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.
Spring is upon us, a time when nature reawakens and pollinators finally come out again!
During the Covid-19 lock-down, the French Agriculture Ministry authorizes the reduction of the pesticide bufferstrips near houses without public consultation.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.