About: sustainable use of pesticides directive

Agrifood 22-03-2022

EU holds pesticide reduction, biodiversity preservation proposals amid Ukraine war

The European Commission has pushed back the tabling of its 'Nature protection package', which included the proposal to slash the use and risk of chemical pesticides in half by 2030 and nature restoration targets which aim at halting biodiversity loss in Europe.
Agrifood 08-02-2022

Commission’s leaked plans on integrated pest management slammed as too weak

A draft revision of the EU’s pesticide framework, obtained by EURACTIV, sets out multi-pronged plans to address shortcomings on integrated pest management (IPM), but campaign groups say these still fall short of what is needed to transform the sector.
Agrifood 04-02-2022

LEAK: Commission to propose EU-binding reduction targets for pesticides

The European Commission plans to set an EU-binding 50% pesticide reduction target by 2030 but leave member states free to set their own national targets, according to a leaked proposal to revise the EU's pesticide framework obtained by EURACTIV.
Agrifood 25-01-2022

French agri minister manoeuvres review of pesticide residues onto EU agenda

The French agriculture minister’s ambitions to link the upcoming pesticides directive review with completely separate legislation on maximum residue limits has confused stakeholders, some of who see it as a covert way to overhaul the current framework on pesticide tolerances.
Agrifood 07-10-2021

On EU Commission’s menu for agri in 2022: pesticides, carbon removal, packaging

The sustainable use of pesticides and a carbon removal certification scheme will be placed front and centre of the European Commission’s agricultural priorities next year, according to a leaked version of its 2022 work programme seen by EURACTIV.