Press releases

May 25, 2011 - 12:00

Germany and the UK have produced a joint position paper on how the criteria for endocrine disrupting pesticides need to be developed.

May 4, 2011 - 12:00

Time has come to round up glyphosate! The European Commission has delayed a planned re-assessment of glyphosate, a potentially harmful chemical used as a herbicide, to allow chemical companies a three-year extension to complete applications.

April 1, 2011 - 12:00

Environmental law organisation ClientEarth and Pesticides Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) have launched a case in the General Court of the European Union against the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

March 1, 2011 - 12:00

The newly published guidance on the use of science in pesticide approvals by European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) downgrades work by independent scientists in favour of industry studies.

January 26, 2011 - 12:00

New report of PAN-Europe on loopholes, derogations & backdoors in EU pesticide authorisations.

January 21, 2011 - 12:00

Today the decision on a non-inclusion in Directive 91/414 of the pesticide 1,3-Dichloropropene was published in the Official Journal.

December 20, 2010 - 12:00

Today, the Environment Council of the European Union adopted its political agreement on a new authorisation system for household pesticides and other biocides.

December 15, 2010 - 12:00


EU Health and Consumer Affair's Commissionor John Dalli has been asked to encourage faster, stronger implementation of pesticides policy in an open letter from the Health and Environment Alliance and Pesticides Action Network Europe (1).

As a result of recent EU legislation, Member States are asked to reduce pesticide use to protect health and the environment. But groups are concerned that deadlines related to National Action Plans on the sustainable use of pesticides scheduled for 14 December 2011 and 2012 will not be met. (2)

November 18, 2010 - 12:00

While the proposal does enhance permanent pasture, green cover, crop rotation and ecological set-aside to become mandatory “greening” component of direct payments, the real potential of such an approach is not truly highlighted.

November 12, 2010 - 12:00

Spain, Italy and several other EU member states like Portugal and Belgium are pressurizing SANCO Commissioner Mr. Dalli to propose an approval of the nasty pesticide and soil fumigant 1,3-Dichloropropene in Council end of this month.

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