Press releases

May 21, 2019 - 09:38

​Unique worldwide scientific study on pesticide contamination of playgrounds in South-Tyrol (Italy) published. Research team shares concerns about endocrine disruptors.

May 9, 2019 - 00:01

Newly released European Commission documents reveal a fight to cripple important European pesticide protections.

May 2, 2019 - 12:04

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.  

April 19, 2019 - 09:18

Today, PAN Europe and the civil society[1] applaud the European Parliament for standing up for 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.

March 22, 2019 - 11:52

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.

March 20, 2019 - 10:51

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.

February 14, 2019 - 16:02

The European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (COM ENVI) has today adopted an opinion on the reform of EUs Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). PAN Europe welcomes the vote and emphasises that by lifting the environment, health and climate ambitions of the CAP reform, COM ENVI has contributed to create longer term perspectives for both farmers and all EU citizens and taxpayers.

February 12, 2019 - 14:26

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.

January 28, 2019 - 13:25

The EU Directive on Sustainable Use of Pesticides (SUDP) was adopted in 2009 (1) with the aim of reducing the use and harmful impacts of pesticide use across the EU. Article 15 of the SUD calls for the establishment of a set of harmonised risk and use indicators to monitor the impact of the Directive on pesticide use.

Within the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF), held on 25th January 2019, the majority of EU Member States approved the following set of Harmonised Risk Indicators (HRI) (2):

January 23, 2019 - 16:50

Members of the Environment Committee (ENVI) adopted yesterday an own initiative report on the implementation of the EU Directive on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides. While the report does contain some interesting recommendations, it falls short in one essential way: defining what Integrated Pest Management really is and providing concrete proposals on ways forward!

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