Press releases

Friday, October 15, 2021

On 21 and 22 October, the national representatives of the PAFF committee are invited to vote on the renewal of two active substances with well-known disruptive properties (Cypermethrin) or highly suspected (Flumioxazin).

Salome Roynel, campaigner at PAN Europe said, “These two substances clearly do not meet the approval criteria to remain on the European market. With these two proposals, DG SANTE is flouting both its legal and political commitments.”

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

During a meeting[1] on the impact assessment linked to the revision of the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive (SUD), the consultant has disclosed the different options, as proposed by DG Sante. The obvious lack of ambition is in complete contradiction with the objectives of the Farm-to-Fork and the Biodiversity Strategies. The approach taken will prevent the objective of 50% cut in pesticides by 2030 from becoming a reality.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Jointly with over 200 organisations across Europe, PAN Europe is preparing to celebrate the success of the second anti-pesticides European Citizens Initiative (ECI), having collected over 1 million signatures from across Europe. If this ECI is validated by the European Commission, both the European Commission and the European Parliament will have to respond to the demands of the citizens for a synthetic pesticide-free and bee-friendly agriculture.

Monday, September 27, 2021

The EU Pollinator Week starting today is a perfect occasion to garner more support for the ‘Save Bees and Farmers’ European Citizens’ Initiative that has four more days to reach its target of 1 million signatures.

The timely and ambitious European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) ‘Save Bees and Farmers’ is going strong with over 970 000 signatures so far. However, for the initiative to be successful more signatures are still required with only four days to go.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Pesticides sprayed in rural areas make their way to citizens’ bedrooms.

A study[1] initiated by the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) Save Bees and Farmers[2] has found that throughout the EU, bedroom dust from rural areas contains significant numbers of pesticide residues.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Pope Francis received a representative of the anti-pesticides European Citizens' Initiative "Save Bees and Farmers"

Pope Francis received today Annemarie Gluderer, the representative of the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) “Save Bees and Farmers”, to express his support for efforts to protect bees from the dangerous effects of pesticides.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

The Webinar alerts you to the perils of pesticide exposure in public areas and the benefits of a pesticide-free future for EU citizens

Watch the video recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTeRxaD0uOc 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

During the AGRIFISH council meeting on 28 June, a vast majority of Member States have backed the proposal from the European Commission to set the acceptable level of pesticide harm to honey bee colonies at 10% mortality. While politicians claim the 10% agreement is a political success[1], PAN Europe believes this agreement will continue to damage European pollinators and insects in general. This is in opposition with the Biodiversity Strategy from the European Green Deal.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

After having twice supported the Farm to Fork’s commitment[1][2] to review pesticides import tolerances, taking into account environmental aspects, the Council is now completely shifting away from its word in the CAP trilogue.This unacceptable U-turn could nip in the bud the NGOs call and the ongoing work of the European Commission to put an end to pesticides double-residues standards in food (e.g.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Bruxelles, le 10 juin - Dans le cadre d’une discussion traînant depuis 2013, la Belgique soutient une mortalité acceptable de 23% des abeilles, suite à une exposition aux pesticides. Par comparaison, la Suède, la France ou les Pays-Bas soutiennent un maximum de 7% acceptable. Le Ministre Clarinval place notre pays du côté des pays pro-pesticides, aux côtés de l’Espagne, de la Grèce ou encore de la Hongrie.

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