PAN Europe in the news

The bitter battle over the world’s most popular insecticides (08/11/2017, Nature)

Campaigners pile on pressure ahead of glyphosate vote (07/11/2017, ENDSEurope)

'Aardbeien bevatten meer schadelijke stoffen dan andere fruitsoorten' (07/11/2017, NU NL news in Dutch)

Five-year EU glyphosate proposal criticised by all (30/10/2017, ENDSEurope)

Member States fail to deliver clear position on glyphosate renewal ( 25/10/2017, Agrafacts No.83-17)

Parliament demands ban on glyphosate within five years (24/10/2017, ENDSEurope)

EU on brink of historic decision on pervasive glyphosate weedkiller (24/10/2017, The Guardian)

Pestizide auf Spielplätzen? Umweltschützer klagen an (20/10/2017, Stol-Local news in German)

“Nur geringste Spuren von Giftstoffen auf öffentlichen Grünflächen” (20/10/2017, Südtirol NewsLocal news in German)

Farmers threaten to sue if Brussels ducks glyphosate decision (19/10/2017, Politico)

Glyphosate lobbying intensifies ahead of EU vote ( 19/10/2017, HorticultureWeek)

Study highlights glyphosate prevalence (19/10/2017, Fresh Produce Journal)

MEPs demand glyphosate phase-out within three years (19/10/2017, ENDSEurope)

Greens push alternatives on eve of glyphosate vote (18/10/2017, ENDSEurope)

EP blocks poposal on sceintific criteria to define endocrine Disruptors ( 4/10/2017, Agrafacts)

Endocrine disruptors: Report exposes scale of contamination as Parliament vote looms (3/10/2017,Euractiv)

France testing waters on glyphosate with other EU states (08/09/2017, Euractiv)

Fipronil crisis: Why should we keep on using these toxic substances? (1/09/2017, Opinion published on Euractiv, and read in Spanish here>>)

Liberate dai pesticidi le aree di interesse ecologico in UE (15/07/2017, Rinnovabili)

EU experts agree on criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals in pesticides (5/07/2017, Euractiv)

Tories aim to block full EU ban on bee-harming pesticides (22/06/ 2017, The Guardian)

EU Conservation Zone Pesticide Ban to Start Next Year (14/06/2017, Bloomberg)

France pushes for EU pesticide bans ( 02/06/2017, ENDS Europe)

Commission told to link CAP payments to water law ( 24/05/2017, ENDS Europe)

Nicht Brüssel, sondern Mals, (Local news in German reporting PAN Europe's Annual General Meeting-AGM,10/05/2017, Der Vinschger) 

Europäische Generalversammlung von Pestizidexperten in Mals, (Local news in German reporting PAN Europe's AGM, 2/05/2017,SudtirolerNews, )

How many #pesticides did you eat today? Plenty according to European Food Safety Authority, (13/04/2017, EU Reporter)

Pressure grows on Commission to change environment law after UN rebuke, (27/03/2017, Euractiv)

Néonicotinoïdes: Bruxelles propose enfin l’interdiction (24/03/2017, Journal de l'environnement)

L’UE se prépare à interdire les néonicotinoïdes (24/03/2017, Euractiv)

Green NGOs blame Monsanto for ‘buying science’ to save glyphosate (24/03/2017, Euractiv)

Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides (23/03/2017, the Guardian)

Attack of the bee killers (23/03/2017, Politico)

#WorldWaterDay: Protecting our tap water and aquatic ecosystems from pesticide pollution (22/03/2017, EU Reporter)

UN advisor calls for global pesticides treaty (7/03/2017, ENDS Europe)

Commission decides not to vote on endocrine disruptor criteria (28/02/2017, Politico)

Neonicotinoid use continues despite ban - analysis (16/02/2017, ENDS Europe)

Europas Bürger gegen Glyphosat (11/02/2017, Deutsche Welle)

Commission tables fourth version of EDC criteria (9/02/2017, ENDS Europe)

Greenpeace: Neonicotinoids pose risks to multiple species (12/01/2017, Euractiv)

Limited scope of EDC outline guidance draws criticism (21/12/2016, ENDS Europe)

