Press releases

January 12, 2023 - 08:00

Pesticides banned by the EU because of harm and danger are still in our food or environment. Many EU countries continue to allow their use. In a new report, PAN Europe exposes the widespread abuse of emergency derogations in the EU. 

December 7, 2022 - 14:21

Les ONGs belge et européenne Nature & Progrès et PAN Europe ont conjointement demandé au Conseil d’Etat belge qu’il suspende immédiatement l’autorisation de deux insecticides à base de Cyperméthrine. Pour les ONGs, ces autorisations ne sont pas conformes à la réglementation européenne sur les pesticides. Les autorités belges exposent systématiquement et sans fondement légal les citoyens et l’environnement à de nombreuses substances particulièrement toxiques pour lesquelles des alternatives existent.

December 7, 2022 - 11:10

De Belgische en Europese NGO's Nature & Progrès en PAN Europe hebben de Belgische Raad van State gezamenlijk verzocht de toelating van twee insecticiden op basis van cypermethrin onmiddellijk op te schorten. Voor de NGO's zijn deze toelatingen niet in overeenstemming met de Europese verordening inzake bestrijdingsmiddelen. De Belgische autoriteiten stellen de burgers en het milieu systematisch en ten onrechte bloot aan tal van bijzonder giftige stoffen waarvoor alternatieven bestaan.

December 5, 2022 - 09:09

As the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Council convenes its 171st Session today, PAN (Pesticide Action Network) Europe, calls upon the agency to demonstrate bold leadership on climate action by immediately rescinding its two-year-old agreement with CropLife International, the global association of the world’s biggest pesticide manufacturers.

November 30, 2022 - 17:07

Ahead of 3 December Global No Pesticides Day,  More than 326 civil society organisations from across the globe, institutions and trade unions have published a Joint Statement demanding a ban on the export of hazardous chemicals that are forbidden in the EU. They urge the European Commission not to postpone the promised legislative proposal to achieve this.

November 28, 2022 - 07:49

Vice-President Jourová and Commissioner Kyriakides receive Bees ECI demands

November 23, 2022 - 13:42

November 25th – Commissionaires Jourová and Kyriakides receive Bees ECI demands

November 15, 2022 - 13:32

Today, sufficient EU Member States blocked the Commission's proposal in the Appeal Committee to extend the expiring authorisation of glyphosate for an extra year. Pesticide Action Network Europe welcomes the well-justified decision since there is enough scientific evidence regarding the unacceptable risk of glyphosate use to human health and the environment.

November 10, 2022 - 08:46

The European Commission has just published a proposal for a Commission implementing regulation on co-formulants[1]. PAN Europe considers that the current proposal is not in line with EU law, and will not enable a proper protection of citizens and the environment against these - yet non-regulated - chemicals. The Commission is trying to transfer the burden of assessing their toxicity onto the shoulders of Member States, while not ensuring they receive sufficient information from the industry to carry out the work.

October 19, 2022 - 10:52

Results of the Pesticide-CheckUp, a citizens’ science action initiated by the civil society alliance Good Food Good Farming with the support of 10 national partner organisations, reveal that harmful pesticides frequently used in agriculture and public spaces can be detected in the hair of every third person.  

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