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Letter: Prohibiting the export of banned pesticides and the import of food produced with these chemicals

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Green 10 letter on guaranteeing a Green Recovery across Europe in Next Generation EU by excluding fossil fuels from the RRF

The 10 largest environmental NGOs have written a letter on the need to exclude fossil fuels…

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Letter: Prohibiting the export of banned pesticides and the import of food produced with these chemicals

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Green 10 letter on guaranteeing a Green Recovery across Europe in Next Generation EU by excluding fossil fuels from the RRF

The 10 largest environmental NGOs have written a letter on the need to exclude fossil fuels…

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Letter: Time to ensure the EU is on the path to a toxic-free environment

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Letter: Millions of citizens in the EU call for full alignment of the reformed Common Agricultural Policy with the European Green Deal

Over 250 organisations and coalitions representing millions of citizens have urged EU leaders to make sure the CAP negotiations shape a policy that reflects the EU Green Deal and Farm to Fork strategy.
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Medical advice to EU leaders: prevention comes before cure

The EU’s recovery package is the not-to-be-missed opportunity to lead us to a healthier future and should not extend a lifeline to the pollution that is making us sick, writes HEAL President Peter van den Hazel in EURACTIV.
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Worrying rows over future EU chemicals policy

Recent revelations on major disagreements within the European Commission about the development of the European Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability suggest that representatives of the Department General for Internal Market (DG GROW) seek to fundamentally tone down the proposals, under the pretence of economic interests and overruling preventive actions on chemicals and public health, writes Natacha Cingotti in EUObserver.
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Time to action European promises on endocrine disruptors

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has committed to address endocrine disruptors as part of “a cross-cutting strategy to protect citizens’ health from environmental degradation and pollution” to reach “a zero-pollution ambition”. If Europe is serious about delivering on its promises and regulating based on science, then the current evaluation of the EDC framework is a real opportunity for health, environment and our economy, writes Natacha Cingotti in the ECHA Guest Corner.
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Stepping up Dutch climate action for a healthy future for our children

The Dutch government has been appealing the Urgenda verdict for 4 years - it should recognise that accepting and executing it will be a blessing, writes HEAL President Peter van den Hazel.
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Climate action for our health and planetary health

Our message on climate action as the biggest opportunity to benefit health today, tomorrow and for future generations is powerful, and should be heard everywhere, writes HEAL's Founder and Executive Director Genon K. Jensen.
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