21st Feb 2024


NGO takes legal action over re-approval of 'toxic' insecticide

The pressure group Pesticide Action Network (PAN) on Thursday lodged a complaint with the European Court of Justice over the widely-used insecticide cypermethrin, recently re-approved by the European Commission. PAN argues that the re-approval does not respect EU legislation, since the commission did not follow the conclusions of the European Food Safety Authority to ban this particular insecticide, despite numerous toxicity issues raised by the scientific body.  

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Only Palestinians paying thousands of dollars leave Gaza

Despite the high risk of dying from war, starvation or disease, Gazans are still not allowed to enter Egypt. Except those who bribe the authorities. And the EU mission EUBAM Rafah cannot be deployed due to security reasons.


Ukraine refugees want to return home — but how?

Fewer than one-in-ten Ukrainian refugees intend to settle permanently outside Ukraine, according to new research by the associate director of research and the director of gender and economic inclusion at the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development.

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