About: common agriculture policy

Agrifood 13-06-2022

French left-wing bloc wants a ‘transformed’ CAP

France’s new left-wing bloc led by radical-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon, which did well in Sunday's poll, wants to push for a transformation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to review the allocation of the €9 billion France receives through it. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 20-01-2022

German ministers to push for end of agri-subsidies in Brussels

Environment Minister Lemke and Agriculture Minister Özdemir displayed unity at a joint appearance on Tuesday (18 January). The two Green ministers want to advocate an end to direct agricultural payments and increased organic production.
Agrifood 30-06-2021

France still has mixed feelings over compromise CAP deal

After the 27 EU agriculture ministers agreed in principle on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on Monday (28 June), following months of tough negotiations, not everyone in France is happy with the result. 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 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 19-07-2019

‘Environmentalist’ von der Leyen forgot farming in her speech, MEPs say

Ursula von der Leyen' slip-up on agriculture did not pass unnoticed by lawmakers, who voiced regret that the Commission president-elect did not mention at all the farming sector in the first speech she addressed to the plenary in Strasbourg last Tuesday (16 July).
Economy & Jobs 24-05-2018

MEPs warn of possible higher budget cuts, impact on policies

The proposed expenditure cuts in Common Agriculture and Cohesion Policy in the next long-term EU budget are higher than what the European Commission announced and this might impact future EU policies, the European Parliament’s budget rapporteurs told reporters on Wednesday (23 May).
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.
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.
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.
Euro & Finance 20-11-2012

EP budget rapporteur: EU leaders don’t keep their promises

The discrepancy between political commitments and budgetary engagements will make an agreement at the 22-23 November summit very difficult, says MEP Ivailo Kalfin, one of the two European Parliament rapporteurs on the 2014-2020 EU budget. 
Euro & Finance 25-09-2012

France wants FTT in place ‘before the end of the year’

Paris hopes to clinch an agreement before the end of the year to launch an ‘enhanced cooperation’ mechanism allowing a small group of at least nine EU countries to move forward on a financial transaction tax (FTT), French European Affairs Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said yesterday (24 September). 
EU Priorities 2020 20-09-2012

Ministers given three minutes to square the circle on EU budget

Cyprus tabled yesterday (19 September) a ‘negotiating box’ for the European Union budget for 2014-2020, to be discussed by European affairs ministers on Monday. According to the paper, ministers are requested to limit their presentations to three minutes.
Agrifood 24-11-2011

Green space emerges as major CAP controversy

European Commission plans to require farmers to set aside green areas under the next phase of the EU’s agriculture support programme face uncertainty amid mounting opposition from growers organisations and lawmakers.
Agrifood 08-11-2011

Ciolo? defends plans to reform EU farm policy

Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolo? faced a barrage of criticism yesterday (7 November) over plans to overhaul the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) before a rare gathering of national farm ministers and members of the European Parliament.
Agrifood 14-10-2011

Europe’s farm reform off to rocky start

The European Commission's long-awaited proposals to overhaul the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) have left most EU politicians and stakeholders disappointed.
Regional Policy 12-10-2011

Ciolo?: EU farm spending slowly shifting eastwards

Farmers in Western countries such as France could see their subsidies cut by up to 7% as more money is being channeled to Central and Eastern European states. EU farm Commissioner Dacian Ciolo? spoke to EURACTIV in an exclusive interview ahead of proposals today to reform the EU's Common Agricultural policy for 2014-2020.
Agrifood 22-09-2011

Britain, Poland join calls for ‘radical’ CAP reform

London and Warsaw have put themselves firmly on a collision course with France over the upcoming reform of the EU's farm policy, calling for a "modernisation of European agriculture" which they claim currently "protects outdated practices of the past."
Agrifood 14-07-2011

Eastern EU states call for ‘bolder, speedier’ farm reforms

Plans to reform the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) do not go far enough to level out differences in direct payments between the bloc's 'old' and 'new' members, said national parliamentarians from the bloc's Central and Eastern member countries.
EU Priorities 2020 01-06-2011

Poland vows to take up budget fight as EU president

The EU's next long-term budget for 2014-2020 will be at the centre of Poland's EU Presidency during the second half of the year, with Warsaw eyeing a bigger share of EU spending, it emerges from the country's programme, unveiled yesterday (31 May).