Press releases

June 12, 2006 - 12:00

European Union Commissioners must tomorrow choose between protecting citizens' health or knuckling under to a coalition of powerful pesticide producers.

January 18, 2006 - 12:00

Within the next ten days the European Commission is seeking approval by the Member States to authorise a number of dangerous pesticides(1) for use within Europe - several of which are mutagenic, hormone disrupting or toxic to reproduction.

March 2, 2004 - 12:00

Environmental Groups and Trade Unions Mount Legal Challenge to European Commission Approval of Toxic Herbicide Paraquat.

November 20, 2003 - 12:00

Today the Pesticides Action Network (PAN) Europe and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) hold an international conference in Copenhagen on 'Reducing pesticide dependency in Europe to protect health, environment and biodiversity'.

October 3, 2003 - 12:00

The EU failed to ban Paraquat, one of the most dangerous and controversial herbicides in the world.

April 8, 2003 - 12:00

To: The Member States' representatives of the Commission's Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health involved in examining active substances in plant protection products (Directive 91/414/EEC).

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