About: Dacian Ciolo?

Agrifood 16-06-2016

CAP: Still a work in progress

In June 2013, politicians approved the first major reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in a decade, following months of haggling over quotas, subsidies and measures to improve environmental accountability.
Central Europe 12-02-2016

Romanian PM dismisses tax chiefs over EU funds fraud inquiry

Romania's prime minister sacked the head of the tax authority and his deputy on Thursday (11 September), a day after anti-corruption prosecutors said they were being investigated as part of a probe into the misappropriation of European funds.
Europe's East 27-01-2016

‘Last chance’ for Moldova’s pro-EU government after mass protests

Moldova's new Prime Minister, Pavel Filip, said yesterday (26 January) that his government faces a "last chance" to regain public trust as the country a battles deep political crisis, calling for calm from protesters demanding his resignation.
Central Europe 25-01-2016

Mini-Schengen not an option, for now

A majority of EU countries seem to be hostile to the idea of a "mini-Schengen", capable of better controlling its common borders, which was floated by the Netherlands at the end of last year.
EU Priorities 2020 22-01-2016

Romania still wants to join shaky Schengen

Romania's Prime Minister still wants to see his country join Schengen, despite it having an uncertain future. EURACTIV France reports.

Romania discusses security concerns with US envoy

US Deputy Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland has praised Romania's "substantial" progress in judicial reform and combatting corruption. EURACTIV Romania reports.
Elections 16-11-2015

Paris attacks hit sensitive nerve in Romania

The Paris attacks have hit a sensitive nerve in Romania, which is mourning the victims of a fire in a Bucharest nightclub that brought down the government of Prime Minister Victor Ponta. EURACTIV Romania reports.
Elections 05-11-2015

Ex-Commissioner Dacian Ciolos to be Romania’s next PM

EXCLUSIVE/ Dacian Cioloș, the former Commissioner for Agriculture in the executive led by José Manuel Barroso, will be Romania's new premier, two credible sources told EURACTIV today (5 October).
Agrifood 07-10-2015

Commission’s proposal for stricter thresholds in organic farming opposed

The European Commission is considering stricter pesticide limits for organic products. The organic sector and the European Parliament are not in agreement. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Agrifood 21-09-2015

Agricultural market volatility is ‘here to stay’

SPECIAL REPORT / The farmers' protests that paralysed Brussels on 7 September, and hit Europe over the summer, are the result of agriculture prices volatility, which experts say "is here to stay". EURACTIV Italy reports.
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Agrifood 03-09-2014

EU pledges support for farmers following Russian food ban

The European Commission confirmed on Wednesday it will provide an additional €30 million of EU funding for CAP promotion programmes starting in 2015, on top of the €60 million that is foreseen annually in the CAP budget. The new measures are aimed at alleviating the impact of Russian ban on importing certain EU agricultural products.
EU Elections 2014 01-09-2014

Romania makes second nomination for commissioner

Romanian President Traian B?sescu expressed outrage upon learning at the 30 August EU summit that Prime Minister Victor Ponta had made a second nomination for commissioner. It was previously announced that both the President and the Prime Minister back Dacian Ciolo?, the present EU Commissioner for Agriculture, for a second term, hopefully with the same portfolio.
Agrifood 29-08-2014

Dairy sector to receive emergency EU funding following Russian trade ban

The European Union will use agricultural funds to help EU producers store butter, Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and cheese, to help diminish the impact of the Russian ban on EU food imports, the Commission announced on Thursday (28 August).
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EU Elections 2014 28-08-2014

Sources: Romania has other candidates if Ciolo? doesn’t get agriculture

The formation of the new European Commission confronts Romania with unprecedented challenges, as the country seeks to retain its agriculture portfolio for a second term. EURACTIV Romania reports.
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Agrifood 19-08-2014

EU farmers to receive €125 million in aid after Russian food import ban

The European Commission said on Monday it will introduce support measures for certain perishable fruits & vegetables, after Russia imposed restrictions on imports of EU agricultural products.
Agrifood 18-08-2014

EU farmers handed €125 million to offset Russia sanctions

EU farmers will get financial help of up to €125 million to help them cope with the impact of Russia's ban on most Western food imports, which has created a glut of fruit and vegetables in peak harvest time, the European Commission said on Monday (18 August).
Agrifood 28-07-2014

Organic farming has grown rapidly, says EU

The organic farming sector has grown rapidly over the past ten years, to about 500,000 new hectares every year, according to EU statistics.
Jean-Claude Juncker is hoping for support from a majority in the European Parliament on 17 July after being nominated for Commission President by the European Council. [EP]
EU Elections 2014 16-07-2014

Commission ‘clusterisation’ may follow EU budget headings

The future Commission could be designed along “clusters” reflecting the five headings of the EU budget. Accordingly, five Commission Vice Presidents will be responsible for these clusters, but the concept of “junior” and “senior” commissioners has been rejected, sources told EURACTIV.
EU Elections 2014 26-06-2014

Romania to resend Dacian Ciolo? as commissioner

Both the centre-right Romanian President Traian B?sescu and the Socialist Prime Minister Victor Ponta  announced their official support for Dacian Ciolo?, the present EU Commissioner for Agriculture, to run for a second term, hopefully with the same portfolio. EURACTIV Romania reports.
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Agrifood 17-06-2014

Agriculture seen as sticky point in TTIP trade talks between EU, US

EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolo? met US Agriculture State Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday in Brussels to discuss the relations between the US and the EU in agricultural matters.
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Health 30-01-2014

Commission unveils new plan to combat obesity

In its fight against obesity among school children, the European Commission launched a proposal on Thursday to strengthen the declining consumption of fruit and milk among young people. Aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles, the new plan will bring together the EU's currently separate programmes on milk and fruit under a new single scheme.
Agrifood 21-11-2013

Parliament backs farm policy reforms

The European Parliament has agreed to a "fairer and greener" reform of the EU’s agriculture policy, but MEPs from across the political spectrum weighed in with their discontent.
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Agrifood 20-11-2013

MEPs back farm policy reforms

The European Parliament agreed on Wednesday to a "fairer and greener" reform of the EU’s agriculture policy but MEPs from across the political spectrum weighed in with their discontent. MEPs insisted that EU funds go only to active farmers and not to landowners who do not farm their land. Also, it was decided that more environmentally-friendly farming practices will be used. This is the first reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) shaped by Parliament as a full co-legislator with EU member states.
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Agrifood 24-09-2013

EC’s Dacian Ciolo? on the CAP reform

Farmers could miss out on huge EU payments if ministers and parliamentarians fail to complete the last set of negotiations for Europe’s new agriculture policy today (24 September). Ministers and a delegation from the European Parliament will attempt to smooth out legal issues during the last round of negotiations over the EU's reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).