NGOs urge Commission to ban seven ‘bee-harming’ pesticides (6/12/2016, ENDS Europe)

Pesticide studies must be made public, EU court rules (25/11/2016, Euractiv)

ECJ ruling on document access rattles chemical, pesticide industries (23/11/2016,Politico)

Court sides with NGOs over pesticides (23/11/2016, Politico)

EU court backs disclosure of pesticides information (23/11/2016,ENDS Europe)

Commission finally says pesticide buprofezin cannot be used on food crops (7/11/2016, ENDS Europe)

Levels of pesticide residues in food are ‘safe’, finds EFSA (28/10/2016, ENDS Europe)

Concerns raised over ‘safe’ herbicide bensulfuron-methyl (20/10/2016, ENDS Europe)

Petitions to block big ag company mergers garner 708,000 names (20/09/2017, Politico)

Brexit: UK told ‘refrain from voting’ on EU pesticides (14/09/2016, ENDS Europe)

Herbicides: l’Efsa accusée de «fuite en avant» (in French, 2/09/2016, Journal de l'Environnement)

New rules to regulate Europe's hormone-disrupting chemicals (16/06/2016, The Guardian)

Perturbateurs endocriniens: des critères a minima  (in French, 15/06/2016, Journal de l'Environnement)

Europe Bans Two Endocrine-Disrupting Weedkillers (19/4/2016, The Guardian)

Glyphosate: l’industrie propose une salle de lecture (in French, 7/04/2016, Journal de l'Environnement)

Glyphosate: l’Efsa visée par une plainte associative (in French, 3/03/2016, Journal de l'Environnement)

Ombudsman criticises Commission’s handling of pesticides (23/02/2016, Euractiv)

EC promises to tighten pesticide regulation (22/02/2016, ENDS Europe)

Pesticides: Bruxelles se fait taper sur les doigts (in French, 22/02/2016, Journal de l'Environnement)

Scientists battle over whether Roundup chemical causes cancer (13/01/2016, Politico)

Proposed exceptions to weedkiller bans draw activists’ ire (9/01/2016, Politico)

Court says EU Commission acted illegally in drafting chemicals rules (16/12/2015, Reuters)

German TV documentary on pesticides (in German, 18/11/2015, WDR)

EU watchdog opens door to new licence for controversial weedkiller (12/11/2015, the Guardian)

Ex-employees of Nutrea (feed producer) meet MEPs and call for an enquiry on pesticides use (in French, 11/11/2015, Ouest France)

German TV documentary on glyphosate, with PAN-Europe Hans Muilerman interview (in German, 2/11/2015, WDR)

Appeal to European Court of Justice on pesticide harmful to bees (29/10/2015, The Brussels Times)

Bienensterben: Comeback der Neonicotinoide? (27/10/2015, Geo)

Commission challenged over pesticide approval (26/10/2015, ENDS Europe)

Autorisation d’un pesticide nocif pour les abeilles (26/10/2015, Le Soir)

Europe's food watchdog embraces transparency (23/10/2015, Science Mag, including PAN-Europe interview. For subscribers only)

L’Europe perturbée par les hormones (25/05/2015. Le Monde)

EU-Chemikalienregulierung: Wie die Industrie in Brüssel ihren Willen bekommt (20/05/2015, Der Spiegel)

Hoe in Brussel bedrijfsbelangen het van milieu en gezondheid winnen (20/05/2014, De Correspondent)

Pesticide Free Towns (07/05/2015, Health and Environment Alliance)

Europees evenement over pesticidenvrije steden en gemeenten op 8 juni (15/05/2015, CAPLO Nieuws)

'Europese Commissie liep blindelings in de val van de industrie' (08/04/2015, Mondiaal Nieuws)

Controversy over EU claim of safe pesticide exposure (12/03/2015, ENDS Europe DAILY)

97% of pesticide levels in Europe's food legal, says EU agency (13/03/2015, EurActive)

Over 97% of EU food meets pesticide limits (12/03/2015, Agrafacts)

Interview on Radio France (12/03/2015)

Strawberries top list of pesticide-laced food: EU report (12/03/2015, Reuters)

