Friday, June 25, 2021

Agrichemicals: European Commission’s Recurrent Lack of Ambition Stands in the Way of Tackling Farmer’s Dependency on Pesticides!

Today, DG Sante has convened stakeholders in a meeting where it presented its proposal for carrying out an impact assessment of the revision of the so-called Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive (SUD). Three options are put on the table in terms of pesticides reduction objectives:

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Italian Court confirms municipalities are entitled to ban the use of pesticides

Brussels, 26 May 2021 - A few days ago, the Italian Council of State confirmed the possibility for the city of Conegliano, located in the Prosecco wine production area, to ban the use of synthetic pesticides on its territory, hence confirming the Italian case law and giving more

Friday, March 26, 2021

Soil is our ally yet we treat it as an enemy : Why are healthy soils key to a sustainable agricultural model ?

An opinion by Michael Hamell, former Head of Unit, Agriculture, Forests & Soil, Directorate General for Environment, European Commission

Friday, February 26, 2021

PAN Europe takes the issue of pesticide derogations to the Court of Justice of the European Union

Brussels, 26 February 2021 - Following the derogations provided to farmers by the Belgian state for the use of neonicotinoids on sugar beets, PAN Europe, its member Nature & Progrès Belgique and a Belgian beekeeper have taken the Belgian state to Court.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Is German EU Presidency about to Break the European Green Deal?


European pesticide legislation is currently failing to fully protect the health of European citizens and the environment - what has happened to what was widely promoted as one of the most stringent pesticide legislative frameworks in the world? At the core of this framework is the:

Friday, July 10, 2020

We are looking for a Communication and Policy Intern!

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe is a non-profit organisation working to eliminate dependency on chemical pesticides and have them replaced with ecologically sound alternatives.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Pesticides keep killing bees in the EU

Pesticides keep killing bees in the EU



Thursday, May 7, 2020

Banning active substances and plant-protection products in Member-States: is EU law a “barrier” to national prohibitions?

Banning active substances and plant-protection products in Member-States: is EU law a “barrier” to national prohibitions?


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Pesticide Action Week 2020 - together for a pesticide free future!


Pesticide Action Week 2020

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