The European Commission should significantly improve the way plant protection products are assessed, applied and monitored within the EU, a European Parliament inquiry committee has ..
News 6 Dec 2018
European lawmakers finally reached agreement on a new EU fertiliser regulation on Wednesday morning, with the first-ever EU-wide limit on cadmium in phosphate fertilisers. ..
News 20 Nov 2018
EU chemical-related policies should be enhanced to allow for the use of sustainable and safe substances, the Austrian Presidency of the EU Council has said ..
News 9 Nov 2018
French farmers will no longer be authorised to use pesticides linked to a recent outbreak of respiratory illnesses, France’s Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational ..
News 5 Nov 2018
France has prohibited the use of metam sodium pesticides for three months after dozens of farmworkers and residents in western France fell ill in four ..
News 26 Oct 2018
All ongoing evaluations of plant protection products for renewal of EU authorisation will have to be assessed against new criteria for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals ..
News 25 Oct 2018
Plant strains whose genone has been tweaked using advanced laboratory techniques are GMOs and should be subject to strict control before marketing or release into ..
News 25 Jul 2018
The EU Court of Justice rejected on Thursday a call by Poland to scrap legislation designed to increase the cost to industry of emitting greenhouse ..
News 21 Jun 2018
Bathing waters met EU quality standards at almost all bathing sites across Europe last year, according to a report published on Tuesday by the European ..
News 29 May 2018
The Bulgarian EU presidency suffered a double blow to its environmental reputation after the government lost two court cases brought against its actions in protected ..
News 30 Apr 2018
The French government could demand faster action from the European Commission on the process of eliminating dangerous pesticides from the market ..
News 24 Jan 2018
The EU Genetically Modified Organisms Directive was never intended to apply to plant strains produced by mutagenesis, a European court official indicated on Thursday ..
News 18 Jan 2018
Government delegates have endorsed a revised set of criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors in pesticides but shelved a vote on an EC proposal to ban ..
News 13 Dec 2017
The European Commission rejected on Tuesday a demand in a citizens' petition for a total ban on glyphosate use in Europe but agreed to address ..
News 12 Dec 2017