The existence of many farms is dependent on economic pressure and competition brought by larger scale holdings. More and more German farms are being driven into ruin and the environment is paying a hefty price too. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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).
Morocco’s Minister of Agriculture, Aziz Akhannouch, called on the EU to unblock a stalled farm trade agreement in order to help the country implement its sole national development strategy. EURACTIV.com reports from Morocco.
The EU has recently experienced several digressions from its official line on sanctions against Russia. The growing frustration of European farmers with the sanction regime has prompted national politicians to undermine the EU’s position on Russia, writes Julius Lorenzen.
George Eustice, Britain's agriculture minister, has promised farmers will continue to receive support after Brexit. But there are no certainties about the future if the UK leaves the European Union and its prized subsidy system.
Hungary's main opposition party on Monday (21 March) has branded a government scheme "legalised theft", after acres of state-owned land were sold to people close to conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
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.
The German Farmers' Association (DBV) has complained of the "drastic worsening" of conventional farming, attributing blame to non-German and non-EU causes. But Green and environmental organisations criticised the call for help as "hypocritical". EURACTIV Germany reports.
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.
Spain's Minister of Agriculture will meet with her French, Italian and Portuguese counterparts this Friday (4 September), in order to present a united front ahead of a Council meeting on 7 September. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Agriculture ministers from 21 EU member states called for extra funds to deal with the Russian embargo during the Agriculture Council on Monday (11 November). Farmers have criticised the use of the emergency funds from the CAP. EURACTIV France reports.
The European Parliament votes today (13 March) on a future agricultural policy that, if approved as proposed, would step back from a generation of liberalisation moves and ease the European Commission’s plan to set new environmental standards for farming.