About: CAP

Agrifood 16-06-2021

Parliament still hopeful for CAP deal during Portugal’s EU presidency

The European Parliament still hopes to reach an agreement on the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform during Portugal's presidency of the Council of the EU, the chair of the assembly's agriculture committee announced on Tuesday (15 June).
Agrifood 16-06-2021

Decision to invite EU farmers association to informal CAP talks divides opinion

The decision by the Portuguese rotating presidency to invite exclusively EU farmers association COPA-COGECA to this week’s informal gathering of EU agriculture ministers has divided agricultural stakeholders, some of whom complained that "this toxic tradition" should end. 
Agrifood 15-06-2021

MEP: Member states trying to preserve ‘absurd’ agricultural status quo

EU member states are trying to preserve “absurd” agricultural situations when it comes to redistribution of farming payments, according to one MEP, who stressed that the European Parliament is not willing to budge on the matter.
Agrifood 14-06-2021

Bundestag adopts national CAP package amid ongoing EU negotiations

While negotiations on the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform have not been concluded in Brussels, the German Bundestag, racing to complete work before national elections in September, has passed a legislative package to be implemented at the national level.
Agrifood 09-06-2021

Shaping the agriculture of tomorrow – How can farmers and consumers benefit from a reformed CAP?

In 2020, the agricultural sector faced unprecedented challenges due to the Covid-19 crisis. From logistical issues, a shortage of workforce, to radical changes in demand, the sector showed its resilience by adapting to the different challenges. Overall, the impact of...
Agrifood 04-06-2021

Agrifood Brief: Out of touch, out of time

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. Apologies for a delay in our usual Friday newsletter – we took the decision to...
Agrifood 04-06-2021

A re-‘CAP’ of Common Agricultural Policy coverage

This year has been a decisive one for the reform of the EU’s farming subsidy programme, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Agrifood 03-06-2021

French minister’s CAP reform approach an ‘insult’ to organic farmers

Organic farmers protested in Paris on Wednesday (2 June) against a potential cut in aid for organic farmers in the future CAP. But the French agriculture minister insists their calculations are “biased”.  EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 02-06-2021

French MEPs: Council mostly to blame for failed CAP talks

French MEPs are blaming the EU's agriculture ministers for the failure of "super-trilogue" talks to reach an agreement on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) last week, warning that it will now be difficult to break the deadlock. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 31-05-2021

Agrifood Brief: Chronicle of a Death Foretold

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. Apologies for a delay in our usual Friday newsletter – we took the decision to...
Agrifood 28-05-2021

CAP talks crash on the ‘floor’ amid interinstitutional blame game

After four days of tense talks, a disagreement between EU lawmakers on a technical detail concerning the greening of direct payments to farmers paved the way for a breakdown in the interinstitutional negotiations on the reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Agrifood 27-05-2021

French farmers split over agri-minister’s ‘status quo’ approach to CAP reform

France is set to stick with the status quo when it comes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), a stance widely welcomed by trade unionists but criticised by others for its lack of ambition on social and environmental matters. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 27-05-2021

What’s the CAP impact on third countries?

Although Europe have abandoned the use of subsidizing export of its agricultural products, the EU’s main farming subsidies scheme continue having an impact on third countries, particularly the ones that can afford a similar direct payments system.
Agrifood 25-05-2021

Well-designed CAP can deliver on biodiversity goals, German scientists say

The devil is in the details when it comes to the EU’s farming subsidy programme's potential to halt biodiversity loss, according to German researchers, who warn, however, that green ambitions may fail to pack a punch.
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

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 18-05-2021

Eco-schemes debate continues in France as CAP talks draw to a close

As negotiations on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are due to be concluded next week, France continues to debate the proposed 'eco-scheme' for the redistribution of subsidies as it would undoubtedly impact farmers' incomes. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 14-05-2021

Agrifood Brief: Welcome to the Jumbo

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.   This week: EURACTIV spoke with Riccardo Valentini, Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of Tuscia,...
Agrifood 30-04-2021

Coping with climate change: crisis funds and carbon farming

Over the past few weeks, all eyes have been on France where farmers are scrambling to save their crops after a catastrophic frost swept through the country in what French agriculture minister Julien Denormandie has called “probably the greatest agronomic...
Agrifood 29-04-2021

Expert: UK risks farm consolidation, fragmentation post-Brexit

The UK has promised a greener and more pleasant land after breaking free of the EU’s farming subsidy programme. But some warn that the new plans could leave small farms at a disadvantage and leave British farmers on uneven and uncertain ground.
Agrifood 29-04-2021

Portuguese farm minister envisages 2-day super trilogue to secure CAP deal

As the end of its presidency approaches, Portugal will call another decisive two-day 'super trilogue' to wrap up for good talks on the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform. The agriculture minister Maria do Céu Antunes takes a stock of the negotiations in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.
Agrifood 27-04-2021

New plan edges CAP negotiators towards deal on social conditions

The European Parliament has put forward a new proposal designed to link Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments to social working conditions in an “easy and un-bureaucratic manner” in a bid to reach a compromise on what has become a controversial point in the CAP negotiations.
Economy & Jobs 27-04-2021

WTO chief targets EU’s farm policy as part of global discussion on subsidies

The managing director of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said she wants to discuss China’s industrial subsidies but also state aid given to farmers, such as Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy, as part of efforts to improve the multilateral trading system.
Agrifood 26-04-2021

‘Contemptuous approach’: Czech farmers group quits EU association

The Czech farmers group APF CR has left the EU agricultural organisation COPA, accusing it of showing a “contemptuous approach" and lacking support for small farmers, an accusation refuted by other Czech farmers' groups.