Brussels, 23 February 2017
SHAME ON YOU EFSA: 12 years of inaction, 12 years of failing to protect the public against the harms of pesticide mixtures in food
Bee Emergency Call: Hearing at European Court of Justice on Bayer/Syngenta vs. European Commission on the neonicotinoids ban. In the meantime, the ban is flouted as countries exploit legal loophole...
The provision of false or incomplete information is a very common tactic the industry makes use of in order to cast doubt among decision makers. After the November 2016 publication of 2 new EFSA reports reiterating the high risk of neonicotinoids on bees, the pesticide industry and industrial farming lobby are doubling their efforts to influence decision-makers and increase pressure on the European Commission to maintain their products on the market.
The substitution of animal testing of chemicals by non-animal testing prediction systems (NATPS) could lead to large-scale misuse of these systems, the new PAN Europe report "AOP, the trojan horse for industry lobby tools?" warns. The still immature NATPS were originally intended for chemicals in cosmetics where animal testing is banned.
28 November 2016 – Happy birthday! But, again, no gift!! The European Commission is two years late in delivering a simple report, failing to ensure implementation of the Sustainable Use Directive on Pesticides.
PAN Europe Supports the European Citizens Initiative #People4Soil
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5th, 2016
In observation of World Soil Day, today December 5th, 2016, Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) stands in solidarity with the #People4Soil campaign and 430 other organisations to extend important protections to our soil.
2 December 2016: Open debate at the EP on the Commission's upcoming proposal to ban pesticide use in ecological focus areas
Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) has welcomed the European Commission's intention to proceed with its proposal to ban the use of pesticides in productive Ecological Focus Areas (EFA) as soon as possible and in time for the 2017/18 planting season at the latest. The proposal is being made in the context of the simplification of the 2013 CAP reform based on experience to date.
Brussels, 15 November 2016
Another inconvenient truth: pesticides companies flood EU institutions paying millions of euros in lobbying
The draft legal act proposed last June by EU Commission on the criteria to identify endocrine disrupting pesticides/biocides has generated so far little support by EU Member States in the Commission’s Standing Committee meetings. The Commission now has no choice but to radically change their draft in order to find a (qualified) majority among Member States in the next meeting.