European Parliament

6 June 2012
Honeybee disappearance: will the Autorities finally act?

   

5 June 2012
Disrupting food: up to 30 different endocrine disrupting pesticides found in fruits and vegetables in the European Union

   
European Parliament

2 May 2012
PAN Europe challenges Commission in Court on pesticide Prochloraz

   

3 April 2012
Twisting and bending the rules - How Member States and Health DG SANCO change the rules to open the gates for banned pesticides

   
European Parliament

12 March 2012 Joint Press Release
The EU Commission’s health and consumers department caves in to farmers and industry lobby request to allow the spread of highly dangerous pest

   
European Parliament

29 Februari 2012 Joint Press Release
European Innovation Partnership: will agro-ecology be finally applied?
Today the European Commission published a roadmap for European Innovation Partnerships (EIP) on “Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability”, as part of the EU 2020 Strategy.

   
European Parliament

17 Februari 2012
EFSA’s attempt to embrace an industry proposal to greenwash chemicals ceased by Health DG SANCO

   

23 Januari 2011
EFSA had no control over infiltration of toxics working group by industry network, documents reveal

   
European Parliament

18 Januari 2012 Joint Press Release
EU biocides law considered a “standstill” by NGOs
The new EU biocides regulation adopted today by the European Parliament (1) sounds ambitious but represents a standstill for health and environmental protection, according to health and environment groups.

   

19 December 2011
Network of industry agents uncovered in Food Authority EFSA
A new PAN Europe report reveals that 10 out of 13 members of the EFSA working group on TTC (Threshold of Toxicological Concern, a method to decide on the health impacts of chemicals), have a conflict of interest.

   
European Parliament

11 November 2011
European Innovation Partnership 'Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability': Where is the green spirit
PAN Europe warns that this approach risks to be another step in the dead-end road to external input dependency and as a result unable to ensure long term food security.

   
lettuce and madarins

8 November 2011
EU food still heavily contaminated with dangerous cocktails of pesticides
EFSA's 2009 report on pesticides residues in food shows.

   
shelf of pesticides

2nd November 2011
Massive use of dangerous soil fumigant Metam based on loophole construction
PAN-Europe reports: Fifteen EU member states show no appetite for a transition to sustainable agriculture.

   
European Parliament 12 October 2011
CAP reform: a pale and unhealthy shade of green
The Common Agricultural Policy reform proposal is a step in the right direction but far too light a green to make the needed change to reduce external input dependency and to ensure long term food security.
   
European Parliament 15 September 2011
Draft Common Agricultural Policy legislation proposals - green washing rather than real greening
Leaked documents of the European Commission's plans to reform the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) reveal that measures to protect the environment and public health have been severely watered down.
   
shelf of pesticides 30 August 2011
Food Authority EFSA embraces industry proposal to stop safety testing of chemicals
European food watchdog EFSA proposes to substitute the actual testing of chemicals with a fixed exposure figure.
   
shelf of pesticides 14 July 2011
SANCO proposal for pesticide test requirements protects industry – not EU citizens
DG SANCO has made the tests more flexible and cheaper for industry and does not take account of scientific progress and fails to protect citizens.
   
European Parliament

14 June 2011
NEW REVOLUTIONARY REGULATION ENTERS IN FORCE
………but will Europe abandon its bad old habits?

   
hazardous substance to nature

25 May 2011 Joint Press Release
Hostile raid of UK/Germany on EU endocrine disrupting criteria.
PAN Europe urges the Commissioners to stick to the 'cut-off' regime|.

   
European Parliament

4 May 2011 Joint Press Release
Re-assessment of harmful herbicide silently postponed in Europe
PAN Europe and Greenpeace to European Court challenging Commission’s decision to ingore growing evidence on the harmful effects of glyphosate on health and the environment.

   
European Parliament 1 April 2011 Joint Press Release
European Food Safety Authority sued for lack of transparency over pesticides guidance
ClientEarth and PAN Europe to European Court on refusal of EFSA to provide documents.
   
European Parliament 1 March 2011
European Food Standards Agency chooses industry studies over independent science
PAN Europe and ClientEarth disappointed about EFSA guidance favouring industry studies.
   
shelf of pesticides

26 Januari 2011 Joint Press Release
France European backdoor champion on pesticides
PAN-Europe presents new report "Meet (chemical) agriculture, The world of backdoors, derogations, sneaky pathwyas and loopholes".

   
shelf of pesticides 21 Januari 2011
Thank you, Mr. Dalli
Health Commissioner Dalli gets a big THANK YOU from PAN-Europe for holding ground in the battle for the non-inclusion of the pesticide 1,3-Dichloropropene.
   
shelf of pesticides 20 December 2010 Joint Press Release
Toxic Christmas gift: Council decides to keep hazardous biocides on market
PAN Germany, PAN Europe, HEAL, HCWH Europe, FIW and PAN UK.
   
