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Food Facility
With more than € 500 million already disbursed and 97 % of funds committed after only one year and a half from its adoption, the € 1 billion EU Food Facility ...
Agriculture MEPs fail to deliver a better CAP by scrapping environmental requirements
MEPs in the Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee today took a remarkably conservative stand when voting on the future EU Common ...
MEPs back plans to reform EU agriculture
MEPs in committee voted Monday and Tuesday on farm policy reform plans including rules for direct payments and rural development and the common market ...
The European Partnership on Pig Castration has been formed to develop methods to phase out the surgical castration of pigs by 2018, and to make sure that costs ...
Ending seasonal clock changes - EC proposal
In his 'State of the Union' address to the European Parliament on 12 September, EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker put forward proposals to put an end ...
EU states vote to ban bee-harming pesticides
A committee of EU member states' representatives have backed a proposal for a near-total ban of three bee-killing neonicotinoid insecticides which a scientific ...
Neonicotinoids are active substances used in plant protection products to control harmful insects, which means they are insecticides. The European Commission ...
Opposition rises to planned agriculture mega-mergers
More than 200 organisations have today raised their objections to the planned mergers of six giant agriculture corporations.
Created in 1979, RASFF - the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed - enables information to be shared efficiently between its members (EU-28 national food ...
New EU rules on organic farming
The EU Council endorsed on 20 November 2017 the co-legislators' agreement on the new rules on organic production and looks forward to the final steps leading ...
EU states endorse new rules for organic farming
EU Member States representatives endorsed Monday a deal to overhaul existing rules on organic production and labelling of organic products, provisionally ...
Investigation: EU subsidises Europe's most polluting livestock farms
Subsidies from the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are supporting some of Europe's most polluting livestock farms, a Greenpeace investigation ...
EU healthy eating scheme for schools under way
A new EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme for healthy eating was in place from 1 August, ready to be implemented across the European Union as of the ...
Court of Auditors to probe EU animal welfare measures
The European Court of Auditors has announced it is to examine whether the European Commission and the EU Member States have made effective contributions to the ...
The Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020
The European Commission published proposals on 1 June for regulations modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
MEPs back complete EU ban on bee-harming pesticides - Friends of the Earth reaction
MEPs have overwhelmingly rejected an attempt by a UK Conservative MEP to oppose a full ban on neonicotinoid pesticides that have been linked to bee decline.
EU farming plan could spell disaster for environment, Greenpeace
The European Commission proposal for the new common agricultural policy (CAP) fails the environment and the climate, according to Greenpeace.
Proposals on CAP and LIFE woefully inadequate to meet Europe's environmental challenges
The measures proposed by the European Commission for the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the LIFE programme fall well short of the EU’s stated ...
Since EU Member States could not find agreement on a revision of existing maximum travelling times and animal stocking densities on vehicles, the European ...
A new framework for Quality schemes in agriculture entered into force on 3 January 2013. Guaranteeing quality to consumers and a fair price for farmers are the ...
Value of production of agricultural products and foodstuffs, wines, aromatised wines and spirits protected by a geographical indication (GI)
This study, financed by the European Commission, was carried out by AND International. The conclusions, recommendations and opinions presented in this report ...
Cumulative economic impact of future trade agreements on EU agriculture
The European Commission (Joint Research Centre working together with DG AGRI) has carried out an analysis of the potential cumulative impact of ongoing and ...
Commission set to recommend approval of controversial new GM maize
For the first time in three-and-a-half years, European Commissioners meeting in Brussels this morning have formally endorsed the approval of a controversial ...
EU policies on the cultivation and imports of GMOs
On the 26th September 2013, the General Court of the European Union delivered a ruling finding that the Commission failed to act on a GMO cultivation request ...
Drought-hit European farmers get extra EU support
Europe's farmers grappling with extreme drought are receiving payments from the EU in advance and being granted extra flexibility to use land normally not used ...
Testbiotech reveals conflicts of interest at the European Food Safety Authority EFSA
A report presented today by Testbiotech in a media conference in Munich, reveals severe conflicts of interest at the European Food Safety Authority EFSA.
Call for proposals SANCO D5/10753/2010 of EUR 3.800.000 with a view to obtaining a grant for a preparatory action on control posts. The call has been awarded ...
The European Commission regularly publishes calls for tenders, proposals and expressions of interest to buy in services and goods.
Direct payments support farmers' incomes without being linked to production in return for them respecting standards of environmental protection, animal ...
Direct payments support farmers' incomes without being linked to production in return for them respecting standards of environmental protection, animal ...