'Suppressed' EU report could have banned pesticides worth billions (02/02/2015, The Guardian)

Stricter licensing planned for 77 pesticides (28/01/2015, ENDS Europe)

Few pesticides likely to fall foul of EDC criteria – study (21/01/2015, ENDS Europe)

Pesticides: les associations fustigent la feuille de route européenne (21/01/2015, Journal de l'environment)

Perturbateurs endocriniens La Commission doit revoir sa feuille de route (Générations Futures et Pan Europe) (20/01/2015, La France Agricole)

Court overturns access to environmental justice ruling (13/01/2015, ENDS Europe)

Dispute over TTC approach continues at Efsa/WHO meeting (08/01/2015, ChemicalWatch)

EU wants new approach on pesticide residues in TTIP (07/01/2015, ENDS Europe)

Anti-pesticide NGO slams maize pest plea (17/11/2014, AGRA FACTS)

Risk assessment's insensitive toxicity testing may cause it to fail (11/2014, Environmental Research)

¿Pesticidas o 'cienci-cidas'? (05/10/2014, Destrella digital)

Déballer le paquet pesticides (21/09/204, Le Monde)

DG Sanco to assume responsibility for EDC criteria (18/09/2014, ChemicalWatch)

Study questions EU pesticide approval process (18/09/2014, ENDS Europe DAILY)

Pesticides: quand les BPL nuisent à l’évaluation (17/09/2014, Journal de l'environnement)

Les rapports indépendants ne sont pas pris en compte (17/09/2014, La France Agricole)

La toxicité des pesticides sous-évaluée (17/09/2014, france 5)

"On sous-estime de 2 à 1 500 fois la toxicité des pesticides" (17/09/2014, radio france inter)

Review finds weaknesses in national pesticide plans (28/08/2014, ENDS Europe)

TTIP: already disrupting Europe’s precautionary principle? (10/08/2014, arc 2020)

EU Lays Out 'Endocrine Disruptor' Criteria Options, Setting Stage For Fight (24/07/2014, Inside U.S. Trade)

Under Industry Pressure In TTIP, EU Weighs Shift On Pesticides Regulation (24/07/2014, Inside U.S. Trade)

Définition des perturbateurs endocriniens : une course contre la montre? (20/06/2014, Actu-Environnement)

Endocrine disruptors: Commission exploring four scenarios (19/06/2014, EUROPOLITICS)

Chemical industry welcomes EU EDC roadmap (18/06/2014, Chemical Watch)

Europe’s ‘Green Capitals’ set to get greener from 2017 (09/06/2014, EU Reporter)

EFSA slammed by Pesticide Action Network over its methods (28/05/2014, arc 2020)

EU Safety Institutions Caught Plotting an Industry "Escape Route" Around Looming Pesticide Ban (28/05/2014, Truthout)

Metam-natrium wordt verboden (27/05/2014, NOS)

France presents its draft strategy on EDCs (29/04/2014, EndsEurope)

TTC: EFSA found guilty of maladministration (02/04/2014, Food Packing Forum)

European ombudsman points to "maladministration" by EFSA (31/03/2014, EuroPolitics)

EFSA guilty of 'maladministration' (31/03/2014, The Parliament)

EFSA response to ombudsman's decision on PAN Europe (31/03/2014, Ends Europe)

A pest management toolbox to reduce pesticide use (28/03/2014, CommNet)

Pesticide Action Network Europe urges further action from Commission (28-03-2014, EU Reporter)

Pesticides use in ecological focus areas: Delegated acts of CAP reform move responsibility to member states (12/03/2014, EU Reporter)

Appels en peren optellen (22/02/2014, NRC Handelsblad)

Bedrijfsleven saboteert voedselveiligheid (14/02/2014, Telegraaf)

Opinion: How industry tries to water down risk assessment of pesticide mixtures in everyday food (14/02/2014, EU Reporter)

Milieuorganisatie: Bedrijfsleven saboteert voedselveiligheid (14/02/2014. Dagblad Trouw)

Wat zit er nog meer in die aardbei? (14/02/2014. Dagblad Trouw)

Pesticides: des experts à la botte de l'industrie (12/04/2014, Charlie Hebdo)

