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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. ...
10 March 2021
View news from European Union The EU's suspension of tariffs on Airbus and Boeing could be good for ag sector
The EU's decision to suspend all tariffs linked to the Airbus and Boeing trade disputes is a very encouraging signal for the EU farming community, says Copa and Cogeca. ...
View news from European Union EU says it agrees post-Brexit WTO agriculture quotas with US
The European Union and the United States have concluded negotiations to adjust the EU's World Trade Organisation agricultural quotas following Britain's exit from the bloc, the European Commission said....
01 March 2021
View news from European Union Farming unions react to EU's strategy on climate change
EU farming union Copa and Cogeca have welcomed the release of the European Union's climate change adaptation strategy. ...
26 February 2021
View news from European Union EU moves to become climate-resilient
The European Union has developed a new strategy on adapting to climate change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change....
24 February 2021
View news from European Union OSI tackles biggest carbon emitters for maximum reduction in emissions
OSI's Cool Farm Tool can help cattle farmers track and curb carbon emissions....
12 February 2021
View news from European Union EU farming organisations take stand against proposed trade deal with Mercosur
EU farming unions have started a campaign to explain why they cannot support the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement as it stands. ...
11 February 2021
View news from European Union British meat processors set up shop in EU to avoid red tape
Meat processing companies in the United Kingdom are registering their businesses in the European Union to bypass export delays as Brexit erodes their ability to trade....
10 February 2021
View news from European Union Editorial - We can get astronauts into space, but not pork chops to Paris
Talk radio host Ian Collins in a recent interview with Peter Hardwick, BMPA’s Trade Policy Advisor, remarked on the irony of watching astronauts in Elon Musk’s space shuttle “waving at the camera as they head off to the moon” while down here on...
02 February 2021
View news from European Union Lights out: Brexit shuts off market for English cheese truckles
An English company that has long been selling its wax-coated mini barrels of cheese directly to European consumers says it can no longer do so because of Brexit, pushing it to consider new investment in France....
View news from European Union Editorial - what would AI mean for EU agriculture?
Bernard Ader, Vice President of Cogeca, asks what the successful development of artificial intelligence mean for European agriculture....
29 January 2021
View news from European Union EU greenlights more state aid for virus-hit firms and agriculture
The European Union has decided to extend its looser competition rules and provide more state aid for firms adversely affected by COVID-19....
27 January 2021
View news from European Union Trade agreements have a positive impact on EU agriculture - Commission study
An EU Commission study finds that trade agreements had a positive impact on the agri-food sector, leading to increased exports and a net positive trade balance. ...
23 January 2021
View news from European Union EU holds second consultation on revising pesticide rules
The European Union is consulting farmers and other stakeholders on the sustainable use of pesticides before updating rules for the trading bloc....
16 January 2021
View news from European Union IPIFF welcomes new European opinion on edible insects
The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) has welcomed the first European Food Safety Agency opinion on insect-based feed. ...
15 January 2021
View news from European Union EU considers incentives for low-carbon farming
Farmers across the European Union could get cash to re-wild farmland and curb emissions from belching livestock....
10 January 2021
View news from European Union EU publishes CAP recommendations for individual member states
The European Commission has published recommendations for the Common Agricultural Policy to support member states as they embark on the European Green Deal....
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