Press releases

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: 

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.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Brussels, 7th June 2021 - Ignoring cancer risks, a family of unstable pesticides was given flawed approval by a controversial EU food safety agency, according to our new report ‘EFSA, Science or Ideology?. The substances could help explain rising rates of breast and prostate cancer. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Brussels, 1st June 2021 - The webinar "Pesticide-Free Towns for a Pesticide-Free Planet", organized by Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe will have a multi-perspective approach and will be held today June 1st at 5 pm.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Brussels, 20 May 2021 - While European decision makers all claim we need to do more to protect bees and biodiversity, the latest developments in bees’ protection against pesticides shows us that decision-makers still give priority to agribusiness over protection of the environment. The Bee Guidance Document, Sulfoxaflor and Cypermethrin are some of the ongoing discussions at EU-level that tell us that Member States keep pushing for maintaining bee-toxic pesticides in our environment.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Brussels, 6 May 2021 - Today, the European Court of Justice has confirmed that the European Commission was entitled to ban the use of neonics on bee-attractive crops in 2013, in its jugement [1] on the appeal case opposing Bayer to the European Commission. The Luxembourg-based institution backed the use of the precautionary principle and that, even in case of uncertainty, the European Commission was entitled to make such restrictions.

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