About: Common Agicultural Policy

Agrifood 08-10-2019

CAP direct payments for farmers ‘free from errors’, EU Auditors say

The lion's share of the current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) spending is substantially unaffected by material errors, while a quarter of rural development EU aids are partially wrongly attributed, according to the European Court of Auditors (ECA) last report.
Agrifood 30-09-2019

Post-2020 CAP may start two years late, socialist MEPs hint

It is virtually impossible to have the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), a key EU policy programme, ready for the start of the 2021-2027 programming period, according to two experienced socialist MEPs.
Agrifood 26-09-2019

Carbon-capture crops need incentives through CAP, EU ministers said

Soil carbon sequestration and other measures intended to reduce net greenhouse emissions in farming require proper funding and a degree of flexibility, EU agriculture ministers agreed at an informal meeting hosted by the Finnish Council presidency.
Agrifood 15-07-2019

MEP: Green agriculture movement in Germany is growing fast

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Greens/EFA’s spokesperson in the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee and member of the Environment Committee Martin Häusling spoke about the potential influence Germany could have on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Agrifood 26-02-2019

How the CAP ‘saved’ two women farmers from southern Italy

EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funds have helped a family in southern Italy revive and even innovate their business. EURACTIV’s partner Sicilia Agricoltura reports.
Agrifood 18-02-2019

MEPs want less EU money going to intensive farming

Lawmakers in the European Parliament's environment committee have voted for a reduction in subsidies going to intensive farming under the common agricultural policy as of 2021. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 29-11-2018

CAP reform: Achieving more with less funding?

EU funding for agriculture is expected to become tighter after 2021. At the same time, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has an increasing number of objectives. So, how can more be achieved with less funding? EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 06-11-2018

Money for agriculture must go to those who cultivate the land, MEPs insist

The ample funding provided by the EU's Common Agricultural Policy should be used by real farmers and not those who lease land for profit, said members of the European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. EURACTIV's media partner Dnevnik reports.
EU Elections 2019 19-10-2018

MEPs hope to reduce EU budget cuts for Portugal

The financial package outlined for Portugal in the next EU budget could still be improved, Portuguese MEPs José Manuel Fernandes and Pedro Silva Pereira have said, noting the urgency of concluding negotiations before next May's European Elections.
Agrifood 06-09-2018

Internet of farms to reduce red tape and enable more transparency

Precision farming is consistent with the less-bureaucracy pillar of next CAP and favours a better connection between consumers and producers, stakeholders and lawmakers advocated at the showcase of EU satellite-based systems for agricultural purposes.
Future EU 09-01-2018

Hungary and Poland defend larger European budget

The Hungarian and Polish governments expressed on Monday (8 January) their readiness to contribute with more money to the EU’s multi-annual financial framework after the UK exits the EU in 2019.
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Agrifood 20-12-2017

France opposes ‘renationalisation’ of the Common Agricultural policy

French Minister of Agriculture Stéphane Travert asks agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to continue direct paylents to farmers during a discussion on the future of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 11-12-2017

France worries over renationalisation of Common Agricultural Policy

In France, the largest recipient of funding under the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), politicians and farmers’ unions fear the policy's "nationalisation" after 2020. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 17-01-2017

EU auditors slam Commission’s food waste policies

In a report published today (17 January), the EU Court of Auditors heavily criticised the European Commission for its failure to contribute to a resource-efficient food supply chain by effectively tackling food waste.
Brexit 27-06-2016

Farmers tell UK: Leave EU now to avoid market instability

Britain's withdrawal from the European Union should start now, in order to prevent additional market uncertainty, the pan-European farmers' association, Copa-Cogeca, told EURACTIV.com on Monday (27 June).
Agrifood 25-01-2016

Can we feed the world and halt climate change?

SPECIAL REPORT/ The fundamental purpose of farming is to feed humanity. But the reality of contemporary agriculture is often quite different, and it is costing the planet dearly. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 12-01-2016

Once wedded to the EU, some British farmers think it’s time to quit

After decades of generous subsidies from Brussels, some British farmers are starting to think the unthinkable - that they might be better off outside the European Union.
Agrifood 07-01-2016

Spanish farmers among least savvy about CAP

Spanish farmers, along with their British and Italian counterparts, know the least about the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) according to a Eurobarometer survey published by the European Commission.
Agrifood 28-10-2015

Greens win vote to bar EU funding for bullfighting

The European Parliament on Wednesday (28 October) confirmed that no money from the EU budget will be used to fund bullfighting activities that involve the death of the animal. EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.
Agrifood 19-10-2015

Reformed CAP aims to respond to global food security challenge

SPECIAL REPORT / According to the European Commission, boosting innovation and research in the agricultural sector is key if EU farmers are to produce more with less, and feed billions.
Agrifood 22-09-2015

Burgeoning results from a greener CAP

SPECIAL REPORT /  The "greening" of direct payments, a crucial element of the Common Agricultural Policy reforms, came into force at the beginning of the year, but it is still a divisive topic. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Precision Dairy Research Project at the University of Kentucky
Agrifood 03-04-2015

Hi-tech farming touted as way to green Europe’s food chain

Connected agriculture – from farm to retail – was promoted at an event in Brussels this week, as the way to wean European agriculture off its addiction to chemicals, water and fossil fuels.
Agrifood 29-01-2015

France told to pay back €1.1 billion in EU farm subsidies

The European Commission is withholding €1.1 billion of CAP repayments from France over the misspending of agricultural subsidies between 2008 and 2012. EURACTIV France reports
Agrifood 12-11-2013

Germany’s CAP subsidies to favour small farmers, greening

Germany is to change the way it distributes the €6.2 billion of farming subsidies it receives every year from the EU, disbursing more towards small and medium-sized enterprises and eco-farming practices. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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