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02 February 2016
European Commission Makes Farm Incomes Priority
ANALYSIS - Farmers’ incomes are to be given top priority this year by the European Commission as it seeks to ensure “a fair return for producers for their products”....
20 January 2016
More Simplifying Measures for EU Farm Payments
EU - A new suite of measures to simplify the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) were welcomed this week by farming organisation Copa-Cogeca....
14 January 2016
EU Commits Millions to Combat Animal Diseases in 2016
EU - The EU has committed close to €161 million to support eradication, control and surveillance programmes that aim to eliminate animal diseases and zoonoses as well as further strengthen the protection of human and animal health....
07 January 2016
Most Europeans Think CAP is Important
EUROPEAN UNION - Over 80 per cent of survey respondents consider the role of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) "very or fairly important" for stimulating jobs and growth and for supporting the role of the farmer in the food chain, according to...
04 January 2016
Fight Against Food Fraud Strengthened by New Research
EU - Impressive progress has been made in better understanding food fraud and developing online tools that will help the food sector tackle this threat....
07 December 2015
EU Agri-Food Exports at Record Level
EU - After a slow-down in August, the value of EU agri-food exports has resumed the positive trend (+13 per cent), as monthly exports in September exceeded imports by €2 billion. ...
04 December 2015
EU Funds to Support El Niño Relief as Food Security Declines
EU - The European Union has announced a contribution of €125 million to finance emergency actions in countries affected by the extreme weather phenomenon ‘El Niño’ in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America....
23 November 2015
EU Farmers to Get Money Back as Crisis Fund Not Spent
EU - European farmers will be reimbursed €410 million, which was deducted from farmers' CAP Direct Payments for the 2015 budget year....
18 November 2015
More Measures Announced to Ease CAP Burden
EU - EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan described to ministers measures he intends to take to simplify the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), at a meeting of the EU Agriculture & Fisheries Council on Monday....
23 October 2015
European GM Opt-Out Would Put Rural Jobs at Risk
EU - A feed industry assessment has suggested that an "opt-out" proposal, for EU member states to be allowed to prohibit the use of GM feed in their countries, would lead to reduced competitiveness of the livestock and poultry sector....
16 October 2015
Promo Boost to Help Consumers Appreciate EU-Farmed Products
EUROPE - Programmes worth €111 million have been set up by the EU to find new markets and promote consumption both outside and inside the Union in 2016. ...
15 October 2015
EU Politicians Agree to Strengthen Organic Rules
EUROPE - Organic farmers, processors, traders and importers must meet higher but realistic sustainability criteria and undergo strict food fraud checks to boost trust in the EU organic label, said agriculture MEPs on Tuesday. ...
14 October 2015
New Copa President Calls for EU-US Free Trade Deal
EU - New Copa President Martin Merrild has underlined the need to step up talks to get a free trade deal between the EU and US (TTIP) in a visit to the USA today, stressing that benefits are to be had on both sides of the Atlantic. ...
22 September 2015
EU, Iceland Enhance Meat and Dairy Trade
EU - The European Commission and Iceland have signed two agreements on the further liberalisation of trade in agricultural products and foodstuffs and one on the protection of Geographical Indications (GIs)....
09 September 2015
EU Vote Supports Expansion of Animal Cloning Ban
EU - Parliament beefed up the European Commission’s initial proposal to ban animal cloning to include the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports into the EU, in a vote on Tuesday....
08 September 2015
Europe Agriculture Crisis: Will €500 Million Be Enough?
ANALYSIS – An estimated 6,000 farmers and 2,000 tractors brought Brussels to a standstill yesterday as bureaucrats formulated strategies to stabilise the sector....
EU Debates Farm Animal Cloning Ban
EU - Amendments to a European Commission proposal to ban the cloning of farm animals in the EU are the subject of an MEP debate and vote on Tuesday 8 September....
07 September 2015
National Bans on GM Food, Feed Imports Rejected
EU - The agriculture committee rejected the European Commission's draft law that would give member states the power to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-approved GM food or feed on their territory....
20 August 2015
Policy Should Widen Scope to Fight Food Insecurity, Report Says
EU - Food security policy should be moving towards a much broader landscape, according to a European Commission Joint Research Centre foresight report....
11 August 2015
Russian Ban on EU Agriculture – 12 Months On
EU - On 6 August 2014, Moscow announced an embargo on imports of a range of agricultural products from the EU, applicable from 7 August. One year on, it is clear that the EU agri-food sector has been remarkably resilient. ...
10 August 2015
EU Calls for Poultry Processing Study
EU - The European Commission has launched a call for tenders for a study on state of play of processing technologies and the absorption of water in poultry meat....
19 June 2015
MEPs Extend Animal Cloning Ban to Feed, Food and Imports
EU - A draft law to ban the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports, in the EU was voted by the Environment and Agriculture committees yesterday (Wednesday 17 June)....
03 June 2015
Informal Agreement Reached on EU Animal Health Law
EU - The European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on the outstanding issues concerning the proposal for a regulation on animal health law. ...
21 May 2015
Commission Reports Knock Back Country of Origin Labelling Plans
EU - Two reports from the European Commission conclude that the benefits from new mandatory country of origin labelling requirements on food do not clearly outweigh the costs....
18 May 2015
EU Announces New Scientific Advice Body
EU - The European Commission (EC) has announced that a new scientific advice body will be set up, so that Europe has timely access to high-quality, independent scientific expertise....
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