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#WorldWaterDay: Protecting our tap water and aquatic ecosystems from pesticide pollution

#WorldWaterDay: Protecting our tap water and aquatic ecosystems from pesticide pollution

On the UN World Water Day (22nd March) and 3rd day of the Pesticide Action Week, PAN Europe takes the opportunity to highlight that pesticides are one of the main sources of pollution of European waters, causing degradation of our aquatic ecosystems and jeopardizing the future of EU water supplies. Water quality management varies across […]

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#Glyphosate: Environmental organisations press charges against Monsanto, BfR and EFSA for assessment of glyphosate

#Glyphosate: Environmental organisations press charges against Monsanto, BfR and EFSA for assessment of glyphosate

Six environmental NGOs (Global 2000, PAN Europe, PAN UK, Generations Futures, Nature et Progrès Belgique and Wemove.EU) from five European countries are filing today (2 March) a formal complaint against those responsible for the assessment of glyphosate in Europe, for “denying the cancer causing effects of glyphosate and getting its European market license renewed”. On […]

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Luxembourg court blocks NGOs’ rights on access to court

Luxembourg court blocks NGOs’ rights on access to court

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Today (13 January) Luxembourg court (Grand Chamber) in a final ruling decided that NGOs have no right on access to court and agreed with EU Commission, Council and Czech Republic who started an appeal to a previous decision of the General Court. This is a surprising outcome since the General Court of Luxembourg in 2012 […]

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European food ‘not as safe as European Food Safety Authority pretends’ says Pesticide Action Network Europe

European food ‘not as safe as European Food Safety Authority pretends’ says Pesticide Action Network Europe

A few days ago, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) released the annual report on pesticides residues in food. While the authority claims that 93% of tested food does not exceed the Maximum Residue Level (MRL), a finer analysis of the available shows that the EFSA’s communication is misleading, according to Pesticide Action Network Europe […]

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Pesticides use in ecological focus areas: Delegated acts of CAP reform move responsibility to member states

Pesticides use in ecological focus areas: Delegated acts of CAP reform move responsibility to member states

Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) has slammed the European Commission’s failure to agree on a set of delegated acts answering whether or not to authorise pesticides in ecological focus areas (EFA). What they did agree upon, though, was allowing member states to decide, a decision that PAN Europe brands as “not being a very […]

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PAN Europe denounces pesticides provision

PAN Europe denounces pesticides provision

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

The European group Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) has slammed the provision to support a priori a revision of the European criteria for the exclusion of pesticides endocrine disruptors and ask to withdraw this provision from the national text of the current public consultation. PAN Europe congratulated the French government for its commitment to […]

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Neonicotinoids ban: Syngenta and Bayer sue European Commission

Neonicotinoids ban: Syngenta and Bayer sue European Commission

Swiss and German chemical producers have decided to sue the European Commission to court on the ban imposed on thiamethoxam, clothianidin and imidacloprid. In April this year, following EFSA’s conclusions on the high risk posed by these chemicals for bees, the Commission has banned the us of these insecticides for many crops.   For years […]

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