Despite EU ban of three neonicotinoids, bees are still at risk

Greenpeace and over 50 other organisations wrote to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker calling on him to ensure EU countries apply the EU ban of three neonicotinoids, and that all bee-harming pesticides are similarly banned without further delay, in line with EU regulations.

European Commissioner for health and food safety Vytenis Andriukaitis responded.

The list of organisations co-signing the letter:

International organisations
BeeLife – European Beekeeping Coordination
European Professional Beekeeping Association (EPBA)
Friends of the Earth Europe
International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations (APIMONDIA), WG on Adverse effects of Agrochemicals and Bee medicines on bees
Slow Food Europe
Pesticide Action Network Europe
Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF)

National, regional and local organisations
Apiculture Research Educational Center, Greece
Apiservices, France
Archevêché de Luxembourg
Asociación Española de Apicultores, Spain
Attac Luxembourg
Bee Garden, Spain
Bijenstichting, Netherlands
Bio-Lëtzebuerg Vereenegung fir Bio-Landwirtschaft, Luxembourg
Buglife, UK
BUND, Germany
Ecological Council, Denmark
Ecologistas en acción, Spain
Emweltberodung Lëtzebuerg (EBL), Luxembourg
Earth Thrive, Serbia
etika Luxembourg
Europe and we, Bulgaria
Federation of Greek Beekeepers’ Associations (OMSE). Greece
Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations (FIBKA), Ireland
Federation of Romanian Beekeepers’ Associations (ROMAPIS), Romania
Federation SEPANSO, France
Friends of the Earth Cyprus
Friends of the Earth England Wales and Northern Ireland
Global 2000, Austria
Italian Foundation for Research in Organic and Biodynamic Agriculture (FIRAB), Italy
Latvian Fund for Nature, Latvia
Mellifera e. V., Germany
Mouvement écologique, Luxembourg
natur&ëmwelt, Luxembourg
Pesticide Action Network UK
Pestizid Aktions-Netzwerk, Germany
Pollinis, France
RedMontañas, Spain
SEO/Birdlife, Spain
Slovak Beekeepers Association, Slovakia
Slow Food Lëtzebuerg Som fir d’Erhalen an d’ Entwécklung vun der Diversitéit (SEED), Luxembourg SOS Faim Luxembourg
Syndicat national d’apiculture, France
The Pollinators, Netherlands
Umweltinstitut München, Germany
Union Nationale de l’Apiculture Française (UNAF), France Veginfo Luxembourg
Via Pontica Foundation, Bulgaria
Vilde bier, Denmark
Wild Bee, Switzerland