Letter to Commissioners Timmermans and Kyriakides on the Bee Guidance Document and Specific Protection Goals
Dear Commissioner Kyriakides, Dear Vice-president Timmermans,
On 13 January 2021, the European Commission held, jointly with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), a workshop where the EFSA exposed its methodology to fix the Specific Protection Goals (SPGs) for honey bees. We are writing to you because we have several concerns related to the scientific and technical approach that EFSA has applied and the regulatory consequences of this recent work from EFSA.
About the scientific and technical approach of the EFSA for defining SPGs:
Letter to EU Ombudsman concerning Complaints 1570/2018/JF and 1973/2018/JF, and request for comments (January 2020)
Open Letter to Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioners Stella Kyriakides, Janusz Wojciechowski and Virginijus Sinkevičius asking to prohibit the export of banned pesticides and the import of food produced with these chemicals
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Letter to EU Health & Consumer Policy Commissioner, Stella Kyriakides, concerning the phase-out of soil fumigants.
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A Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability - International Aspects
Pesticide Action Network Europe’s reaction to COPA-COGECA attack on the overall pesticide use reduction targets in the biodiversity strategy
CSOs open letter on the importance and urgency of publishing the Farm to Fork strategy: no further delays, keep April 2020 as publication date
Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
Commissioner Stella Kyriakides
Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
CC: Anne Bucher, Director-General of DG SANTE (Health & Food Safety); Wolfgang Burtscher, Director-General of DG AGRI (Agriculture & Rural Development);
Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General of DG ENVI (Environment); Mr Bernhard Friess acting Director General for DG MARE (Maritime Affairs and Fisheries)