February 2024


At the European Council of 1 February, the President of the European Commission committed to launch a thorough analysis of the administrative burden weighing on farmers’ shoulders. This assessment will focus on farmers’ concerns regarding the administrative burden stemming from the EU regulatory framework as well as from national rules.

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October 2023

EFSA neurotoxicity workshop agreed minutes: 7-8 September 2022

September 2023

Commission Response to Council Decision (EU) 2022/2572 of 19 December 2022

Council Decision (EU) 2022/2572 of 19 December 20221 requested the Commission to submit to the Council a study complementing the impact assessment of the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the sustainable use of plant protection products and amending Regulation (EU) 2021/2115, and to propose follow-up actions, if appropriate, in view of the outcomes of the study.

May 2023

Science-based regulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals in Europe: which approach?

Endocrine disruptors are defined by WHO as “exogenous compounds or mixtures that alter function(s) of the endocrine system and consequently cause adverse effects in an intact organism, or its progeny, or (sub) populations”.1 European Union (EU) laws on pesticides (plant protection products regulation [PPPR]) and biocide products regulation (BPR), enacted in 2009 and 2012, respectively, place restrictions on the use of active substances with severe forms of toxicity, including carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, reproductive toxicity, and endocrine disruption.

May 2023

Let’s stop the manipulation of science

Around a hundred scientists ask Europe and the international community to act against endocrine disrupting chemicals. They condemn the use of strategies for manufacturing doubt employed by industries in the climate change battle.

February 2023

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT - (First Chamber) 19 January 2023

February 2023

Use of neonicotinoid-treated seeds letters

February 2023

Bulgarian Ministry withdraw the emergency authorisation for treating corn with imidacloprid

March 2022

Why join PAN Europe

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) was founded in 1982 and is a network of over 600 nongovernmental organisations, institutions, and individuals in over 60 countries working to minimise the negative effects of hazardous pesticides and to replace their use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. Our projects and campaigns are coordinated by five autonomous regional centres. PAN Europe is the regional centre in Europe.

December 2021

Attachments: EU pesticide regulation and Green Deal under attack

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