Briefings

December 2018

PAN position on the EC proposal for the establishment of 'Harmonised Risk Indicators' on pesticides

October 2018

Monitoring EU SUD compliance: PAN’s suggestions for better future auditing and implementation

Monitoring EU SUD compliance in Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands:

PAN’s suggestions for better future auditing and implementation

In 2017, the European Commission, the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, and Directorate F for Health and Food Audit Analyses (HFAA), undertook six fact-finding missions to evaluate the implementation of the EU Directive on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (SUD).

October 2018

Position Paper on CAP after 2020

PAN Europe's position on the proposal for a New Delivery Model for the CAP after 2020

This position paper responds to the legislative proposals on the CAP strategic plans released by the European Commission on 1st June 2018, with a focus on pesticide use, while also proposing fundamental improvements in the CAP to encourage the much-needed agro-ecological transition. 

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September 2018

Enacting a Europe-Wide Full Ban on Non-Agricultural Use of Pesticides

September 2018

Mixture toxicity of pesticide residues in food

Commission and EFSA propose to bury the topic of mixture toxicity of pesticide residues in food

-Industry infiltration in EFSA’s working groups caused 13 years of delay!

-Chosen assessment with (industry promoted) computer modelling unrealistic

-Proposed management decisions by Commission in today’s ScoFCAH will lead to ‘desired’ outcome

-Commercial interests prevail over health of EU citizens

September 2018

Transparency: Commission’s transparency practice at an all-time low

BRIEFING: Commission’s transparency practice at an all-time low

  1. Fully censored information in 67 relevant documents on endocrine disruption
  2. Commission entirely disrespects Luxembourg court verdict
  3. Commission misleads the public on the legal basis for refusal
  4. What to expect from new Commission transparency proposal?

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Annexes attached

 

July 2018

Briefing on negligible risk amendment

Amending first paragraph points 3.6.5 and 3.8.2 of Annex II from negligible exposure to negligible risk.

Highlights:

  • Increases permitted pesticide residues in food by hundreds even thousand times
  • Assumes “safe” levels of exposure to EDCs exist, which is scientifically unfound
  • Assumes that we have adequate testing to identify all ED-effects, which we don’t
  • Drastically changes the effectiveness of the scientific criteria on EDCs to protect human and environmental health from exposure to EDCs.
  • It is done undemocratically as it will not be done in co-decision with the Parliament
  • It contradicts the provisions of the regulation 1107/2009 which is based on the precautionary principle and aims to provide a high level of protection for humans, animals and the environment
  • ED pesticides will be used in open fields and end up as residue in our food, putting humans, animal and the environment at unknown risk
January 2018

Briefing on DG Sante overview report on the authorisation process of pesticides

Pesticide Action Network Europe comments on the European Commission (DG Sante) overview report (2017-6250-MR) on the authorisation process of pesticides in Member States

November 2017

Citizens form human banner to demand EU ban on glyphosate

EU decision makers must act now and vote no to new licence

Berlin/Amsterdam, 4 November 2017 – Today over 200 people formed a human banner at the Tempelhofer field in Berlin to demand that the EU bans glyphosate. On Thursday, 9 November, representatives of the EU’s 28 governments will vote on a proposal by the European Commission to renew the authorisation of the weedkiller for another five years. The message “Vote NO” formed by EU citizens called on Europeans decision-makers to reject the proposal.

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