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Agrifood 31-01-2019

Agri-competitiveness: how regions implement EU funding

From the olive groves and vineyards of Andalucía to the grasslands of Scotland. We take a look at three cases of EU funds in action - in the UK, Germany and Spain - promoting farm modernisation and generational renewal.

Finance for climate action is rising, but still a long way to go

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC (SR15), an additional 1.5% in global investment is needed to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Yet, if already...
Agrifood 30-11-2018

Boosting farm innovation fast through cooperation

The European innovations partnerships in agriculture (EIP-AGRI) build bridges between science and practice by connecting farmers, researchers, advisors businesses, and environmental groups.
Future EU 13-07-2018

How the Spitzenkandidaten process will work ahead of 2019 elections

The European elections are looming ever closer but how will the Parliament's main political groups choose their candidates for the EU's top jobs in the lead-up to May 2019?
Agrifood 25-06-2018

Organic farming: Europe’s south produces, north consumes

Organic farmland in three countries in southern Europe accounts for 44.9% of the total across the EU but when it comes to the consumption of organic products, northern countries top the list.
Agrifood 26-03-2018

10 years of CAP simplification

After ten years of efforts, the European Commission and the member states are still trying to find ways to make the complex framework of the European Common Agricultural Policy simple and effective.  
Agrifood 25-01-2018

Ecosystem services of EU forests

Forests cover 40% of Europe’s territory and provide a multitude of ecosystem services that contribute to the health of the environment and human wellbeing.
Agrifood 20-12-2017

How can the CAP combat rural poverty and land abandonment?

Agriculture is a vital pillar of Europe’s rural economies, providing jobs and supporting rural communities.
Agrifood 05-12-2017

How important is a healthy breakfast in our lives?

The World Health Organisation says that more than 60% of children who are overweight before puberty will be overweight in early adulthood.
Agrifood 15-11-2017

Beyond the CAP: Complementarity in EU rural development funding

Many rural areas suffer from high levels of unemployment and lack vital infrastructure like high-speed internet and transport connections: the EU’s rural residents are up to twice as likely as city-dwellers to experience poverty or social exclusion.
Agrifood 26-07-2017

Who is driving quality in EU agri-food?

The EU’s Southern member states are the leading producers of foods certified by EU quality schemes: between them, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Greece account for 70% of the total.
Agrifood 28-04-2017

EU agricultural income since 2005

Challenges ranging from volatile markets, high input costs and the Russian ban on agricultural exports to sluggish Chinese demand, have put a great deal of pressure on the income of EU farmers
Brexit 26-04-2017

The road to Brexit and beyond

The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. But how did it get to this stage? And what happens next? As the negotiations fast approach, familiarise yourself with the all-important dates and events.
16-03-2017

European wages are still not recovering from crisis

Since the 2008 economic crisis, austerity has slowed the growth of wages in European countries. In the vast majority of EU member states, wages are stagnating or falling.
How much money goes into Europe’s universities?
Education 24-11-2016

How much money goes into Europe’s universities?

Almost a decade has passed since the financial crisis broke out, but universities across Europe are still feeling the pinch.
The Cap and the Digital Single Market
Digital 08-11-2016

The CAP and the Digital Single Market

Internet connectivity has become vital to modern agriculture.
Farming 4.0: The future of agriculture?
Agrifood 07-11-2016

Farming 4.0: The future of agriculture?

Rising demand for bigger yields and higher environmental protection has put pressure on the agricultural sector to “produce more with less”. Smart Farming or “farming 4.0.” could hold the key.
Agriculture in Germany
Agrifood 05-10-2016

Structural changes in Germany as a result of climbing agricultural land price

Family farms still largely dominate German agriculture, having to adapt to an industry that demands more efficiency and cost-effective production.
How EU wants to leverage €3.35bn into €88bn in investment for Africa
Development Policy 30-09-2016

How EU wants to leverage €3.35bn into €88bn in investment for Africa

The European Commission announced in Jean-Claude Juncker's 'State of the Union' speech a new initiative on Africa – the EU External Investment Plan (EIP), which looks at helping the private sector in Africa and the European Neighbourhood.
Curbing CO2 emissions from trucks
Transport 20-07-2016

Curbing CO2 emissions from trucks

Unlike for cars, there is currently no binding EU-wide cap on CO2 emissions from trucks. But the European Commission is considering introducing one in the coming years.
The facts about the CAP
Agrifood 29-06-2016

The facts about the CAP 2014-2020

The EU and its member states will spend over €191 billion by 2020 to help the bloc’s farming sector go green.
Timeline of a crisis: Europe’s economic strategy from 2008 to today
Euro & Finance 25-05-2016

Timeline of a crisis: Europe’s economic strategy from 2008 to today

At the outset of the economic crisis in 2008, the EU mirrored the rescue packages seen in the US and elsewhere. In total, more than €1.6 trillion was used to save the banks and €200 billion to keep the European economies afloat.
Women in ICT
Digital 28-04-2016

Women in ICT – How do EU member states measure up?

Women are underrepresented in the technology industry in Europe, constituting only 18% of the workforce.
Agriculture, growth and jobs: what role for the CAP?
Agrifood 25-04-2016

Agriculture, growth and jobs: what role for the CAP?

Europe’s agri-food industry provides 46 million jobs in 15 million businesses, accounting for 6% of the EU’s GDP.

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