Press releases

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Top EU officials fought for higher pesticide exposure - secret documents show

Health officials protected use of 32 dangerous pesticides

9 May 2019, Brussels - Newly released European Commission documents reveal a fight to cripple important European pesticide protections.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Brussels 2 May 2019

On 7th May in Berlin a gathering of leading scientists in toxicology and pesticides will come together to review the important recent research from Brazilian scientists and make connections between the commercial European export of chemicals banned in Europe due to health risk and their use in record levels in Brazilian food, grain and energy production.  

Friday, April 19, 2019

Press Communication

Brussels, 18/04/2019

Parliament urges the Commission to take regulatory action on EDCs without delay

Today, PAN Europe and the civil society[1] applaud the European Parliament for standing by the European citizens and adopting a resolution that addresses a long-known concern: daily exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may cause harm to ourselves, our children, the environment and all its species.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

A world’s water day worthy of its name: Protecting our waters from pesticides

Water is essential for life. Yet, intensive agricultural practices release tons of pesticides into our water resources every year putting the aquatic environment and all life that depends upon it at great risk. The fact that just 40% of the water tested in Europe is in ‘good ecological status’, is a disgrace.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Today marks the first day of “Pesticide Action Week” (1), a ten-day celebration of activities for a pesticide-free world. On this day, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe urges EU Member States and the European Commission to take the first step and ban all non-agricultural uses of pesticides.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The European Parliament has today adopted an own initiative report on the implementation of the EU Directive on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (SUD). PAN Europe welcomes the vote and emphasises that this report can help to speed up implementation of the Directive, which is long overdue.

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