Environment and health NGOs are concerned that in their plenary vote(1) tomorrow, MEPs will probably reconfirm the weak cross-party compromise previously reached in the Environment Committee, which aims to improve the Commission's weak proposal for a Directive on priority substances and environmental quality standards for water.
During the Third Conference of Parties to the Stockholm Convention this week in Dakar Senegal, Director of the World Health Organization Office on Public Health and Environment Dr Maria Neira stated categorically that WHO strongly supports the Stockholm Convention, and is committed to reducing reliance on DDT in malaria control.
Pesticide Action Network applauds move toward prior informed consent requirement for trade of toxic pesticide endosulfan.
Rising rates of mental and behavioural disorders could be slowed by tighter EU pesticide regulation, a Harvard University professor will tell the European Parliament today.
EU authorities will shortly announce whether they will authorise Fipronil, an active substance used in the manufacture of new insecticides.
This week, the European Commission released the latest EU monitoring results of pesticides residues in food showing alarming levels of contamination.
Groups denounce scandalous "clean bill of health" for DDT, call for solutions to malaria that don't put children at risk.
Strong opposition by Member States and environmental and health NGOs caused the European Commission yesterday to give in and apply more precaution in authorising highly toxic pesticides.
Tomorrow, dozens of Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) representatives from all regions in Europe will gather in a conference to demand national Governments, European Institutions and private companies a stronger commitment towards the reduction of pesticide use in Europe.
After a year's delay, the European Commission today adopted its 'Thematic Strategy on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides', with a proposal to revise the EU pesticides market authorisation rules. It also issued a proposal for a Framework Directive on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides.