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EU Court of Justice strengthens the precautionary principle
The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) today confirmed the right of civil society organisations to submit legal cases concerning the health risks of genetically ...
The aim of the Sugar Market Observatory is to provide the EU sugar sector with more transparency by means of disseminating market data and short-term analysis ...
Official Controls Regulation - Enforcement of rules along the agri-food chain in the EU
After successful negotiations between the European Parliament and the EU Member States in the Council, the new Official Controls Regulation adopted today will ...
EU chemicals agency sweeps glyphosate cancer evidence under the carpet
Following in the footsteps of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has dismissed scientific evidence showing that ...
Will genetically engineered maize SmartStax be authorised?
Monsanto's genetically engineered maize produces six different insecticides
EU action on animal welfare not living up to promise: auditors
EU action on animal welfare has been successful in important aspects, but weaknesses persist in relation to farm animals, according to a new report from the ...
Commission authorises Austrian scheme for farmers aid
The European Commission authorised an Austrian scheme with a budget of approximately €1.2 million which aims at supporting farmers in Austria who encounter ...
Commission authorises Bulgaria to grant limited aid to farmers
The European Commission authorised a Bulgarian scheme with a budget of BGN 20 million (approximately € 10,26 million) which aims at supporting agricultural ...
Green Paper on Agricultural Product Quality
The aim of this consultation is to ensure a strategic and regulatory framework for the protection of agricultural products and to promote their quality. In ...
Protected status for Welsh coracle-caught salmon
Salmon caught using the ancient Welsh traditional method of coracle fishing was awarded protected EU status Tuesday when it was added to the EU's quality ...
Leak: European governments pave way for bee-killing pesticides
Under pressure from pesticide producers and governments, the European Commission is planning to scrap bee-safety standards that led to a ban of three ...
Commission reviews EU's animal welfare strategy
The European Commission marked the mid-point of the EU's Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012-2015 last week at a conference in Brussels ...
GM crops failing to tackle climate change: report
On the day of the release of annual industry-sponsored figures, a new report from Friends of the Earth International reveals that claims made by the biotech ...
Europe's farmers look for help
There was no great outpouring of support for European farmers last month, when around 5,000 of them spent a day in Brussels protesting about falling dairy and ...
Syngenta granted patent on pepper for use as food
The European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich has granted the Swiss seed giant, Syngenta, a patent on pepper and its use "as fresh produce, as fresh cut produce, ...
Green light for new EU rules on organic farming
After 20 months of discussion, EU Parliament and Council negotiators reached an informal agreement Wednesday on an overhaul of existing EU rules on organic ...
Transmissible animal diseases - rules update
The European Parliament gave its endorsement on 8 March to measures to prevent and halt outbreaks of animal diseases such as avian flu or foot and mouth ...
EC proposes 'de minimis' aid increase for farmers
Brussels is proposing to increase the maximum amount of agricultural state aid that Member States can distribute without prior notification from EUR 15,000 to ...
New GM proposals could open Europe's doors to risky unauthorised crops
Leaked European Commission documents obtained by Friends of the Earth Europe reveal new proposals that would open Europe’s doors to the import of unauthorised ...
Agriculture, fishery and forestry statistics - Main results - 2010-11- 2012 edition
The pocketbook Agriculture, fishery and forestry statistics presents selected tables and graphs providing an overview on developments and the situation in the ...
GMOs in the EU - review of decision-making process
The European Commission presented on 22 April the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms ...
Agriculture Guides
Guides on the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union.
Europeans, Agriculture and the Common Agricultural Policy
European citizens broadly support the new aims of agricultural policy as conducted at European Union level and a majority are in favour of maintaining its ...
Potential impact of the Russian measures against EU agricultural products
On August 7, 2014, Russia announced the introduction of an import ban, applicable from August 8, on certain meat, dairy, fruit, vegetable and processed food ...
Comprehensive package of measures to help European farmers
The European Commission presented on 7 September a EUR 500 million comprehensive package of measures to support European farmers.
Mediterranean research partnership to increase food and water sustainability
The Commission presented Wednesday a proposal for a Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) with the aim of developing novel ...
EU sugar quotas come to an end
The very last agricultural quota system in place, managing sugar production in the EU, were scrapped on 30 September, after nearly 50 years, part of a major ...
MEPs propose ban on glyphosate herbicide by 2020
MEPs on the European Parliament's Environment Committee backed Wednesday a full ban on glyphosate-based herbicides by December 2020 and immediate restrictions ...
Cloning - guide
The European Commission has announced that it will propose a temporary suspension of animal cloning for food production in the EU. The Commission also plans to ...
Young European farmers get access to EUR 1 bn EU loan package
The EU Commission and European Investment Bank launched a EUR 1 bn loans package Monday targeting specifically young farmers. Nearly a third of young farmers' ...
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