EU Member States finally agree on criteria to identify Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs): but this is hardly a success....
Brussels, July 4th, 2017
On Tuesday 4th of July, Member States voted in favour of the Commission’s proposal on EDC criteria, which will be used to identify pesticides that are endocrine disruptors in the future. In the meantime, the Commission has asked the scientific consultation group of EFSA and ECHA to prepare a guidance document that explains in detail how these criteria will be applied. The negligible risk derogation has not been presented yet, although the Commission had reassured the Member States that this will be discussed again in the future.
The European Citizens’ Initiative to ban Glyphosate kicked off in early February 2017, after mounting public concern about the hazardousness of the world’s most-used weedkiller, Roundup Ready, since the World Health Organization published a study where it linked Glyphosate to cancer in 2015. WeMove.eu - together with PAN-Europe and other civil society organizations, as well as campaigners and activists - launched this ECI to ban Glyphosate, to reform the EU pesticides approval process, and to set mandatory targets to reduce pesticide use in the EU.
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June 29th, 2016
On June 29th 2016, PAN Europe and the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Resposibility (ENSSER) sent a letter to the EU Ministries for the Environment, Agriculture and Health
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Brussels, 14th February 2017
As part of the EDC-Free Europe Coalition, and together with Green10, in February 2017 PAN Europe sent an open letter to Mr Frans Timmermans, the European Commission First Vice-President, and to Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety.
The subject of the letter is a Call to implement Better Regulation principles in EU action on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, in view of the fifth meeting of experts and Member States to deliberate on criteria for the identification of Endocrine Disruptive Chemicals on February 28th 2017.