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Thursday, May 7, 2020

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

Some EU Member States sometimes invoke a contradiction between EU regulations in order to justify lack of action to reduce pesticide use in their own jurisdictions.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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

Spring is upon us, a time when nature reawakens and pollinators finally come out again!

Friday, January 17, 2020

Non-sprayed areas near houses: latest updates on the stormy French debate

During the Covid-19 lock-down, the French Agriculture Ministry authorizes the reduction of the pesticide bufferstrips near houses without public consultation.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

EFSA’s pilot studies on Cumulative Risk Assessment- Institutions’ toxic smoothie mix?

Fourteen years have passed since the EU’s legal mandate to evaluate the impact of pesticide mixtures on human health, yet only in September this year did EFSA launch

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

PAN Europe’s reaction to leaked draft EU Green Deal

PAN Europe recalls that three mission letters - issued by Ursula von der Leyen to Agriculture, Health and Environment (then) Commissioners-delegate - pointed to reducing pesticide dependency and the promotion of non-chemical alternatives as top priorities for the new ex

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Labbé Law colloquium – Assessment and prospects: towards zero pesticides in non-agricultural areas ?

On the 25th of October, PAN Europe was invited by French Senator Joël Labbé and Noé Association to participate in a colloquium on the 2014 Labbé Law, which prohibits the use of pesticides by municipalities since 2017 and by non-professionals starting from 2019.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Civil society and beekeepers join forces to ask the European Parliament to protect bees from toxic pesticides!

Since the 2018 ban on neonicotinoids, many citizens might think that bees are now fully protected from toxic pesticides in the EU. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

Monday, September 2, 2019

"Free from pesticides, Italy begins with municipalities": the conference giving voice to mayors

On June 12th, at Sala Aranciera of the Orto Botanico in Rome, a number of Italian mayors told the stories of local communities that have taken action to protect the health of citizens and the environment from the dangers posed by synthetic agrochemicals, starting from c

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

SUD implementation still lamentably inadequate: how linking it to the CAP could help

The European Commission’s Progress Report on the implementation plan to increase the availability of low-risk plant protection products and accelerate implementation of integrated pest management in Member States.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Pesticide Action Week 2019- together for a pesticide free future!

Pesticide Action Week is a grassroots initiative orchestrated by Générations Futures, Pan Europe member organisation in France, taking place during the first ten days of every spring (20th-30th of March) when usually the spraying of pesticides resumes.

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