Food industry accused of 'massive infiltration' of EFSA pesticides panel (10/2/2014, Parliament Magazine)

EFSA accused of public health failure over cumulative chemical hazards (07/02/2014, EU Food Policy)

Des conflits d’intérêt gangrènent l’évaluation des effets des pesticides (05/02/2014, Journal de l'environment)

Pesticides : une ONG dénonce des conflits d'intérêt au sein de l'Efsa et de l'OMS (05/02/2014, Actu-environment)

PAN Europe on the RTBF - National Belgian TV Consumers Show "On n'est pas des pigeons", part on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and the Disrupting Food Consumer Guide (17/12/2013).

Recruit active, publishing scientists, EFSA told (22/11/2013, EU Food Policy)

Pflanzenschutz Noch mehr Gift für Bienen? (12/2013, Beobachter Natur)

Accused of Harming Bees, Bayer Researches a Different Culprit (11/12/2013, New York Times)

NGO going to court over neonicotinoids review (23/10/2013)

Insults hurled as EFSA transparency initiative kicks off (10/10/2013)

Pesticides licensing in ‘race to the bottom’ (26/09/2013)

Heated chemicals debate continues with open letter to EU chief scientist (23/07/2013)

EU targets another insecticide linked to decline in bee population (18/07/2013)

PAN Europe denounces pesticides provision (16/09/2013, EU Reporter)

EU Agency to test pesticides' cumulative risk (15/07/2013)

European Commission endorses EFSA EDC opinion (09/07/2013)

Commission backs EFSA's definition of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (05/07/2013)

Member states outline plans to cut pesticide use (24/06/2013)

MEP calls for parliamentary risk panel to tame green ‘scaremongering’ (13/06/2013)

Générations Futures réclame le retrait de « l'ensemble des néonicotinoïdes (06/06/2013)

Alertes aux insecticides et aux neonicotinoides dans nos aliments! French Radio (05/06/2013)

La restriction de 3 pesticides en UE ne suffit pas, selon Générations Futures (05/06/2013)

Nous mangeons tous des néonicotinoïdes (05/06/2013)

Martin Dermine, our Bees Project Officer, on the Belgian National Television, 13.00 News (at the 24th minute) (29/05/2013)

EU plans for EDC testing programme remain unclear (22/05/2013)

EU pesticides ban "too little, too slow" (29/04/2013)

BASF’s university job sparks green fury over biased science (05/06/2013)

Opnieuw discussie over financiering 'Wageningen' (06/05/2013)

'Wageningen' geeft onafhankelijkheid weg aan industrie (05/05/2013)

Our Bees Project Officer Martin Dermine- Le Bar de l'Europe - TV5Monde (27/04/2013, French speaking TV Channel)

EC pushes through major pesticide restriction (29/04/2013)

Schippers: neonicotinoïden geen risco voor mens bij correct gebruik (09/07/2013)

NGO complains to EU Commission about Efsa EDC opinion
(11/04/2013)

Pesticide industry and NGO clash over EFSA definition of endocrine disruptors (08/04/2013).
Read PAN Europe's Letter to Commissioner Borg concerning EFSA definition of endocrine disruptors

Systematic assessment of EDCs some way off (04/04/2013)

Le Parlement européen veut lutter contre les perturbateurs endocriniens (4/04/2013)

PAN Europe on EDCs – Belgian National Radio (Podcast – 03/04/2013)

National Belgian Radio - Le dossier interactif : Des abeilles et des hommes. Interview Martin Dermine, Bees Project Officer PAN Europe (Podcast - 29/03/2013)

Swedish minister wants tougher EU limits on chemicals (28/03/2013)

EFSA paves way for regulating endocrine disruptors in food (21/03/2013)

On the same topic, in Le Monde

EFSA’s EDC opinion reopens hazard versus risk debate (22/03/2013)

Conflicts of interest at the European Food Safety Authority erode public confidence (08/03/2013)

NGO slams “unrealistic” pesticide report (07/03/2013)

It's official: pesticides are killing bees (06/02/2013)

Seed treatment poses a risk to Europe's bee population (17/01/2013)

