Confédération Paysanne et al v. Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

314016
March 7, 2008
Final judgment
France, Paris

Farmers, Environmental NGOs, Beekeepers/Honey Producers
Confédération Paysanne, Mouvement pour le droit et le respect des générations futures (MDRGF), Les Amis de la Terre France, Syndicat des Apiculteurs Professionnels du Centre et de l'Ouest, Syndicat des Apiculteurs Professionnels Rhône-Alpes, Union Nationale de l'Apiculture Française (UNAF), Syndicat National d'Apiculture, France Nature Environnement (FNE)
Ministère de l'Alimentation, de l'Agriculture et de la Pêche, Syngenta
SCP Waquet, Farge, Hazan

Administrative
Insecticide, Neonicotinoid, Cruiser, Thiamethoxam
Cancellation of decision to authorize marketing of Cruiser 350 until 12/31/2008; claim 4000€ from the State.
Supreme Court (Conseil d'Etat) of Paris, France
Court

February 16, 2011
Positive
The decisions to authorize marketing of Cruiser until 31/12/2009 are cancelled; The State must pay 3000€ to Confédération Paysanne and others, 6000€ to UNAF and 1500€ to FNE; Syngenta's conclusions are rejected.
National law

Plaintiffs seek cancellation of Decisions No. 2070196 of 7/1/2008 of the Minister of Agriculture, which authorized the marketing of Syngenta's insecticide Cruiser until December 31, 2008, and of December 17, 2008, which renewed this authorization until December 31, 2009, for use as a seed treatment against swine flukes and wireworms on grain maize, silage maize and female seed corn.