About: CAP

Agrifood 26-05-2022

German agri minister pleased with Commission’s criticism of CAP strategic plan

In its letter of observation on Germany's plans for the implementation of the EU agricultural reform, the European Commission criticised far-reaching issues and called for more environmental and climate protection.
Agrifood 25-05-2022

France’s new agri and food minister: a familiar face in the industry

While not very known to the public, Marc Fesneau, who will take over France's renamed Ministry of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty, is respected in the field but has been criticised for his past record on animal welfare. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 23-05-2022

Agrifood Podcast: New French agri minister, CAP on pause, EU Ombudsman

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team discusses the agenda for the upcoming meeting of EU agricultural ministers, which will be the first for France’s new agricultural minister, Marc Fesneau, who has a shiny new addition to his title, we talk about...
Agrifood 19-05-2022

Farming sector cautious about using CAP funds to drop Russian energy imports

Europe's farming community gave a lukewarm reception to the possibility, suggested by the European Commission, of transferring up to €7.5 billion from the EU’s farming subsidies to the support measures aimed at overcoming dependence on Russian fossil fuels.
Agrifood 19-05-2022

MEPs ask to pause CAP biodiversity requirements amid Ukraine war

The majority group leaders of the European Parliament's agriculture committee asked the Commission to consider temporary derogations of the EU’s already adopted agriculture subsidies reform in light of the war in Ukraine.
Agrifood 16-05-2022

EU study: CAP support for ‘couch’ farmers negatively impacts farm communities

Common Agricultural Policy support for landowners not actively engaged in farming has indirectly negatively impacted farming communities, at the same time as the EU continues to haemorrhage farms at an alarming rate, a new EU study has found.
Agrifood 02-05-2022

Macron’s big plans for French agriculture

From tackling the decline of young farmers to the announcement of a 'third agricultural revolution': what has the newly re-elected French president, Emmanuel Macron, promised for the country's agricultural sector? EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 29-04-2022

Poland focuses on crisis relief for farmers in wake of Ukraine war

Poland is moving to adapt its Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) strategic plan to place a stronger focus on food security and crisis relief, while remaining committed to the objectives of the Green Deal. EURACTIV Poland reports.
Agrifood 29-04-2022

Agrifood Brief Special CAPitals Edition: Next (farming) Generation EU

What is the current situation in EU member states when it comes to generational renewal? EURACTIV’s network digs deeper into the details in this Special CAPitals Edition of the Agrifood Brief.
Agrifood 28-04-2022

Romania moves to fill agricultural hole left by Ukraine war

As one of the leading agricultural producers of the EU, Romania is mobilising to fill some of the gaps left by Russian and Ukrainian exporters. EURACTIV Romania explores how the war is re-shaping the country's agricultural priorities.
Agrifood 27-04-2022

Croatia racing to mitigate impact of Ukraine war on agrifood sector

Croatia has made ensuring food security a key focus in light of the crisis in Ukraine, rolling out a number of measures to help producers cope with the fallout from the war. EURACTIV Croatia reports.
Agrifood 21-04-2022

Greek agri minister: Ukraine war to shake up Greek CAP plan

Greece is planning to reshape its Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) strategic plan in light of the Ukraine war to strengthen resilience and expand farmers' finance and risk management tools, Georgios Georgantas told EURACTIV Greece in an interview.
Agrifood 08-04-2022

France’s CAP plan ‘only partially’ supports green transition, Commission says

The European Commission expressed reservations about France's national strategic plan, saying it did not meet the environmental commitments of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), according to an observation letter. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 29-03-2022

Show me the money: How much is the next CAP worth?

In a recent EURACTIV quiz, only 58.8% of respondents correctly identified how much of the EU’s budget is devoted to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), while just under two-thirds knew which of the CAP financial instruments is the largest. In...
Agrifood 25-03-2022

French candidates’ views on EU farming policies explained

Candidates in the French presidential elections presented their plans for the future of farming at February's international agricultural show, the Salon de l'Agriculture. EURACTIV France took a closer look at how these tie in with EU policy.
Agrifood 18-03-2022

Macron wants to ‘adapt’ EU Farm to Fork to the post-Ukraine war world

France's agriculture sector will aim for "agricultural independence", prioritising productivity over sustainable farming goals in the EU's Green Deal to cope with a post-Ukraine war Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron told a press conference Thursday (17 March).
Agrifood 14-03-2022

Italy, Slovakia call to rethink CAP in light of Ukraine war

Slovakia and Italy have called for adjusting the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), including a policy postponement and a reconsideration of the EU's green ambitions amid fears of food insecurity caused by the war in Ukraine.
Climate change 23-02-2022

Finnish MEP: 2020s need to be ‘decade of change’ for Europe’s depleting carbon sinks

The next decade needs to see a huge turnaround in the state of Europe's depleting carbon sinks and more incentives for farmers and foresters to capture carbon, if Europe wants to meet its climate goals, according to Ville Niinistö.
Agrifood 18-02-2022

EU watchdog cautions Commission over fairness, transparency of CAP reform

The EU Ombudsman has written to the Commission to query how it will ensure transparency and a balanced representation of interests during the implementation of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) reform. Stressing that agriculture is a crucial sector for reducing...
Agrifood 15-02-2022

GIs producers ask to maintain ties with CAP, rebuff ‘trademark’ umbrella

Food producers have joined the choir of those against moving the bulk of EU competencies on geographical indications (GIs) from the European Commission to the EU's intellectual property office (EUIPO).
Agrifood 11-02-2022

Slovakia approves CAP plan, readies for Commission submission

The Slovak government has approved its Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) national strategic plan for submission to the European Commission despite several attempts by cabinet ministers to stall the process.
Agrifood 04-02-2022

Agri chief in EU Parliament: We must ‘move forward’ on new breeding techniques

Plans to reduce pesticides can only succeed if farmers have access to alternatives - including so-called new genetic engineering, Norbert Lins, chairman of the EU Parliament's Agriculture Committee, told EURACTIV Germany in an interview.
Agrifood 03-02-2022

CAP plans unlikely to be adopted before September, says Commission

With no national strategic plan for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) likely to be adopted before summer, September is the most realistic date for adopting the first plans, according to a Commission official.
Agrifood 14-01-2022

French CAP plan prioritises legumes, hedges and carbon farming

France's national strategic plan for the Common Agriculture Policy  (CAP), which was submitted to the European Commission at the end of 2021, prioritises legume production, the planting of hedges and carbon farming. EURACTIV France reports.