Fewer than a fifth of eco-schemes, designed to reward environmentally-minded farmers in the EU, are likely to deliver on their stated environmental objectives according to a new report by prominent European NGOs which analyses member states' green plans for the agricultural sector.
Germany’s designated agriculture minister, Cem Özdemir, has no previous experience to show in the field. But, as long-term Green party chief, he says he has learned how to “build bridges”, and as a former MEP, he is no stranger to European politics.
The European Parliament has signed off on the reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy, meaning it is all systems go for the next steps of the contentious reform, over which the Parliament has vowed to keep a watchful eye.
It's crunch time for the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), with lawmakers in the European Parliament set to give their green light to the reform of the EU's farming policy once and for all on Tuesday (23 November). So, what should you know ahead of the vote?
Spain seeks to maintain carbon in soils destined for agriculture in its strategy against climate change with the support of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). However, producers demand more funds to compensate for their efforts.
The European Commission has dismissed calls for more transparency in the drafting of the Common Agricultural Policy strategic plans, saying an excessive focus on this risks overburdening the process and missing the big picture.
The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, proposed by the European Commission in June 2018, introduces a more flexible, performance and results-based approach that takes into account local conditions and needs, while increasing EU level ambitions in terms of sustainability.
The worldwide success of the newest Netflix series, 'Squid Game', showed how Korean culture can be easily exported across Europe. But when it comes to food, South Korea is also getting ready to import European beef (again).
A third of EU member states have expressed concerns over meeting an end-of-year deadline for submitting their national strategic plans under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), including the agriculture Commissioner's home country Poland, according to sources.
The European Commission has highlighted Germany's lack of progress in reducing emissions by implementing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Industry associations also see current plans as falling short of the mark. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Although Germany's annual harvest and arable farming report was revised at the end of August to take account of the climate crisis, it still includes changes that remain just 'symbolic politics' for environmentalist NGOs and organic farmers.
EU farm ministers agreed to a new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in July that favours "greener" farming practices, with terms like "eco-schemes" and environmental "conditionality" taking centre stage during the negotiations. But what does this concretely mean for German agriculture? EURACTIV Germany reports.
EU countries have been given more freedom than ever to implement national agricultural policies that are more climate and environmentally friendly. But where does Germany stand when it comes to implementing the EU's plans for a greener agriculture?
Farmers and environmentalists are calling on Germany to improve the implementation of the green architecture in the Common Agricultural Policy. But between German elections and looming deadlines, it is unclear whether this can be done on time. EURACTIV Germany reports.
As the campaign for Germany's 26 September federal elections approaches crunch time, EURACTIV Germany took a look at what the elections could mean for key agricultural policy issues - from scrapping farmers’ direct payments to the use of new genomic techniques.
Lawmakers have given their green light to a provisional deal on the contentious reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), its first hurdle before final parliamentary approval, expected in November.
The post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform agreement struck in June introduced a new concept of social dimension that bears the potential to build a third "pillar" for the EU's farming subsidy programme in the near future.
In this first CAPitals brief, the EURACTIV network takes a look at 13 EU country's recovery and resilience (R&R) plans. From digital to food security, what do these plans hold in store for the agrifood sector?