Press releases

July 7, 2013 - 12:00

Despite the important and historic step in the right direction, the European Commission’s partial and possibly temporary ban on neonicotinoids does not entirely follow European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)’s opinion.

June 20, 2013 - 12:00

Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) has sent today a letter to Commissioner Borg questioning Member States’ seriousness in implementing the Directive on Sustainable Use of pesticides, identifying a number of lacking points encouraging the European Commission to take further action, so that we can finally start reducing EU agriculture dependency on external inputs.

June 13, 2013 - 12:00

Générations Futures and Pesticide Action Network Europe prove that our food contains residues of neonicotinoid family of insecticides implicated in the decline of bee colonies and urges the French Government as well as the European Union to take firm bans.

June 4, 2013 - 12:00

Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) heeft in opdracht van het ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu (IenM) de kwaliteit van het werk van het Ctgb (Commissie toelating van gewasbeschermingsmiddelen en biociden) onderzocht.

May 17, 2013 - 12:00

Two new pesticides for seed treatment, Sedexane, a Syngenta fungicide for wheat, and Penflufen, a Bayer fungicide for potatoes, both show high risks for birds according to the EFSA opinions.

May 6, 2013 - 12:00

Today, the European Commission has adopted "a package of measures to strengthen the enforcement of health and safety standards for the whole agri-food chain" and, as part of this, a proposal for an updated EC Common plant health regime.

May 2, 2013 - 12:00

Today an employee of German chemical multinational BASF, Mr. Bernhard van Ravenzwaay, will officially get a professor seat at Dutch agricultural university of Wageningen in exchange for BASF-funding.

April 29, 2013 - 12:00

PAN Europe warmly welcomes the vote of European Member States in favour of the proposal of the European Commission to ban 3 neonicotinoids (imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin) toxic to bees for 2 years. After nearly 20 years of fight of beekeepers and environmentalists, this historical vote is a strong signal given by Europe on environmental protection.

March 20, 2013 - 12:00

The opinion of the European Food Authority EFSA on endocrine disruption as published today is a big disappointment for PAN Europe.

March 20, 2013 - 12:00

Last Friday, Member States obtained no qualified majority on the vote on the proposal of the European Commission to temporary ban 3 harmful neonicotinoid insecticides to bees.

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