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Agrifood 26-05-2022

Green deal is not dead, Czech agri minister states ahead of EU Presidency

The Green Deal must remain a key priority of the agricultural sector in spite of the war in Ukraine, according to Czech agriculture minister Zdeněk Nekula, who is preparing to take over the reins as chair of the EU Agrifish Council in July.
Agrifood 12-04-2022

EU farm lawmakers want to have their say on land-use emissions framework

EU agriculture ministers and MEPs from European Parliament's agriculture committee want to see farmers' interests included in the new framework for land-use emissions, a responsibility that falls to their 'environment' colleagues.
Agrifood 24-03-2022

Member states call for unified EU plant protein strategy

Member states have joined forces to call for an EU-wide plant protein strategy, which they say is needed “more than ever” in light of the war in Ukraine, but the European Commission is currently unwilling to play ball.
Agrifood 17-12-2021

New German agri minister stresses forest protection at first EU meeting

During his first agriculture and fisheries council, new German Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir presented himself as an advocate of climate protection and animal welfare as the ministers discussed measures against deforestation.
Aquaculture 18-10-2021

EU countries urge Commission to aid crisis-stricken pig meat sector

Twenty EU countries have called on the European Commission to step up action on the crisis-ridden pig meat sector, struggling with disease and the COVID-19 pandemic, with farmers' associations calling it an "existential threat to all farms".
Agrifood 20-07-2021

EU countries back cage-free farming initiative with some caveats

Representatives of member states have endorsed the European Commission's ambition to phase out cage rearing in the EU, but showed far less enthusiasm than the European Parliament and expressed concerns about the timeline of the initiative and the appropriate financial support for farmers.
Agrifood 25-05-2021

CAP crunch time: EU’s farming subsidies reform talks as they happen

On this page, you will be able to follow EURACTIV’s live coverage of the battle for the fate of the next EU farming subsidies programme, set to play out next week.
Agrifood 21-05-2021

Agrifood Brief: Trade t(r)ussle

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet.   COMING SOON: Be sure to look out for EURACTIV’s live blog next week bringing you...
Agrifood 21-05-2021

CAP rapporteur: Negotiators have ‘responsibility’ to offer farmers full package deal

As talks on the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) approach crunch time, EURACTIV spoke with Renew Europe's Ulrike Müller, rapporteur on the CAP horizontal regulation, to hear her take on the current state of play and her expectations for next week's discussions between Parliament, Council, and the Commission.
Agrifood 30-04-2021

Germany calls for mandatory labelling of egg products in the EU

German agriculture minister Julia Klöckner has proposed that products containing eggs must carry information on the housing system used for laying hens, but many of her European colleagues voiced concerns about the red tape this could entail.
Agrifood 16-12-2020

Ministers approve blueprint for animal welfare label, verdict still out on nutritional labels

EU agricultural ministers have given the green light to an EU-wide animal welfare labelling system, although plans for front of pack nutrition and origin labelling have been shelved for the moment.  
Agrifood 25-09-2020

Agrifood Brief: A State of the Agricultural Union

Welcome to EURACTIV's AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU.
Agrifood 18-09-2020

Member states coalition presents latest challenge to colour-coded nutrition label

The fight against France’s Nutri-Score system reigning supreme as the mandatory EU-wide nutrition food label has kicked up a notch with the addition of a new non-paper backed by multiple member states.
Agrifood 18-09-2020

Agrifood Brief: The agri-side of Europe’s man on the moon moment

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet.   Once again, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has come under...
Agrifood 04-09-2020

Agrifood Brief: Wanted – Closers to save the CAP

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet.   EU policymakers are getting ready for a Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) showdown,...