French PM says no repealing bee-harming pesticide ban

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Posted: Jun 26, 2017 6:46 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - France's government will not repeal a planned ban of bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides, the prime minister's office said on Monday after the country's farm minister said it should not be applied.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said in a statement the law adopted in 2016 and which envisages goes beyond EU restrictions to foresee a ban as of 2018 would take effect as planned.

(Reporting by Sybille de la Hamaide; Editing by Brian Love)