Black spring for bees: National governments blocking appropriate risk assessment of pesticides on bees.
PRESS RELEASE - Brussels, 20.03.2015
On the 20th of March, while spring is coming, representatives from the national ministries and from the European Commission met in Brussels at the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (1). Since 2013, they have been negotiating on the EFSA Guidance (2), the most appropriated science-based protocol enabling to keep out of the market toxic pesticides to bees and to other pollinators. While the Commission (DG SANTE) has pushed for the Guidance implementation, the position of national governments has continued unclear and not transparent, leading to a deadlock of the decision. Bee Life European Beekeeping Coordination urges the national governments to say YES to the EFSA Guidance on bees.Read more
Bee Life activity report 2014: Beekeepers protecting bees and their environmentLet’s us work together...For bees!... for life! Bee Life has the pleasure to present you its Activity report 2014 Across Europe, beekeepers, are just one small part of the farming economy. But beekeeping involves a huge number of... Read more
CAP and PollinatorsHow can we ensure the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) respects pollinators? Bees can help us to reach this objective. The CAP and Pollinators document covers recommendations for the implementation of the CAP 2014-2020 and for the orientation of... Read more
Austria and Hungary advocate for food and environmental contamination instead of promoting alternatives to pesticidesJoint Press Release - PAN- Europe and Bee Life In yesterday's and today’s agricultural council, the Austrian and the Hungarian delegations will suggest to allow more pesticides in EU’s maize sector under the excuse of needing to eradicate a... Read more
Videos: ‘Pollinator-Friendly-Farming’ for Europe : a mustBee Life European Beekeeping Coordination is pleased to present three videos: “Neonicotinoid Insecticides: A Justified Ban”, “Warnings from the Field” and “A Future for both Bees and People”. This trilogy includes... Read more
Beekeepers protests in Romania against neonicotinoids and fipronilBucarest, 9 october 2014. Friday 9 october a delegation of beekeepers protested in front of the Agricultural Ministry in Bucharest where the conference 'Forum for the Future of Agriculture' was taking place. Romania is one of the few countries in... Read more
New worldwide scientific analysis: Systemic pesticides pose global threat to bees and biodiversityPress Release Brussels, 24 of June 2014 For four years, 29 scientists, members of the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides, have undertaken a worldwide assessment on neonicotinoids and fipronil (www.tfsp.info). The assessment pulled together 800... Read more
Politics for people…and for bees, not for profitJust before the EU elections between 22nd and 25th of May 2014, ALTER-EU (The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation) has launched the campaign "Politics for people, not for profit" (1). The campaign aims to check the commitment... Read more
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