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Euro & Finance 16-11-2016

Italy, ‘tired of European contradictions’, opposes EU budget review

European Union governments and institutions are set for intense budget negotiations ahead of a 17 November deadline, with Italy complaining not enough spending is planned for handling migration, security threats and youth unemployment.
Brexit 12-01-2016

Midterm EU budget review falls victim to UK referendum

EXCLUSIVE / British Prime Minister David Cameron can already claim a victory ahead of the referendum, because the major event in the calendar of the Juncker Commission, the midterm review of the European Union’s 7 year budget, has been effectively cancelled.

EU’s heavy budget file lands on Brussels summit table

EU heads of state and government will try to reach a final agreement with the European Parliament on the bloc's long-term budget at their summit that starts tomorrow (27 June), after several failed attempts for a compromise, EURACTIV has learned.
Transport 11-10-2006

Transport policy looks set for U-turn

Despite the 2001 Transport White Paper’s aim to curb demand for road transport, only green groups appear to believe that this is still a worthy aim.
Future EU 14-02-2005

Brief – Juncker: “Economic growth is not an end in itself”

The new Lisbon strategy should preserve the "basic balance" between competitiveness, social and environmental policies, declared EU Council President Jean-Claude Juncker after a meeting with key interest groups.
Future EU 16-11-2004

EcoFin backs Kok Report: Focus on growth and employment

During discussions on the Lisbon mid-term review in Brussels on 16 November, ministers of economic and financial affairs will agree that the Lisbon agenda "has become too broad" and needs more focus.

Put the social pillar back into Lisbon, urge NGOs

Social NGOs have carried out their own review of the Lisbon strategy, criticising the lack of progress made in creating 'more and better jobs' and fostering 'social cohesion'. 

Kok expert group was divided over working hours

Longer working hours and delayed retirement were the main sticking points among the expert group chaired by Wim Kok, which is carrying out a review of the Lisbon process.

Kok wants more peer pressure and fewer objectives for Lisbon agenda

The high-level expert group carrying out a review of the Lisbon process is expected to propose that Member States draw up national action plans to boost employment and growth in the EU.

Study on farming and environment recommends more funds for rural development

A new study on Environmental Integration and the CAP, published by the Institute for European Environmental Policy in London, recommends a significant increase of the rural development funding.
Enlargement 15-10-2002

France and Germany need more time to resolve CAP reform dispute

The French President Jacques Chirac and the German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder said they needed more time to resolve their dispute over the EU's agricultural policy reform. They set themselves the deadline until the EU's Copenhagen European Council in December to find a compromise on changing the funding of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Enlargement 02-10-2002

Dutch Government insists on opposition to direct farm payments

The Dutch State Secretary for European Affairs Atzo Nicolaï has warned that EU enlargement could fail if Member States do not agree to phase out direct payments to farmers.
Agrifood 25-09-2002

Member States remain divided on agricultural and fisheries reform

The 15 EU Farm Ministers have remained divided in their discussion of agricultural and fisheries reforms at the Council meeting in Brussels on 23-24 September.
Agrifood 24-09-2002

Seven EU Member States want to preserve CAP as it is

Seven EU Farm Ministers defended the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in a letter to several European newspapers on 23 September while the Council started discussing CAP reform.

CAP and fisheries reforms on Council agenda

EU Farm Ministers will discuss Common Agricultural Policy and Common Fisheries Policy reforms, as well as organic farming, genetically modified organisms and animal welfare on 23-24 September.
Trade & Society 19-09-2002

Should the EU take the lead in WTO farm negotiations?

The EU is expected to take the lead in WTO negotiations on agriculture as the focus has shifted from the US to Europe on farm policy reform.
Enlargement 10-09-2002

Fischler calls for quick agreement on direct payments for farmers

Farm Commissioner Franz Fischler has called for a quick agreement on EU farm aid to the candidate countries. At the informal meeting of ministers for agriculture from the Member States and candidate countries in Denmark, the Commissioner warned that enlargement would be blocked without this agreement.

NGOs and industry demand substantial reform of EU fisheries policy

Representatives from industry, fishermen and NGOs will present the case for substantial reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy at the informal meeting of agriculture ministers on 9 and 10 September in Denmark.
Agrifood 16-07-2002

First discussion of CAP reform reveals deep divisions

10 out of 15 EU Agriculture Ministers opposed the Commission's proposal for a reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), arguing it could seriously damage the interests of farmers.
Health 15-07-2002

EU agriculture ministers discuss CAP review

The 15 EU agriculture ministers are meeting in Brussels on 15 July for their first discussion of the proposed mid-term review of the Common Agricultural Policy.
Enlargement 11-07-2002

Commission faces tough battle for CAP reform

Over the next months, the EU will see a fierce battle over the Commission's controversial proposal for a radical reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Commission presents controversial mid-term review of the Common Agricultural Policy

The Commission presented its reform plans for the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on 10 July. With some radical changes but sticking to the fundamentals of the CAP, the Commission intends to bring the agricultural policy closer to its citizens.
Enlargement 10-07-2002

Fischler defends farm revolution

On 10 July, the European Farm Commissioner, Franz Fischler, is expected to propose a radical reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy, de-coupling farm subsidies and production.
Agrifood 09-07-2002

Britain to support CAP reform

Britain has joined Germany in a call for a radical reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. EU Farm Commissioner, Franz Fischler, is expected to propose a reform, severing links between farm subsidies and production, in the face of strong opposition from France.