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23 June 2021
View news from European Union EU's ag policy is failing to fight climate change
A new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has found that the trading bloc's agricultural spending has not translated into climate-friendly farming....
View news from European Union EU highlights need for labor protections for seasonal workers
The European Labor Authority (ELA) has launched its "Rights for all seasons" campaign to show the need for fair working conditions for seasonal employees. ...
22 June 2021
View news from European Union EU farming unions call for livestock to be included in upcoming agriculture promotion policy
Excluding livestock products from the EU Promotion Policy would be both an environmental and economic aberration, says Copa and Cogeca....
21 June 2021
View news from European Union EFSA research sheds light on the sources of AMR in food production
New research from the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) suggests that fertilizers and feed are among the leading sources of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in food production. ...
15 June 2021
View news from European Union EU farming unions warn that new biodiversity strategy disregards realities on the ground
While debating the European Union's biodiversity policy, members of the European Parliament re-defined the concept of sustainability to focus more on environmental elements - but this could hamstring the agriculture sector's ability to deliver on biodiversity...
14 June 2021
View news from European Union EU's agri-food trade surplus increased at start of 2021
In January and February 2021, the value of EU agri-food exports totalled €28.5 billion (a decrease of 6% compared to the same period in 2020), while the value of imports fell by 12.5% to reach €18.2 billion....
01 June 2021
View news from European Union EU farming unions grow more frustrated as CAP trilogue negotiations continue
Copa and Cogeca express growing frustration after the lack of political agreement on the CAP trilogue and point to the direct responsibility of the Agriculture Commissioner in this setback....
31 May 2021
View news from European Union What is the EU prioritising in the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit?
Though the European Union has recently been focusing on negotiations over CAP reform, the bloc will also participate in the UN Food Systems Summit in September. What are its priorities? ...
27 May 2021
View news from European Union EU farm deal expected this week after three years of negotiations
European Union agriculture ministers say they are close to agreeing to a deal that reforms the trading bloc’s large farm subsidy program....
25 May 2021
View news from European Union EU to finalize agriculture policy overhaul as climate groups cry foul
EU negotiators begin two days of talks on 25 May on a plan designed to make the trading bloc’s huge farming subsidies greener and fairer, although campaigners question its environmental impact....
21 May 2021
View news from European Union EU farming organizations call for a comprehensive impact strategy for the Farm to Fork strategy
Farming unions and cooperatives from multiple agriculture sectors have issued a joint statement drawing attention to the lack of analysis for the EU's Farm to Fork Strategy a year after its publication....
17 May 2021
View news from European Union EU Action Plan aims for zero pollution in air, water and soil
The Commission has adopted a new Action Plan to tackle pollution as part of the European Green Deal, proposing a broad range of measures that will reduce pollution, improve air and water quality and adopt circular economy principles....
14 May 2021
View news from European Union New report shows that CAP measures help bolster farm income
The EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) measures play an important role in supporting farm income, according to a newly-published report....
04 May 2021
View news from European Union EU's sustainable farming promotion must include all sectors, say farming unions
EU farming unions call on the European Commission to support the sustainability efforts of the entire agriculture and livestock industry in its future promotion policy. ...
03 May 2021
View news from European Union EU farming unions welcome research focus of the Horizon Europe Program
Following the Council adoption of Horizon Europe back in March and the European Parliament approval of the 9th Framework Program for European Research and Innovation - Horizon Europe - has been officially adopted. ...
29 April 2021
View news from European Union Editorial - The European Commission must move away from abstractions when discussing agriculture
In an opinion piece, Copa and Cogeca Vice President and crop farmer Pedro Gallardo explains that the European Commission's response on novel genomic techniques (NGTs) must evolve beyond an abstract debate and focus on workable solutions. ...
22 April 2021
View news from European Union EU agrees to wide-ranging climate law to speed emissions cuts
The European Union clinched a deal on 21 April on a landmark climate change law that puts new, tougher greenhouse gas emissions targets at the heart of all EU policymaking....
21 April 2021
View news from European Union Plant-based food industry fights EU proposal to ban dairy comparisons
A new rule banning food companies from comparing plant-based products to dairy in their marketing could be agreed by European Union negotiators this week, despite protests from firms including Danone, Nestle and Unilever....
20 April 2021
View news from European Union Agriculture contributes over €170 billion to EU GDP, says Eurostat data
In 2020, the agricultural sector contributed an estimated €171.9 billion towards the EU’s GDP, the equivalent of 1.3% of the total....
View news from European Union How you can help the EFSA prepare its animal transport assessment
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is preparing its scientific assessment on the welfare of animals during transport in the EU. ...
15 April 2021
View news from European Union Drifting apart? European firms battle to reach UK clients
Trading rules and routes between the United Kingdom and European Union have become more complex after the 31 December Brexit deadline and are set to become more stringent in the months ahead....
13 April 2021
View news from European Union How will individual EU countries deliver on CAP strategic plans?
Member States’ CAP strategic plans will combine a wide range of targeted interventions addressing their specific needs and delivering tangible results in relation to EU-level objectives, while contributing to the Green Deal....
29 March 2021
View news from European Union EU farming unions welcome market-based measures in new organic action plan
COPA and COGECA voice support for the market oriented approach considered by the European Commission to develop its new organic action plan....
25 March 2021
View news from European Union European Commission says that organic farming must grow to reach green goals
The European Commission on 25 March said it would expand financial and policy support to help achieve a goal for a quarter of Europe's farmland to be organic by 2030....
23 March 2021
View news from European Union Investors urge EU to prioritise climate in agriculture reform
A $2 trillion group of investors have urged the European Commission to be more ambitious in its planned overhaul of the bloc's huge farming subsidy programme to fight climate change and protect biodiversity....
19 March 2021
View news from European Union Editorial - EU agriculture requires consistency between the Green Deal and trade policy
In an opinion piece, Cogeca President Ramón Armengol explains that the future of EU agriculture will depend on consistency between the Green Deal and EU trade policy. ...
17 March 2021
View news from European Union EU farming unions warn that carbon border adjustment mechanism resolution (CBAM) could negatively impact fertilizer prices
Copa and Cogeca have expressed concerns over an amendment to the proposed EU carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM), fearing that it will make fertilizer prices skyrocket. ...
16 March 2021
View news from European Union Women in the field: more women are managing farms across Europe
The number of women in the EU's farming sector has been slowly increasing, with Baltic countries showing the highest proportion of farms that are managed by a woman. ...
 
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