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Agrifood 04-06-2020

MEPs threaten to sink unambitious COVID-19 wine package

Lawmakers in the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee (COMAGRI) turned down a section of an aid package proposed by the Commission for wine, fruit and vegetable producers, as it wasn't ambitious enough to cope with disruption caused by the pandemic.
Agrifood 14-05-2020

EU farm ministers urge EU to explore all options against COVID-19

In order to cope with negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the agri-food sector, member states have reiterated their call for additional measures which, however, are not in the European Commission's pipeline.
Agrifood 07-05-2020

EU agri-food sector puzzled by crisis reserve conundrum

As the exceptional measures taken by the European Commission have not been deemed adequate to relieve distressed agri-food markets, the idea of deploying the so far unused crisis fund, set up in the 2013 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, is coming to the fore.
Agrifood 30-04-2020

Transitional CAP, market measures, unfair trade practices

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. The European Parliament’s agriculture committee has approved a negotiating mandate for upcoming talks...
European Parliament's Agriculture Committee will grill Commissioner Wojciechowski in a hearing on Thursday (30 April).
Agrifood 28-04-2020

MEPs voice ‘strong reservations’ about Commission’s market intervention measures

In a letter to Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski, MEPs on the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee (COMAGRI) criticised the package of exceptional measures proposed by the Commission to relieve distressed agri-food markets in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
Agrifood 23-04-2020

Protectionism, market measures, workers guidelines

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. Struggling to cope with the fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak, countries across the...
Agrifood 23-04-2020

Commission backtracks on intervention measures in agri-food markets

The EU Executive gave way to the pressure from the EU lawmakers and the agri-food industry announcing exceptional market measures on Wednesday (22 April), after having said there was not enough money left over for their deployment less than a week ago.
Agrifood 20-04-2020

Ministers press Commission to trigger private storage against food price shocks

In a joint statement agreed last Friday (17 April), all EU-27 farm ministers called for activating the private storage aid (PSA) to support those agri-food sectors where significant market disturbances and price impacts have been assessed due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Agrifood 27-03-2020

EU farm chief: Post-coronavirus recovery should be green and sustainable

The Green Deal remains a flagship policy of von der Leyen Commission and the EU should aim for a post-COVID-19 recovery that is green and sustainable, Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.
Agrifood 08-10-2019

CAP direct payments for farmers ‘free from errors’, EU Auditors say

The lion's share of the current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) spending is substantially unaffected by material errors, while a quarter of rural development EU aids are partially wrongly attributed, according to the European Court of Auditors (ECA) last report.
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