Every year one European city with over 100.000 inhabitants is chosen as Europe’s Green Capital, the winning city commits to a number of environmental, biodiversity and climate goals.
A few days ago, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released the annual report on pesticides residues in food. While the Authority claims that 93% of tested food does not exceed the Maximum Residue Level (MRL), a finer analysis of the available shows that the EFSA’s communication is misleading.
In 2012 Health Commissioner Dalli demanded a review of the insecticide and nerve poison Chlorprifos because of new evidence put forward by academic studies that showed harmful effects caused by the pesticide.
Commission health service DG SANCO is on its way to develop an escape route for endocrine disrupting pesticides that will be banned in future.
“Vinschgau: Cultural Region in South Tirol” – this advertisement promotes a cultural landscape in northern Italy that has developed over the last 1000 years.
The first week of April 2014, Brussels hosts a series of conferences dealing with bees and pollination. One of these, the Bee Week will take place for the third consecutive year at the European Parliament.
In 2011, PAN Europe started a complaint at the Ombudsman on the EFSA Working Group on TTC (Threshold of Toxicological Concern), a statistical approach for risk assessment substituting safety testing.
Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) has today sent another letter to Commissioner Borg, questioning how seriously Member States have implemented the Directive on Sustainable Use of Pesticides, and encouraging the European Commission to take further action.
Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) finds it deplorable that the European Commission did not manage to agree on a set of delegated acts answering such a simple question as to whether or not to authorise pesticides in ecological focus areas (EFA).
PAN Europe research reveals a covered multi-year orchestrated industry lobby to stop adopted policy to protect people against the harms of everyday consumption of pesticide mixtures.