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Bee health: data partnership a ‘milestone’ in European campaign

The establishment of the EU Bee Partnership could be a milestone in the fight to protect bees, the chair of the European Parliament’s Bee Week said at the conclusion of this year’s event. Michel Dantin MEP made his remarks after he and more than 150 other ...

29 June 2018
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Neonicotinoids: EFSA evaluates emergency uses

EFSA has examined the scientific basis for emergency authorisations of neonicotinoid pesticides which were granted in seven EU Member States in 2017. EFSA’s reports evaluate on a country-by-country basis whether other pesticides could have been substitute ...

21 June 2018
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World Bee Day: EU data partnership set to launch

The EU Bee Partnership is ready to get down to business after all involved stakeholders agreed a framework for action that could revolutionise the collection and sharing of data on bee health in the EU. The proposed partnership was the key outcome of a sy ...

18 May 2018
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Neonicotinoids: update on risks to bees due early next year

EFSA’s updated risk assessments on the potential risks to bees from neonicotinoid pesticides will be finalised in February 2018. The assessments for clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam will be finalised following a final round of consultation with ...

14 November 2017
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African swine fever: sharing best practices is critical to stop spread

Sharing best practices in fighting African swine fever is critical to halt the spread of the disease, say EFSA experts. These include early detection methods and rigorous emergency measures. EFSA experts assisted Baltic countries and Poland in the analysi ...

08 November 2017
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Avian influenza: new scientific advice boosts EU preparedness

Migratory wild birds crossing the north-eastern and eastern border of the European Union is the most likely pathway for avian influenza to enter the territory, says EFSA. Experts assessed the risk of avian influenza entering the EU and reviewed surveillan ...

16 October 2017
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Bee groups embrace new EU partnership: trust is the key

Beekeepers, scientists, policy-makers and other relevant parties are to set up a European bee partnership that could transform the way bee health is assessed in the EU. The pledge was the main outcome of a major scientific meeting held in Brussels yesterd ...

27 June 2017
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Bee health: EFSA outlines data collection needs

EFSA’s MUST-B working group has finalised its requirements for the collection of field data needed to support its risk assessment model for bees. The model is currently being developed using published data and expert knowledge, but realistic field data wi ...

22 May 2017
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Towards a European Bee Partnership: register now

EFSA is to co-host a scientific colloquium on bee health as part of the European Parliament’s Week of Bees and Pollination 2017. Registration is now open for the event, Collecting and sharing data on bee health: Towards a European Bee Partnership, which w ...

03 May 2017
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African swine fever spreading slowly, says report

African swine fever is spreading slowly in the Baltic countries and Poland, according to the latest epidemiological data analysed by these Member States and EFSA. The disease is spreading at about 2 km a month in Latvia and Estonia, and 1 km a month in Li ...

23 March 2017
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