Letters

March 2020

European Green Deal needs to cut pesticides and switch to agroecology

Brussels, 31 March 2020

EU civil society letter to Commission Vice President Timmermans,  Commissioners Kyriakides, Wojciechowski and Sinkevičius

March 2020

Comments on the Committee on Food Security’s Zero Draft Policy Recommendations on Agroecological and Other Innovative Approaches for Sustainable Food Systems that Ensure Food Security and Nutrition

March 2020

The fight against COVID-19: let’s make public investments count for people

On 25th March 2020, 61 organisations including patients, consumers, healthcare professionals, trade unions and public interest organisations published a letter to express our views on the importance of the role of public support to research and development during the current pandemic. 

March 2020

Pesticide residues in agricultural imports must not compromise public health and the European Green Deal

Brussels, 11 March 2020

Pesticide residues in agricultural imports must not compromise public health and the European Green Deal

 

Dear Commissioner Kyriakides,

The European Commission is currently considering whether residues of certain pesticides that are banned for use in the EU should be allowed on imported products.1

March 2020

Open Letter to Health Commissioner Kyriakides: Fraud at GLP-certified laboratories

Brussels 04/03/2020

Open Letter: Fraud at GLP-certified laboratories

Dear Commissioner Kyriakides,

We are writing to you on behalf of the coalition “Citizens for Science in Pesticide Regulation”, a European initiative consisting of over 140 European and international civil society organisations and institutions. The coalition is calling on regulators to improve the current risk assessment procedure and ensure that pesticides used in Europe pose no threat to human health and the environment.

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January 2020

Open Letter to Commissioner Timmermans : PAN Europe’s reaction to the EU Green Deal

Brussels 19 December 2019,

Open letter: Pesticide Action Network Europe’s reaction to the EU Green Deal

Dear Commissioner Timmermans,

Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) would like to congratulate the incoming European Commission for the publication of the EU Green Deal (EGD). We welcome the
changing approach away from short term 7 years budget period reflections towards instead building up a roadmap enabling European citizens and businesses to benefit from sustainable
green transition.

December 2019

CSOs open letter on the Farm to Fork strategy to achieve sustainable food systems

Brussels, 12th December 2019

Dear Executive Vice-President Timmermans,

CC Commissioners: Stella Kyriakides, Virginijus Sinkevičius and Janusz Wojciechowski CC Director Generals: Jerzy Bogdan Plewa, Anne Bucher and Daniel Calleja Crespo

December 2019

Health and Environmental NGOs letter to EC President Ursula Von der Leyen

Brussels, 4 December 2019 

Zero pollution and health protection at the core of the European Green Deal 

 

Dear President of the European Commission,

Dear Executive Vice-President,

Dear European Commissioners, 

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) would like to congratulate you on taking office. Our alliance is a leading European not-for-profit organisation bringing together over 80 member organisations across the European region, working for better health through a healthier environment. 

November 2019

"A chemicals strategy as part of the European Green Deal: time to deliver"; NGO letter to Commissioner Von Der Leyen, EGD

Letter & Annex                 

8 November 2019

Re:     A chemicals strategy as part of the European Green Deal: time to deliver

Dear Ms President-elect von der Leyen, dear Mr Executive Vice-President Timmermans, dear Mr Commissioner-elect Sinkevičius,

We, the undersigned, warmly welcome your pledge, as well as complementary words by Commissioner-elect Sinkevičius during his confirmation hearing, to tackle the grave threat of chemical pollution and protect the European citizens and future generations by addressing hazardous chemicals, pesticides and endocrine disrupters (EDCs) as part of the European Green Deal.

October 2019

Implementation of new scientific criteria for endocrine disruptors: Commissioner Andriukaitis letter to PAN-E chemicals coordinator Hans Muilerman

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