AGM September 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Day One, 4 September
Towards Sustainable Pesticide Use Reduction Across Europe – from Words to Action

9:00 – Workshop introduction
Welcome from PAN Europe and NM Friends of the Earth Bulgaria Welcome from Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture & Food, by Anton Velichkov, General Director of the National Service for Plant Protection

9:25 - Pesticide use across the EU

9.40 – European pesticide legislation

  • 'Crucial elements from the new sustainable use directive - where will a change be needed?' by Dobrinka Pavlova, Head of Operative Plant Protection Department in the National Service for Plant Protection.

10:40 - Press conference

11:25 - The different EU models

12:10 - Open discussion
The way forward, chaired by Valentina Lukova, PAN-E/NM FoE Bulgaria

14.30 – Open Discussion
How to ensure a serious implementation? chaired by Daniel Lesinsky, PAN-E/CEPTA Slovakia

16.15 – Open discussion
Willingness to engage along the food chain, chaired by Stephanie Williamson, PAN-E/PAN UK, United Kingdom

  • 'When retailers are willing to engage', by Dr. Josef Lueneburg-Wolthaus, REWE supermarkets, Germany
  • 'When the state is willing to engage', by Tiziano Galessi, Agricultural department of Emilia Romagna regional authority, Italy

17.30 – End of the workshop

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