This week, EurActiv reports on the challenges, as well as the opportunities, of the rural development pillar of the new Common Agricultural Policy for the period 2014-2020.
The Bucharest government wants to give organic farming a boost and - at the same time - increase consumers’ confidence in the sector. EurActiv Romania reports.
A number of factors ranging from low salaries to difficulties in acquiring land have prevented young Slovaks from access to rural areas. EurActiv Slovakia reports.
The European Union should change its negotiation tactics regarding trade agreements with third countries and better defend member states, Greek Minister of Agricultural Development Evangelos Apostolou told EurActiv Greece in an exclusive interview.
Warsaw will use the EU’s Rural Development Programme to improve the standard of living of “poor” smallholders. EurActiv Poland reports.
Turning to eco-friendly farming practices under the EU’s new Rural Development Programme may be challenging for the Czech Republic, where renewable energies have a bad reputation. EurActiv.cz reports.
Opening up to new markets in Asia and Africa has helped the EU become a net exporter of agricultural products, Phil Hogan told EurActiv.com, responding to criticism of trade deals.
Ensuring the long-term viability of the farming sector is a key challenge for Central and Eastern European countries. The EurActiv network looks at how EU money is being spent in five key countries — Greece, Romania, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
A reluctance to innovate among ageing Greek farmers will be a key challenge for implementing EU rural development programmes there under the new Common Agricultural Policy, EurActiv Greece reports.