Letters

October 2021

Calling upon Member States to oppose the European Commission’s renewal proposal for Cypermethrin as candidate for substitution

To: Members of the PAFF committee – Section "Phytopharmaceuticals - Legislation"

Subject: EU Standing committee on pesticides (PAFF 21/22 October) – insecticide Cypermethrin – Calling upon Member States to oppose the European Commission’s renewal proposal as candidate for substitution

Dear Members of the Standing Committee PAFF,

October 2021

Calling upon Member States to oppose the Flumioxazin European Commission’s renewal proposal

To: Members of the ScoPAFF committee – Section "Phytopharmaceuticals - Legislation"

Subject: EU Standing committee on pesticides (ScoPAFF 21/22 October) – herbicide Flumioxazin – Calling upon Member States to oppose the European Commission’s renewal proposal

Dear Madam/Sir,

September 2021

INFO PAGE: European Citizens' Initiative "SAVE BEES AND FARMERS”

"Save the bees and farmers" is the name of an important and ambitious European Citizens' Initiative that collects signatures across Europe to make EU agriculture harmless to bees, by putting pesticides out of use. The goal of the initiative is to collect 1,000,000 signatures to compel the European Commission and the European Parliament to take further steps to remove pesticides from use in agriculture and to create models to support farmers in their transition to sustainable agriculture.

July 2021

Your letters of 14 June 2021 concerning the Farm to Fork objectives and the substitution principle

Dear Ms. Roynel and Mr. Muilerman,

Thank you for your above-mentioned letters to Commissioner Kyriakides and Executive Vice-President Timmermans, who asked me to respond on their behalves. In your letters you urge the Commission to exclude any incorporation of the new EPPO standard PP 1/271 (3) ‘Guidance on efficacy aspects of comparative assessment’ from the envisaged revision of the principles for comparative assessment to be conducted for plant protection products containing active substances that are candidates for substitution. 

June 2021

Open letter to Commissioner Sinkevičius: The importance of making pesticide use one of the indicators in the Green City Accord

Dear Commissioner Sinkevičius,

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe is a Brussels based NGO working with its 45 national members to replace hazardous pesticides with sustainable, non-chemical alternatives. We are writing to you in all urgency regarding tomorrow’s workshop on the indicators for the European Green City Accord (GCA).

June 2021

Lettre ouverte à Alexander de Croo : un lobbyiste de Phytofar au sein du cabinet de monsieur Clarinval, Ministre fédéral de l’agriculture

May 2021

Letter : European NGOs support the initiatives in Switzerland to ban pesticides

Brussels, 12 May 2021 - Letter : European NGOs support the initiatives in Switzerland to ban pesticides 

Letter available in English and in German. 

March 2021

Open letter to Commissioner Sinkevičius : Enhancing implementation of the European Biodiversity Strategy in European towns by using EU Green Capitals and Green Leaf awards as well as the Green City Accord

Dear Commissioner Sinkevičius,

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe is a Brussels based NGO working with its 45 national members to replace hazardous pesticides with sustainable, non-chemical alternatives. PAN Europe is in these first days of spring celebrating the Pesticide Action Week, aiming at raising awareness on the health and environment risks of chemical pesticides, highlighting and promoting alternative solutions, while building an international network for a pesticide-free world.

February 2021

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:

December 2020

Letter to EU Ombudsman concerning Complaints 1570/2018/JF and 1973/2018/JF, and request for comments (January 2020)

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