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Agrifood 11-12-2017

France worries over renationalisation of Common Agricultural Policy

In France, the largest recipient of funding under the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), politicians and farmers’ unions fear the policy's "nationalisation" after 2020. EURACTIV France reports.

Agrifood 20-03-2017

EU farming getting smarter

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The European Union is exploring ways of helping its Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) enter the digital era after 2020.

Agrifood 17-01-2017

EU auditors slam Commission’s food waste policies

In a report published today (17 January), the EU Court of Auditors heavily criticised the European Commission for its failure to contribute to a resource-efficient food supply chain by effectively tackling food waste.

Agrifood 05-09-2016

How a meeting in Cork could save rural Europe

The CAP’s failings mean grassroots movements and national governments are starting to take matters into their own hands. Policymakers at this week’s Cork conference on rural development must take heed, write Stanka Becheva and Ramona Duminicioiu.

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Brexit 13-07-2016

UK Young Farmers I: Future of farming

Young farmers at the Lincolnshire Agricultural Show talked to EURACTIV about the future of farming, EU subsidies and the challenges ahead in the UK.

Brexit 27-06-2016

Farmers tell UK: Leave EU now to avoid market instability

Britain's withdrawal from the European Union should start now, in order to prevent additional market uncertainty, the pan-European farmers' association, Copa-Cogeca, told EURACTIV.com on Monday (27 June).

Agrifood 16-06-2016

CAP: Still a work in progress

In June 2013, politicians approved the first major reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in a decade, following months of haggling over quotas, subsidies and measures to improve environmental accountability.

Agrifood 25-01-2016

Can we feed the world and halt climate change?

SPECIAL REPORT/ The fundamental purpose of farming is to feed humanity. But the reality of contemporary agriculture is often quite different, and it is costing the planet dearly. EURACTIV France reports.

Agrifood 12-01-2016

Once wedded to the EU, some British farmers think it’s time to quit

After decades of generous subsidies from Brussels, some British farmers are starting to think the unthinkable - that they might be better off outside the European Union.

Agrifood 07-01-2016

Making EU farming innovative

Global population is expected to rise from 7.3 billion people today to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the United Nations. This means that the world will need 60% more food and 30% more water for agriculture.

Agrifood 07-01-2016

Spanish farmers among least savvy about CAP

Spanish farmers, along with their British and Italian counterparts, know the least about the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) according to a Eurobarometer survey published by the European Commission.

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Agrifood 10-11-2015

CAP in the UK: How would ‘Brexit’ affect British farming?

The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was most recently reformed in 2013, including incentives for farmers to invest in ‘green’ practices, innovation and support for young farmers. A European Commission review in 2016 will aim to simplify these reforms.

Agrifood 28-10-2015

Greens win vote to bar EU funding for bullfighting

The European Parliament on Wednesday (28 October) confirmed that no money from the EU budget will be used to fund bullfighting activities that involve the death of the animal. EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.

Agrifood 19-10-2015

Reformed CAP aims to respond to global food security challenge

SPECIAL REPORT / According to the European Commission, boosting innovation and research in the agricultural sector is key if EU farmers are to produce more with less, and feed billions.

Agrifood 22-09-2015

Burgeoning results from a greener CAP

SPECIAL REPORT /  The "greening" of direct payments, a crucial element of the Common Agricultural Policy reforms, came into force at the beginning of the year, but it is still a divisive topic. EURACTIV Italy reports.

Agrifood 04-09-2015

Europe must come to grips with the CAP

The European Union has adopted a piecemeal approach to the crises hitting the bloc’s milk and livestock sector,  write Yves Madre and Luc Vernet.

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Agrifood 03-04-2015

Hi-tech farming touted as way to green Europe’s food chain

Connected agriculture – from farm to retail – was promoted at an event in Brussels this week, as the way to wean European agriculture off its addiction to chemicals, water and fossil fuels.

Agrifood 29-01-2015

France told to pay back €1.1 billion in EU farm subsidies

The European Commission is withholding €1.1 billion of CAP repayments from France over the misspending of agricultural subsidies between 2008 and 2012. EURACTIV France reports

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Agrifood 31-12-2014

What Next for Sustainable Agriculture in Europe?

The new CAP reform will fully apply in 2015. Among other changes, 30% of direct payments will now depend on farmer’s implementation of environmental measures to protect Europe’s water, soil and biodiversity. While the framework is taking effect, we are looking at a new leadership in the Commission and the European Parliament that will steer the EU’s agriculture decision for the next five years.

Agrifood 12-11-2013

Germany’s CAP subsidies to favour small farmers, greening

Germany is to change the way it distributes the €6.2 billion of farming subsidies it receives every year from the EU, disbursing more towards small and medium-sized enterprises and eco-farming practices. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Agrifood 02-09-2013

How to kill off successful environmental schemes in Europe’s agriculture policy

As Brussels returns from its summer break there is one piece of unfinished business before the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) political saga for 2014-2020 can be put to rest. Negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council will lock horns in trilogue on two different ways to use the funds, one of which is more green than the other, writes Tony Long.

EU report: ‘Dramatic’ butterfly decline impacts on other species

Europe’s grassland butterfly population has dropped “dramatically” over the past 20 years, a stark warning that many of Europe’s species may be heading for extinction, says a new report by the European Environment Agency.

Agrifood 24-06-2013

Police arrest protestors as EU agriculture talks begin

Three environmental demonstrators were detained on Monday (24 June) for breaching security at the Luxembourg building where EU agriculture and foreign ministers were preparing to meet. EURACTIV reports from Luxembourg.

 

Agrifood 24-06-2013

Farmers, green groups line up in final push for CAP

EU farm ministers are meeting Monday (24 June) for their latest round of negotiations on the post-2013 Common Agricultural Policy, under pressure to hammer out an agreement in time for a parliamentary vote next month. EURACTIV reports from Luxembourg.