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European Citizens’ Initiative ‘Save the bees!

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15.5.2019 – Today, the European Commission decided to register a European Citizens’ Initiative entitled ‘Save the bees! Protection of biodiversity and improvement of habitats for insects in Europe’. The organisers call on the Commission to ‘adopt legislation to maintain and improve habitats for insects as indicators of an undamaged environment’. The Citizens’ Initiative focuses on [...]

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The winner of the European Citizenship Award 2018

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7.6.2018 – The European Parliament today announced the winner of the European Citizenship Award for 2018. The award was given to the Slovenian Beekeeper Association for the initiative to declare the World Bee Day and promoting international cooperation and European integration in the implementation of this initiative. The European Beekeepers’ Association was nominated by all [...]

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Ban to use three bee poisons outdoors

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27.4.2018 – Today, Member States’ representatives in a Standing Committee have backed a proposal by the European Commission to further restrict the use of three active substances (imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam, known as “neonicotinoids”) for which a scientific review concluded that their outdoor use harms bees. The protection of bees is an important issue for [...]

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