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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 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 14-01-2022

Agri Commissioner warns delays in CAP plans could cause ‘double standards’

EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski has reiterated the importance of member states submitting their national strategic plans simultaneously, warning that otherwise, this runs the risk of unfair assessment.
Agrifood 23-12-2021

German agricultural reform plans ‘jeopardise’ organic farming target

For organic farmers, Germany's plans for implementing the EU's agricultural reform run counter to achieving the 30 percent target for organic farming set by the new coalition government. EURACTIV Germany reports. 
Agrifood 07-12-2021

EU farmers chief: Farmers need to know changes to CAP rules by spring

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, Christiane Lambert, president of the EU's farmers association COPA-COGECA, looks back at the major agricultural issues of the year in France and Europe and discusses her expectations for when France takes over the rotating EU Council presidency next month.
Agrifood 26-11-2021

Agrifood Brief: It ain’t over ’til it’s over

So, in the immortal words of the Looney Toons, that’s all folks - the CAP is officially a wrap.
Agrifood 24-11-2021

Onwards, but is it upwards? Verdict is out over contentious CAP reform vote

As the dust settles on the European Parliament's vote on the contentious reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, the EU's multi-billion euro farming subsidy programme, stakeholders are split as to whether the reform represents a step in the right direction.
Agrifood 23-11-2021

CAP reform: Signed, sealed – now all eyes are on how it will deliver

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.
Agrifood 28-10-2021

Animal welfare in the EU

Where do the EU and its member states stand in terms of animal welfare and what is being done in terms of policy? In this infographic, EURACTIV takes a look at some of the key facts and figures.
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Agrifood 24-09-2021

New German arable strategy fails to impress environmentalists, organic farmers

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.
Agrifood 26-08-2021

Austrian organic farmers fear being left behind in national CAP plan

Organic assocations and environmentalists have voiced their concerns about Austria's plan to transpose the EU's new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), pointing to the risk of leaving organic farms behind. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 27-07-2021

Animal feed spike worries EU countries

High feed costs are giving member states a cause for concern, while the European Commission is hopeful that feed prices are likely to go down in the near future.
Agrifood 02-07-2021

Agrifood Brief: Solomon’s dilemma

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 brings you up to speed with all the developments on the long...
Agrifood 30-06-2021

Commission backs ban on cages in farming in ‘historic’ move for animal welfare

The European Commission has committed to working towards a ban on cages for farmed animals in what is being hailed as an historic move for animal welfare after a citizens initiative amassed more than one million signatures from across Europe.
Agrifood 25-06-2021

Agrifood Brief: Habemus 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. This week: EURACTIV spoke with Jindrich Dolezal of the European Court of Auditors about their recent...
Agrifood 22-06-2021

German agriculture minister slams Timmermans ahead of CAP trilogue

German Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner has launched a sharp attack on EU climate chief Frans Timmermans ahead of continued negotiations on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in Brussels. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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 10-06-2021

Ireland split over giving farmers equal share of CAP payments

In Ireland, a storm is brewing over the need to give all farmers an equal slice of EU payments. While Irish farmers association argue that this risks more farms becoming unviable, proponents say it is needed even the playing field for small farms.
Agrifood 07-06-2021

Greece’s agri minister: Parliament’s CAP negotiation tactics ‘lacked democracy’

Agricultural ministers were faced with a "totally unacceptable" method of negotiation from the European Parliament during talks on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) which "lacked democracy," Greece's agriculture minister Spilios Livanos told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
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 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 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 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.