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Agrifood 22-04-2022

CAP talks could be impacted by recent French fallow land derogation

While the war in Ukraine continues, French farmers are permitted to cultivate fallow land in order to increase production. The question now is whether the direction of the new Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) will also be affected. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 14-09-2018

Biggest-ever study on eczema in Europe urges need for further research

A landmark study on the quality of life and costs for people suffering from atopic eczema in Europe has revealed the effect of the disease on patients, particularly the sometimes high social and financial costs.
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Health 14-11-2017

Three asks from EFA Patients on World COPD Day

On World COPD Day, Isabel Saraiva, Deputy Director of EFA Member RESPIRA, the Portuguese Association for People with COPD and other Chronic Respiratory Diseases, highlights the minimum standards of care COPD patients need:  earlier diagnosis, smoking cessation programmes and pulmonary rehabilitation.
Development Policy 09-04-2015

Education goal far from reached, UNESCO warns

Only a third of the world's governments have acccomplished all of the measurable Education for All (EFA) goals set in the 2000 MDGs, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today (9 April).
EU Elections 2014 25-09-2013

Flemish MEP row reveals tensions in Greens/EFA group

The Flemish Green party has accused the separatist N-VA of deviating too much from the political line of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament.
Health 22-01-2002

Agriculture ministers approve Food Safety Authority

On 21 January, the Council of Agriculture Ministers adopted the amendements of the Parliament to the a Regulation setting up the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and a new framework for EU food law. The Authority will be responsible for evaluating and communicating risks concerning foodstuffs to the relevant national bodies and to consumers.

Food Authority priority for Belgium Presidency

Belgian Presidency determined to establish European Food Authority by end of 2001 at the latest

Common position reached on future food authority

Political agreement reached in Council of Ministers on Commission proposal setting up European Food Authority (EFA)

Parliament gives green light to new food authority

European Parliament adopts report on the creation of the European Food Authority (EFA) including 200 amendments
Agrifood 04-06-2001

Council reaches agreement on European Food Authority

Internal Market ministers reached common position on creation of European Food Authority (EFA)

Preparations under way for European Food Authority

Commissioner Byrne launches preparations for setting up one of the key bodies of the future European Food Authority
Agrifood 24-04-2001

Sugar, animal feed and bananas on farming agenda

EU agriculture minister meet in Luxembourg to discuss current sugar regime, extension of the animal feed ban and recent EU-US banana agreement
Agrifood 26-03-2001

Stockholm addresses foot-and-mouth disease

EU heads of government agree to contribute veterinary resources to Member States hit by foot and mouth disease at Stockholm Summit

Prodi tips Luxembourg as seat for EFA

Prodi letter to Italian newspaper tips Luxembourg as location for new European Food Authority
Agrifood 09-11-2000

Commission wants food safety from farm to table

The Commission adopted its detailed proposals for a new food law and for the creation of a European Food Authority (EFA)
Climate change 26-10-2000

MEPs supports creation of European Food Safety Authority

The European Parliament adopts the Commission's White Paper on food safety
Agrifood 20-10-2000

Commission proposes new steps towards more food safety

The European Commission adopted a new Regulation prohibiting the recycling of contaminated animal material in animal feed
Agrifood 06-09-2000

EU Agriculture Ministers in favour of European Food Model

EU Ministers of Agriculture discussed a new "European Food Model" at their informal Council meeting in Biarritz.
Agrifood 01-08-2000

Comments to Food Safety White Paper published

The European Commission published comments by more than 100 interested parties to its White Paper on Food Safety.