About: common agriculture policy

Politics 21-06-2017

Why the Commission needs reform

There is an often overlooked area which is in dire need of reform: the structure and set-up of the EU Commission itself, write Kai Gehring and Stephan A. Schneider.

The EU's commitment to agricultural innovation is also a benefit to the consumer
Agrifood 28-07-2016

The EU’s commitment to agricultural innovation is also a benefit to the consumer

In innovation, 21st century agriculture and the food industry have the key tool needed for more efficient and sustainable production.

Agrifood 26-07-2016

New CAP can make EU farming profitable, Spanish farmers say

Spanish farmers consider the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as an opportunity to cut red tape and make environmental measures more efficient.

The facts about the CAP
Agrifood 29-06-2016

The facts about the CAP 2014-2020

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The EU and its member states will spend over €191 billion by 2020 to help the bloc’s farming sector go green.

Agrifood 13-05-2016

Farmers: Mercosur deal will hit EU agricultural exports ‘tremendously’

EU farmers are concerned about recently re-launched trade negotiations with Mercosur trade bloc, claiming that European agricultural exports will be negatively affected.

The challenge of ensuring the long term viability of EU farming
Agrifood 18-04-2016

The challenge of ensuring the long term viability of EU farming

While employment is a key objective for rural development, an ageing working force on farms has become an impediment  for rural areas in the EU.

Paul Hogan [European Parliament]
Agrifood 03-10-2014

Hogan promises MEPs he will simplify CAP

Irish Commissioner-designate for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan survived his hearing in Parliament’s AGRI Committee, in spite of attacks by the Greens, and some domestic policy issues, raised by compatriots.

Agrifood 13-08-2013

EU blamed for French egg crisis

French farmers’ associations have accused the European Commission of responsibility for the “lack of regulation” which has led to an overproduction of eggs and a drop of prices below production costs. 

Central Europe 15-02-2013

EU budget summit aftermath: ‘Everyone’s a winner’

National leaders were quick to portray last week's budget summit agreement as a victory for their country. But one week after the dust has settled, the picture looks more nuanced. The EURACTIV network brings you an overview from Britain, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Spain.

EU Priorities 2020 06-02-2013

EU diplomats: ‘It’s now or never’ to agree the EU budget

As EU leaders meet tomorrow (7 February) for a two-day summit to ink out a deal on the Union's long-term budget for 2014-2020, diplomats said it was “now or never” for them to agree. Indeed, the political calendar of countries like Germany would make it much more difficult to reach a compromise before the 2014 European elections. 

EU Priorities 2020 06-02-2013

Hollande seeks to defuse European Parliament time bomb

French President François Hollande positioned himself as a promoter of growth and solidarity and tried to woo MEPs on the EU's long-term budget as he spoke to the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday (5 February). EURACTIV France reports.

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Agrifood 24-01-2013

CAP reform far from a done deal

The European Parliament’s agricultural committee began adopting dozens of amendments to the EU’s future farm policy on Wednesday (23 January), but approval remains far from certain when the full Parliament considers compromise proposals in March.