Here, I relate what the journalist said in his article “Ségolène Royal au secours des abeilles”. All quotes, originally in French, were translated by me.
Ségolène Royal (then Minister of Ecology) was to present, on Wednesday, May 20, to the Council of Ministers, a national action plan in favor of pollinators. In particular, she announced that she wanted not only to defend the continuation of the moratorium, but also to extend it to other substances and other uses.
This tightening of the government’s position is recent, the government having issued a negative opinion on the law proposal of Delphine Batho and Gérard Bapt providing for a total ban of NNI in France in 2016.
He was urged to do so by the growing mobilization of civil society: a petition from the FNH and Générations Futures calling for the withdrawal of the NNI thus collected 50,000 signatures in three weeks.