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.
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 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 Court of Auditors has identified many cases of fraudulent agricultural payments for unutilised land among the new EU members of Central and Eastern Europe, and made recommendations to address the problem in an unprecedented report, published today (27 November).
EXCLUSIVE / The differences between the initial proposal for the EU's long-term budget (2014-2020), made by European Council President Herman Van Rompuy last week, and the new version he gave to EU heads of state and government last night, reveal the impact of the bilateral “confessions” held yesterday.
The last working document published by the EU's Cypriot presidency has sparked fears in France that the new EU budget will slash direct subsidies to farmers, despite the country's firm opposition. EURACTIV.fr reports.