Conflit d’intérêts : la récidive de l’EFSA (14/12/2012)

Bisphénol A, phtalates... soupçons d'ingérence industrielle à Bruxelles (13/12/2012)

Fertilité masculine : les dangers avérés des perturbateurs endocriniens (05/12/2012)

GLOBAL 2000 fordert Verbot von hormonell wirksamen Pestiziden durch Minister Berlakovich (17/08/2012)

Alimentos como la lechuga o los tomates contienen hasta 30 tóxicos diferentes (18/07/2012)

NGO highlights EDC residues in EU fruits, vegetables (05/06/2012)

 

Parliament clears final hurdle 13 January 2009
BRUSSELS
The Parliament: EU parliament backs pesticide regulations (13 January)
Euractiv: Parliament seals pesticides deal amid opposition (13 January) - link to article in French
EU Observer: Toxic pesticides banned in Europe (13 January)
UNITED KINGDOM
BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today: Interview with Elliott Cannell, Coordinator, PAN Europe (17 January)
Nature: Europe set to crack down on pesticides (16 January)
BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today: Interview with Elliott Cannell, Coordinator, PAN Europe (14 January)
BBC TV 1: Interview with Elliott Cannell, Coordinator, PAN Europe (13 January)
BBC Radio 4 - PM News: Interview with Elliott Cannell, Coordinator, PAN Europe (13 January)
BBC Radio 4 - 6 o’clock News: Interview with Nick Mole, Policy Officer, PAN UK (13 January)
BBC online: Balance elusive in EU pesticide debate (12 January)
FRANCE
France 24: EU Parliament pushes for ban on toxic chemicals (13 January)
Le Monde: Le Parlement européen bannit 22 substances pesticides dangereuses (13 January)
Nouvel Obs: Les eurodéputés bannissent les pesticides les plus dangereux (13 January)
NETHERLANDS
De Volkskrant: Voorkomen is nog steeds beter dan genezen (24 January)
VARA - vroege Vogels: Interview with Hans Muilerman, Natuur en Milieu and PAN Europe board member (18 January)
LUXEMBOURG
Tageblatt: Les eurodéputés bannissent les pesticides les plus dangereux dans l'UE (13 January 2009)
CZECH REPUBLIC
Ceské Televize: EU zakáže nebezpečné pesticidy (13 January)
INTERNATIONAL
IHT: European Parliament passes pesticides bill (13 January)
Yahoo: European Parliament passes pesticides bill (13 January)
Guardian: European Parliament passes pesticides bill (13 January)

 
Pesticides in grapes: unsafe, illegal and unauthorised 24 November 2008

Radio Due (RAI, Channel 2) il Ruggito del Coniglio (27 November)
Le Parisien: Des pesticides dans les raisins (25 November)
L'Express: Des raisins bourrés de pesticides! (25 November)
Telenord la televisione della Liguria: Pesticidi (24 November)
Le Monde: Des résidus de pesticides interdits dans du raisin (24 November)

 
BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today: Elliott Cannell, Coordinator of PAN Europe and Jim Mclaren of NFU Scotland discuss the future of UK pesticides legislation (22 November)

 
Information: Stærk lobbyisme betyder flere pesticider (7 Novmember)

 
NFU warning over EU Regulation 1 November 2008

BBC Breakfast: Interview with Elliott Cannell, Coordinator, PAN Europe (1 November)
BBC News: Pesticide ban 'threat to farming' (1 November)

