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    • Yet another bee-killing pesticide banned across EU

      Yet another bee-killing pesticide banned across EU

      The Commission decided ob Monday not to renew approval for a Bayer-produced pesticide, known as thiacloprid and linked to harming bees, effectively banning it from use, news wires reported. The decision follows approval by a majority of EU governments in October last year, based on a proposal from the Commission

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    • Reducing pesticides in order to save bees

      Reducing pesticides in order to save bees

      Member States should reduce the use of pesticides in agriculture in order to protect bees, the EP Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee said on Tuesday in a resolution. The committee also highlighted weaknesses in the EU Pollinator Initiative considering it inadequate to address the main causes of pollinators' decline in Europe.

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    • New European citizens' initiatives registered

      New European citizens' initiatives registered

      The European Commission on Wednesday decided to register three new European citizens' initiatives. The organisers of the first of them 'Stop corruption in Europe at its root, by cutting off funds to countries with inefficient judiciary after deadline', call on the Commission to 'mandate a firm 10 year post accession deadline for an automatic moratorium on payments of structural and cohesion funds to a newly acceded country, until the monitoring mechanism is lifted from their judiciary'. They state that 'the current EU legal code allows undue interpretation'.

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