Press releases

September 30, 2021 - 11:06

Jointly with over 200 organisations across Europe, PAN Europe is preparing to celebrate the success of the second anti-pesticides European Citizens Initiative (ECI), having collected over 1 million signatures from across Europe. If this ECI is validated by the European Commission, both the European Commission and the European Parliament will have to respond to the demands of the citizens for a synthetic pesticide-free and bee-friendly agriculture.

September 27, 2021 - 11:19

The EU Pollinator Week starting today is a perfect occasion to garner more support for the ‘Save Bees and Farmers’ European Citizens’ Initiative that has four more days to reach its target of 1 million signatures.

The timely and ambitious European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) ‘Save Bees and Farmers’ is going strong with over 970 000 signatures so far. However, for the initiative to be successful more signatures are still required with only four days to go.

September 21, 2021 - 09:12

Pesticides sprayed in rural areas make their way to citizens’ bedrooms.

A study[1] initiated by the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) Save Bees and Farmers[2] has found that throughout the EU, bedroom dust from rural areas contains significant numbers of pesticide residues.

September 8, 2021 - 16:33

Pope Francis received a representative of the anti-pesticides European Citizens' Initiative "Save Bees and Farmers"

Pope Francis received today Annemarie Gluderer, the representative of the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) “Save Bees and Farmers”, to express his support for efforts to protect bees from the dangerous effects of pesticides.

July 1, 2021 - 10:28

The webinar “No to pesticides in our playgrounds, schools and public areas”, organized jointly by PAN Europe (Pesticide Action Network), EDC-Free Europe, Child Right International network (CRIN) and Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Sarah Wiener (Greens), Jytte Guteland (Social Democrats) and Martin Hojsik (Renew Europe) scheduled for June 30th, 2 pm will be a multi-faceted roundtable discussion.

June 29, 2021 - 12:43

During the AGRIFISH council meeting on 28 June, a vast majority of Member States have backed the proposal from the European Commission to set the acceptable level of pesticide harm to honey bee colonies at 10% mortality. While politicians claim the 10% agreement is a political success[1], PAN Europe believes this agreement will continue to damage European pollinators and insects in general. This is in opposition with the Biodiversity Strategy from the European Green Deal.

June 22, 2021 - 09:47

After having twice supported the Farm to Fork’s commitment[1][2] to review pesticides import tolerances, taking into account environmental aspects, the Council is now completely shifting away from its word in the CAP trilogue.This unacceptable U-turn could nip in the bud the NGOs call and the ongoing work of the European Commission to put an end to pesticides double-residues standards in food (e.g.

June 10, 2021 - 15:44

Dans le cadre d’une discussion traînant depuis 2013, la Belgique soutient une mortalité acceptable de 23% des abeilles, suite à une exposition aux pesticides. Par comparaison, la Suède, la France ou les Pays-Bas soutiennent un maximum de 7% acceptable. Le Ministre Clarinval place notre pays du côté des pays pro-pesticides, aux côtés de l’Espagne, de la Grèce ou encore de la Hongrie.

June 7, 2021 - 09:42

Ignoring cancer risks, a family of unstable pesticides was given flawed approval by a controversial EU food safety agency, according to our new report ‘EFSA, Science or Ideology?’. The substances could help explain rising rates of breast and prostate cancer. 

June 1, 2021 - 12:47

The webinar "Pesticide-Free Towns for a Pesticide-Free Planet", organized by Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe will have a multi-perspective approach and will be held today June 1st at 5 pm.

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