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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

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.

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