(Brussels, 16 October 2018) At a meeting on 23-24 October 2018, European Commission Directorate General for Health will propose to EU Member States a ban on 11 pesticide active substances. Most of the active substances concerned have been available on the EU market for decades, finally the risks they pose to either human health or the environment have been deemed unacceptable by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
(Brussels, 15th October 2018)
POSITION PAPER on the New Delivery Model of the Common Agricultural Policy: How the CAP should deliver on reducing the EU’s dependency on pesticides
PAN Europe has published today its position paper proposing how the European Commission’s legislative proposals on the New Delivery Model of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) should be changed to deliver on reducing EU’s dependency on pesticides.
(Brussels, 27th September) Members of the European Parliament and European mayors who have gathered today at the European Parliament for a roundtable to discuss European policies, local strategies and future perspectives for pesticide free towns have signed a joint declaration calling on the European Institutions for a total ban on non-agricultural uses of pesticide. PAN Europe applauds the declaration and stresses the urgent need for a Europe wide ban on non-agricultural uses of pesticides.
As discussions about a European Commission proposal on the transparency of EU food safety data are underway in both the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, organisers of the #StopGlyphosate European Citizens’ Initiative today warned that to live up to its promising objectives, the proposal must be amended.
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26 July 2018
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Health, environment and civil society groups join Brussels region in legal challenge over glyphosate renewal
DG Sante determined to ban 4 hazardous pesticides despite Member States’ opposition
Yesterday, EU Member States were asked for the second time to vote on the ban of malathion, diquat, thiram and pymetrozine in an appeal committee. The European Commission was obliged to have this second round of votes as too many Member States were opposing a ban on these highly toxic substances despite the negative opinions provided by the European Food Safety Authority. A second ‘no-opinion’ vote was obtained.
NEW REPORT : Alternatives to Glyphosate
Working with nature and “many little hammers”
PAN Europe today has published an updated edition of its report on alternative to glyphosate as a contribution to the ongoing discussions among some Member States, led by France, on phasing out glyphosate and promoting alternatives.