About: Julien Denormandie

Agrifood 27-05-2022

Agrifood Brief: From food sovereignty to food security

Last week saw French agriculture minister Julien Denormandie, after being snubbed for the role of France’s prime minister, step back from politics altogether.
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.
Agrifood 22-04-2022

Slovakia forges ahead on carbon farming

While the EU is still waiting for the European Commission to propose a common framework on promoting farming practices that help remove carbon from the atmosphere, Slovakia has charged ahead and drawn up a new land-use climate fund.
Agrifood 12-04-2022

EU farm lawmakers want to have their say on land-use emissions framework

EU agriculture ministers and MEPs from European Parliament's agriculture committee want to see farmers' interests included in the new framework for land-use emissions, a responsibility that falls to their 'environment' colleagues.
Agrifood 08-04-2022

Industrial emissions proposal criticised by farming sector

Lawmakers and stakeholders close to the agriculture community accused the EU executive of being disconnected from reality and creating additional bureaucracy after presenting new rules to curb pollution in the industrial sector.
Agrifood 08-04-2022

France’s CAP plan ‘only partially’ supports green transition, Commission says

The European Commission expressed reservations about France's national strategic plan, saying it did not meet the environmental commitments of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), according to an observation letter. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 23-03-2022

EU ministers back Spain’s call urging bloc to help fishing sector hit by fuel price hike

Spanish Agriculture Minister Luis Planas' call on the EU to urgently help the fisheries sector during a Council of EU agriculture ministers on Monday (21 March) was backed by more than 20 block ministers. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 25-02-2022

France pitches its carbon farming system as model for EU

As far as French agriculture minister Julien Denormandie is concerned, an EU framework for remunerating carbon farming should be modelled after France’s already existing voluntary scheme.
Agrifood 24-02-2022

Ministers, EU lawmakers worried over rising farm production prices

After farmers have been complaining about high production costs for months, the escalating Russia Ukraine crisis has given the issue additional urgency. National agriculture ministers as well as EU lawmakers have expressed concerns about the situation.
Agrifood 23-02-2022

Agriculture ministers stumped over details on deforestation-free imports

Member states are divided on the details of a proposal designed to prevent imports into Europe linked with deforestation, despite a concerted push from the French, who have placed the file as a top priority during its rotating EU presidency.
Agrifood 10-02-2022

Austria tries to force-feed origin label to EU farm ministers

While Austrian Agriculture Minister Elisabeth Köstinger was keen to put the question of a mandatory origin label on the table of this week’s informal ministerial meeting in Strasbourg, participants said it did not make the cut.
Agrifood 09-02-2022

Carbon farming: EU ministers find the devil in the details

While France’s Julien Denormandie lauded member states’ enthusiasm on low-carbon agriculture, the informal meeting of EU agriculture ministers in Strasbourg revealed tricky technical questions on the matter that still lie ahead.
Agrifood 25-01-2022

French agri minister manoeuvres review of pesticide residues onto EU agenda

The French agriculture minister’s ambitions to link the upcoming pesticides directive review with completely separate legislation on maximum residue limits has confused stakeholders, some of who see it as a covert way to overhaul the current framework on pesticide tolerances.
Agrifood 21-01-2022

Agrifood Brief: Mirror, mirror – or a wall?

How to make trade the fairest of them all? That was the big theme of the French EU presidency, under which agricultural minister Julien Denormandie made his debut as chair of the agriculture and fisheries (AGRIFISH) Council this week. The...
Agrifood 19-01-2022

Member states put pedal to the metal on Commission’s carbon farming plans

Member states are keen to step up talks on carbon sequestration in farming under the French EU presidency, given the Commission's legislative proposal expected by the end of the year.
Agrifood 18-01-2022

France to push EU states to approve avian flu vaccine for poultry

Two vaccines will soon be tested in France in response to the worst avian influenza outbreak Europe has ever faced, French Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie has announced. The aim is for them to be approved for all 27 EU member states. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 17-12-2021

New German agri minister stresses forest protection at first EU meeting

During his first agriculture and fisheries council, new German Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir presented himself as an advocate of climate protection and animal welfare as the ministers discussed measures against deforestation.
Agrifood 14-12-2021

France to strongly back Commission’s deforestation proposal during EU presidency

France will back the European Commission in fighting deforestation and defending a "high" level of ambition when it takes on the French EU Council Presidency in January for six months, French Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie told EU agriculture ministers on 13 December.
Agrifood 08-11-2021

Industry, NGOs clash over role of genetics in agricultural transition

While the French seed industry, the government, and the European Commission agree on the need to develop crop varieties further, NGOs have warned of risks linked with deregulating new genomic techniques.
Agrifood 07-10-2021

EU market protection, farmers’ income dominate French livestock summit talks

During France's upcoming EU Council presidency, reciprocity will be the name of the game for its Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie, who took the opportunity during a recent agricultural summit to emphasise the importance of protecting the European market and farmers' wages
Agrifood 30-07-2021

French egg industry backs chick culling ban, calls for EU-wide extension

After French Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie announced a ban on the crushing of male chicks, questions arose as to how feasible such a move would be, particularly regarding the cost and adopted technique. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 21-07-2021

Germany, France call on EU countries to also ban culling of male chicks

France and Germany are now calling on other EU countries to follow their lead in banning the controversial practice of culling male chicks, which both countries pledged to end from January 2022. EURACTIV France and EURACTIV Germany report.
Agrifood 03-06-2021

French minister’s CAP reform approach an ‘insult’ to organic farmers

Organic farmers protested in Paris on Wednesday (2 June) against a potential cut in aid for organic farmers in the future CAP. But the French agriculture minister insists their calculations are “biased”.  EURACTIV France reports.
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.