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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The Industry's Toxic Influence on the European Union's Legislation

On 15 March 2022, Pesticide Action Network Europe joined  a protest at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Brussels.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

The European Commission draft proposal to 'reduce' pesticides is a major disappointment

The European Commission has promised to restrict the use of pesticides. This is about time, for numerous researches show the damage to our health and the devastating effect on nature, biodiversity and water quality.

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).

Friday, June 11, 2021

Growing sugar beets without neonicotinoids? Austrian farmer testimony show it’s possible

Since their approval in the EU in the 1990s, neonicotinoids have been widely criticized, and then proven to be harmful to bees and other pollinators, as well as to biodiversity as a whole. Several studies also indicate the toxicity of these pesticides on human health.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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

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 possibilities

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

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?

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

As civil society and beekeepers have applauded the 2018 ban on outdoor uses of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides, citizens might be led to believe that pro

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