European Parliament 15 December 2010 Joint Press Release
More guidance for countries on EU pesticide legislation needed
PAN Europe, HEAL.
   
European Parliament 18 November 2010
The Common Agricultural Policy communication - a lost opportunity to show the real potential of Europe's agricultural sector..
   
hazardous substance to nature 12 November 2010
Huge pressure on Health Commissioner Mr. Dalli to allow dumping of harmful chemical waste -used as a pesticide- in agriculture.
PAN-Europe calls on Mr. Dalli to stick to a strict NO to 1,3-Dichloropropene.
   
European Parliament 20 October 2010
EFSA undermining new pesticide Regulation on use of science.
PAN-Europe will do a request for access to documents to find out what happened in EFSA.
   
European Parliament 22 September 2010 Joint Press Release
EP fails to protect consumers and the environment from biocides
PAN Germany, PAN Europe, HEAL, HCWH Europe, WECF and EEB criticise the EP vote on the biocide regulation.
   
shelf of pesticides 21 June 2010
Toxic shock: European Parliament to expand harmful products in the home?
On 22 June the European Parliament’s Environment Committee will vote on new EU provisions on the authorisation and marketing of hazardous products like wood preservatives and insecticide sprays.
   
lettuce and madarins 17 December 2009
What's for Christmas dinner? Food industry flouts EU pesticide limits
As Christmas approaches, PAN Europe has asked if the fresh food on Europe's dining tables is safe.
   
vegetables 25 November 2009
Commission must reduce pesticides in Europe’s food
“The European Commission has endangered public health for many years by failing to protect food supplies from excessive pesticide contamination.”
   
European Parliament 21 October 2009
"Why so long?" EU pesticides laws finally signed
Environmental campaigners have expressed qualified support for today’s official signing by the European Parliament of an historic set of laws on pesticides. But they also deplore what they regard as unjustifiable delays to the process.
   
European Parliament 13 January 2009
Parliament clears final hurdle towards EU pesticide blacklist
In one of the final legislative acts of the 2004-2009 Parliamentary session, soon to adjourn prior to elections in June, the European Parliament today confirmed its support for a new deal on EU pesticides legislation.
   
Grapes 24 November 2008
Pesticides in grapes: unsafe, illegal and unauthorised
Largest ever supermarket survey reveals dangerous levels of pesticides in grapes; LIDL is Europe’s greenest supermarket.
   
European Parliament 05 November 2008
Parliament reaches compromise on health and environment
The Parliamentary Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) today voted on proposals for a Regulation and Framework Directive on the use and authorisation of pesticides.
   
15 October 2008
Highest ever levels of pesticides in foods
Fruits, vegetables and cereals sold throughout the European Union contain record levels of pesticides – according to an official report to be published later this month.
   
28 August 2008
New standards on pesticides violate food safety
From 1 September 2008, the maximum legal limits on the level of pesticides allowed in food items sold in the EU will dramatically increase. Dietary exposure to pesticides is set to rise while many residue limits will become unsafe for consumers.
   
hazardous substance to nature 02 July 2008
UK government lobbies to keep hazardous pesticides on the menu
The UK government participates in a media initiative aimed at attacking proposed European legislation that would remove the most hazardous pesticides from food produce grown in the EU. PAN Europe describes the move as 'an insult to common sense'.
   
hazardous substance to nature 23 June 2008
Ministers approve pesticide blacklist
Landmark in European health policy could see some of Europe's most hazardous pesticides removed from food products grown in the EU.
   
Androulla Vasiliou 19 May 2008
Commission comes out fighting for better EU pesticides legislation
Despite heavy handed lobbying from the pesticides industry the European Commission insists that tougher laws are 'essential'
   
Wine contaminated 26 March 2008
European wines systematically contaminated with pesticide residues
An investigation led by PAN Europe uncovers large numbers of pesticide residues in bottles of wine on sale in the European Union.
   
EU 10 October 2007
Hazardous pesticides in the European Parliament
Fruit samples purchased inside the European Parliament building contain illegally high levels of pesticide residues.
   
   

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