Press releases

May 22, 2014 - 12:00

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.

May 20, 2014 - 12:00

Commission health service DG SANCO is on its way to develop an escape route for endocrine disrupting pesticides that will be banned in future.

April 1, 2014 - 12:00

“Vinschgau: Cultural Region in South Tirol” – this advertisement promotes a cultural landscape in northern Italy that has developed over the last 1000 years.

March 31, 2014 - 12:00

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.

March 28, 2014 - 12:00

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.

March 27, 2014 - 12:00

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.

March 12, 2014 - 12:00

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).

February 4, 2014 - 12:00

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.

January 27, 2014 - 12:00

Growing of genetically engineered plants likely to increase spraying of “agent orange herbicide”  - if approved, it could be imported into the EU as GM animal feed.

December 16, 2013 - 12:00

According to pesticide Regulation 1107/2009 European Commission should present “a draft of the measures concerning specific scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine disrupting properties” by December 14, 2013.

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