 
Highest ever levels of pesticides in foods 15 October 2008

Sunday Herald: Record level of pesticides on fruit and veg (26 October)
Farmers Weekly: Pesticide industry defends its record (21 October)
Európa Rádió: A report in “Svédasztal” (17 October)
RTBF TV: Interview with Valérie Xhonneux, Inter Environnement Wallonie (16 October)
RTL TV1: Interview with Valérie Xhonneux, Inter Environnement Wallonie (16 October)
Europe 1: De plus en plus de pesticides dans les fruits, légumes et céréales (16 October) Interview with François Veillerette, President of MDRGF
LCI: Alimentation: Toujours plus de pesticides dans nos fruits et légumes (16 October) Interview of Aurèle Clemencin, Campaigner at MDRGF
BBC Radio 4, Farming Today: Interview with Elliott Cannell, Coordinator, PAN Europe (16 October)
Politiken: Mere sprøjtegift i EU-grøntsager e (16 October)
Nagyvarad.ro: Európában mérgezhet az élelmiszer (16 October)
24 Ur.com: Rakotvorni pesticidi v hrani (16 October)
Zurnal24: Rim gori, senat pa razpravlja (16 October)
France Info: Les pesticides gagnent de plus en plus nos assiettes (15 October) Interview with François Veillerette, President of MDRGF
Agrarisch Dagblad: Groente, fruit en graan bevat meer residuen (15 October)

 
BBC Politics Show: Interview with Elliott Cannell (12 October)

 
New standards on pesticides violate food safety 28 August 2008

Slovak National Radio: 'New EU limits for pesticides' (18 September)
Interview with Daniel Lesinsky, CEPTA (PAN Europe board member)
Slovenian Press Agency: Nova pravila EU o ostankih pesticidov v hrani in krmi (1 September)
Liberation: Alerte aux pesticides dans les aliments (1 September)
Corriere della sera Radio: Interview with Francesco Ferrante, Legambiente (29 August)
TFI: Plus de pesticides dans nos aliments? (28 August)
Interview with Francois Veillerette, President of MDRGF (PAN Europe board member)
20minutes.fr: Des ONG inquiètes (28 August)
Interview with Francois Veillerette, President of MDRGF (PAN Europe board member)
Ózd Városi TV: Interview with Janos Pal, Levego Munkacsoport (28 August)
Tageblatt: Pesticides dans les aliments: des ONG tirent la sonnette d'alarme (28 August)

 
BBC South East: Interview with Elliott Cannell (14 August)

 
European Voice: Pointing the finger at pesticides (31 July)

 
UK government lobbies to keep hazardous pesticides on the menu 2 July 2008

The Economist: A balance of risk (4 July)
BBC Radio 4 - The Today Programme: EU rules could 'reduce UK crops' (3 July)
Dr Ian Denholm of Rothamsted Research Institute and Elliott Cannell from Pesticide Action Network debate the issue
BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today: Radio interview with Elliott Cannell, Coordinator of PAN Europe (2 July)
BBC Radio Humberside: Radio interview with Elliott Cannell, Coordinator of PAN Europe (2 July)

 
Ministers approve pesticide blacklist 23 May 2008

Chemistry World: EU pesticide threat (25 June)
BBC Radio 4: Radio interview with Elliott Cannell, Coordinator of PAN Europe (2 July)

 
Commission comes out fighting 19 May 2008

Euractiv: Pesticides: EU remains divided on substances

 
Eliminating the worst pesticide residues from the food chain 15 May 2008

BBC Radio 4: Radio interview with Elliott Cannell, Coordinator of PAN Europe

 
European wines systematically contaminated 26 March 2008

Sueddeutsche Zeitung: Verseuchte Tropfen
International Herald Tribune: NGO study: Pesticides found in EU wines
BBC Radio 4: Radio interview with Elliott Cannell, Coordinator of PAN Europe
Agora Vox: Televised interview with Francois Veillerette, Director of PAN Europe
La Press (Canada): Le Vin Contaminé par des Résidus de Pesticides
SABC: Radio interview with Elliott Cannell, Coordinator of PAN Europe
Daily Telegraph (Australia): EU wine contaminated with pesticides
Die Berger: Gifstowwe in SA wyn

 
PAN Europe condemns 'corporate cowboys' 5 February 2008


 
Hazardous Pesticides in the European Parliament 10 October 2007

Spiegel: Gift-Obst für EU-Parlamentarier
France 2: Televised interview with Grazia Cioci, a spokesperson for PAN Europe
Europe 1: Des pesticides dans les fruits européens
Die Presse: EU-Parlament entschärft Pestizid-Verbot (23 October)
Euractiv: Pesticides: groups raise pressure ahead of EP vote
Viva: 14 pesticides sur les fraises!
Que Chosir: Des fruits européens contaminés (12 October)

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