Tuesday, Oct 25th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News International Bee deaths: EU delays action on pesticides ban

Bee deaths: EU delays action on pesticides ban

E-mail Print PDF

bee deathsEU nations have been unable to reach agreement on proposals to ban the use of three pesticides that have been linked to the decline of bees.

The European Commission had called for a two-year EU-wide moratorium, but a number of nations opposed the plans. A recent report by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) concluded that the pesticides posed a "high acute risk" to pollinators, including honeybees.

The commission is expected to redraft its proposals ahead of another vote.

Member states were unable to reach a qualified majority in order for the proposals to be adopted. The news of the stalemate has angered groups that had been campaigning in favour of the ba

A spokeswoman for Defra, the UK's environment department, said 14 out of the 27 EU nations - including the UK and Germany - had not supported the commission's proposals as they currently stood.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Somali pirates release 26 hostages held for 5 years

Somali pirates release 26 hostagesTwenty-six hostages taken nearly five years ago by Somali pirates have been freed, officials said.The release...

Turkey fires at ISIL positions near Mosul

Turks fire on ISIL near MosulTurkey has confirmed its troops have fired at positions held by the Islamic State of Iraq...

174 inmates break out of Haitian prison, kill guard

Haiti prison escapeMore than 170 prisoners have escaped from a prison in Haiti after launching an attack on...

Afghanistan: 43 percent rise in estimated opium harvest

Opium trade up in AfghanistanEstimated opium production in Afghanistan has risen by 43 percent to 4,800 metric tonnes in 2016...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!