About: common agricultural policy

Agrifood 28-06-2022

EU auditors urge Commission to move into digital age on agri data collection

The European Commission continues to manually process agricultural data on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on Excel spreadsheets, a new report from the EU Court of Auditors said, calling on the EU executive to move into the digital age.
Agrifood 16-06-2022

Commission to further relax crop rotation rules after member states’ green light 

The European Commission will speed up the procedure to delay crop rotation and fallow land requirements within the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for another year after an informal go-ahead from member states.
Agrifood 03-06-2022

Agrifood Brief: CAP’s climate spending – All bark, no bite

The EU budget’s contribution to climate action in agriculture has been overstated by a whopping €60 billion, according to a damning new auditors report which also sheds light on the neglected implementation phase of policy-making. Auditors found the European Commission’s...
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 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 11-05-2022

Germany lobbies EU to suspend crop rotation rules

German Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir is lobbying the European Commission to postpone a new regulation on crop rotation so that farmers can grow more wheat in view of the war in Ukraine. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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 26-04-2022

Spanish agri minister: EU’s rural areas face ‘most difficult moment of the century’

The EU countryside is facing the most difficult moment of the century, Spanish agriculture Luis Planas told EURACTIV's partner EFE Agro, adding that Spain aims to secure food supply while also guarding the green ambitions of its CAP strategic plan.
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

V4 farmers demand postponement of new CAP due to Ukraine war

Representatives of the largest agricultural organisations of the four Visegrad Group states and five other countries have jointly called for a temporary postponement of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, as well as of other environmental measures.
Agrifood 08-04-2022

Commission considers call for exceptional flexibility under CAP second pillar

The EU executive is open to looking in detail into member states' call for more flexibility in the rural development spending to help European farmers hit by the Ukraine war, which has put further pressure on the agriculture sector. 
Agrifood 06-04-2022

Agriculture Commissioner: It is ‘prudent’ to prioritise upping EU food production

Increasing food production in Europe is a priority in light of the Ukraine war, according to the EU's agri-boss, who detailed how the European Commission encourages member states can do this through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
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 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.
Agrifood 02-03-2022

Romania submits CAP strategic plan, only Belgium still missing

Two months after the deadline set by the European Commission, Romania submitted its Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) national strategic plan, its agriculture ministry said on Tuesday (1 March). This brings the grand total of national submissions to 26, with only Belgium missing.
Agrifood 25-02-2022

Special CAPitals Agrifood Brief: A closer look at CAP plans

National strategic plans (NSPs) are one of the main novelties of the reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which will run from 2023 to 2027.
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

Commission warns French against changing CAP plans after election

French parties must not change the country’s national strategic plan in the event of a change of government after the elections in April, according to a Commission official, who told EURACTIV that the plan's "core elements" must not be touched and only fine-tuning would be possible.
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.