June 2022

Derogations to CAP conditionality in 2023 are unacceptable

Dear Executive Vice-President, Dear Commissioners,

We are writing to express our deepest concern in relation to the possibility of the European Commission granting derogations on two basic conditionality standards of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). 

June 2022

Joint statement - A strong EU Nature Package to tackle the climate, health and biodiversity crises

On June 22, the European Commission is expected to publish two crucial legislative proposals to implement the EU Green Deal. The “Nature Protection Package” includes the EU Nature Restoration Law and the revision of the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive (the Pesticides Reduction Regulation). We call on the Commission to publish the two Regulations on the planned date and introduce ambitious and binding targets to stop irreversible biodiversity breakdown. 

June 2022

No further delay of the Nature Protection Package

Dear Commissioners,

Dear Co-legislators,

The European organic movement, together with the organizers of the European Citizens' Initiative Save Bees and Farmers (signed by 1.2 million Europeans calling for a 80 percent reduction of synthetic pesticides by 2030 and a phase-out by 2035) fully support the European Commission's aim of releasing the "Nature Protection Package" on 22 June 2022, without any further delay. 

June 2022

Civil society and Indigenous Peoples’ appeal to the FAO Council to rescind the FAO partnership agreement with CropLife International

Dear Member State Representatives of the UN FAO Council,

We would like to take the opportunity to urge you to bring forth in the discussion of the Strategy for Private Sector Engagement in the upcoming 170th FAO Council Session (13-17 June 2022) the strong recommendations of civil society, Indigenous Peoples and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food for the FAO to review and rescind its existing partnership agreement with CropLife International (CLI).

June 2022

Call to President von der Leyen for a commensurate reply to the rising presence of the most hazardous pesticides in the EU

Dear President von der Leyen,

Pesticide Action Network (PAN Europe) asks the European Commission to stick to its ambitions and timetable in the context of the revision of the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive (SUD).

May 2022

Réponse à votre accusation de propagation de “propos intentionnellement malhonnêtes” par PAN Europe le 25 mai 2022 devant la Chambre des représentants

Monsieur le Ministre,

May 2022

Joint Statement: Urgent need for precise public data on the use of pesticides across Europe

More than 60 organisations, including Eureau, EFFAT and SumOfUS express their deep concerns about the direction the negotiations within Trilogues are taking on the reform of the agriculture statistics regulation (SAIO). To ensure that European agriculture shifts away from pesticide-intensive practices, we need precise public data on what pesticides are used where, when, on which crops and in what quantities. 

May 2022

Your letter of 15 April 2022 providing references on new scientific publications related to neonicotinoids

Dear Dr Dermine,

April 2022

PAN Europe letter on the presence of neonicotinoids in children's cerebrospinal fluids

Dear Commissioner Kyriakides,

First of all, we wished to thank you for moving forward with the ban on Sulfoxaflor. We consider the environment will be safer for insects without this chemical.

March 2022

Publication of the revision of the legislation on the sustainable use of pesticides, on 23 March 2022.

Dear President von der Leyen, Executive Vice-President Timmermans, dear Commissioners Kyriakides, Wojciechowski and Sinkevičius,

Over the last weeks, we have witnessed numerous public interventions with alarming messages according to which the EU’s “food security” is in danger because of the war in Ukraine. We are aware that international solidarity is and will be needed, but the situation in the EU with regard to “food security” and “food sovereignty” is different to the messages we have heard these last weeks.

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