Open Letter to DG Sante on the Implementation of the Sustainable Use Directive on Pesticides
Re: Open letter on implementation of the Sustainable Use Directive on pesticides
Brussels, 21 March 2017
Dear Mrs Colombo, Dr Mr Miko
NGO Open letter on lobby transparency
Dear Vice President Guillaume, Dear Ms Hübner,
Inter-institutional negotiations on EU lobby transparency
As the negotiations between the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council on a revised
lobby transparency register will shortly get underway, we hope that the European Parliament will
stand firm as both an advocate for strong lobby transparency, and also as an advocate for a fully
transparent and open negotiating process which champions the public interest.
Open letter on the independence and transparency of ECHA’s Risk Assessment Committee
6 March 2017
Mr Geert Dancet
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
Dear Mr Dancet,
On 8 and 15 March, the European Chemicals Agency’s Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) will discuss the hazard classification of Europe’s most heavily used weedkiller, glyphosate. We are writing to expressour concerns in relation to the independence and transparency of this Committee.
Civil Society Statement on the Reform of European Agricultural Policies
Good Food, Good Farming – Now!
We, the undersigned organisations, believe that the European food and farming system is broken: that it is working for the interests of a few to the de triment of the majority of people,
farmers, and the planet.
Open letter: MEPs must support the Commission to ban pesticides on EFAs
Open letter: MEPs must support amendments proposed in the Commission Delegated Regulation 639/2014 to ban pesticides on EFAs.
Brussels, 1st March 2017
Dear Member of the European Parliament,
We the above organisations encourage you to say ‘yes’ to the European Commission proposal to ban pesticide use in Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs) and support the respective amendments to the delegated (EU) Regulation 639/2014, as proposed by the European Commission.
Criteria on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - EU Member States unprotected
Monday 14th of November 2016
To: Health, Environment and Agriculture Ministers
Ahead of the discussions on the criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals in the Standing Committee of Food Animals Food and Feed on 18.11.2016 under the Pesticides 1107/2009 and Biocides 528/2012 Regulations, we would to like to share our concerns regarding the revised draft Commission proposal.
EU Health Commissioner chooses to protect the industry profit rather than the Health of Europeans and the environment
The Health Directory for the European Commission has failed to fulfil its duty to produce scientific criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that will protect the health of humans, animals and the environment from exposure to these chemicals.
Phase out of the pesticide glyphosate
Dear Commission President Juncker,
Dear Health Commissioner Andriukaitis,
We – the thirty one signatories of European environmental, health, trade union, consumer protection and medical organisations – call on you to stop any further prolongation of the authorization of Glyphosate for the following reasons.
Pan International letter to the JMPR for the assessment of glyphosate
Dear experts of the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues,
We are writing to you on the behalf of Pesticide Action Network International, a global network of civil society organisations that work to replace hazardous pesticides with environmentally friendly alternatives. With this letter we would like to express our concerns about the possible weaknesses of the regulatory assessment of glyphosate in relation to its carcinogenic potential that may be putting human health and the environment at risk.
European NGOs call on the MEPs to support the plenary voting against glyphosate re-approval
Dear Member of the European Parliament,
On April 13th, you will vote on the Environment Committee’s objection to the Commission’s proposal to renew the EU license for glyphosate, the active ingredient in many widely used herbicides.