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Africa 26-09-2018

Senegalese milk production trying to find its way

In Senegal, the dairy sector is facing competition from cheap European exports - that makes its development much harder, EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 22-08-2018

German farmers to get €340m state aid for drought-caused harvest losses

Farmers in Germany who have suffered harvest losses of 30% or more due to the ongoing drought will get a total of €340 million in state aid, a half of the estimated damage, Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner told a press...
Agrifood 27-10-2017

Dairy farmers demand EU action on milk prices

Europe’s dairy farmers gathered in front of the European Commission’s headquarters in Brussels on Thursday (26 October) to demand measures to improve their income security in the face of recurring crises in the sector.
Agrifood 08-09-2017

Greece to impose country of origin labelling on milk in 2018

Greece plans to make country of origin labelling on milk mandatory from 2018, joining the growing trend of more precise food labelling in EU countries, which has angered the food industry.
Agrifood 02-08-2017

Commission merges healthy food schemes at school to cut red tape

The European Commission announced on Tuesday (1 August) that it would merge the milk and fruit and vegetables schemes currently provided separately to schoolchildren across Europe.
Agrifood 01-06-2017

Farming innovation is staple for Europe’s food security

As the United Nations celebrate World Milk Day, Ramiro Cabral highlights a seemingly impossible challenge: producing more food in a manner that uses less land, water, feed and energy, all the while ensuring animal welfare.
Agrifood 08-11-2016

FAO prepares to open carbon markets to the milk sector

Small-scale milk producers could soon have access to the carbon markets, thanks to a new methodology developed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). EURACTIV's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Agrifood 27-09-2016

Avoiding milk losses with healthier cows

One in three dairy cows in Europe suffer from disease, causing more than five billion milk servings to be discarded annually, writes Ramiro Cabral.
Agrifood 07-10-2015

Milk production in the EU: Holding on to the fantasy, or facing the truth?

Recent protests about the falling price of milk have turned the spotlight on the dairy sector. But large scale dairy farming has the potential to exacerbate existing problems, writes Olga Kikou.
Agrifood 11-09-2015

Milk crisis drives wedge between France and Germany

France is urging the Commission to increase the price it pays farmers for surplus milk. But most other countries, including Germany, refuse to return to a regulated market. EURACTIV France reports
Agrifood 04-09-2015

Europe must come to grips with the CAP

The European Union has adopted a piecemeal approach to the crises hitting the bloc’s milk and livestock sector,  write Yves Madre and Luc Vernet.
Agrifood 26-08-2015

EU stockpiling does little to resolve agricultural crisis

French farming unions want a higher price for pork and milk, but the European Commission is instead exploring new markets to compensate for declining consumption in the EU. EURACTIV France reports.
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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.
Enlargement 19-04-2011

Serbia turns EU investors into scapegoats

EU investors seem to be paying a price for economic or political difficulties in Serbia, which officially applied for European Union membership two years ago. The European Commission and Parliament are keeping a close eye on developments, but recent examples show continuing risks for foreign investors.
Agrifood 16-06-2010

EU advised to table rules for dairy contracts

After eight months of brainstorming, an EU expert group has drummed up seven recommendations to stabilise the dairy market and ensure a fair income for producers.
Agrifood 28-10-2009

France unveils farm aid plan, calls for EU dairy regulation

French President Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday (27 October) pledged €1.65 billion in support for France's struggling farm sector and urged the EU to move faster in reinforcing dairy regulations.
Agrifood 20-10-2009

EU throws final lifeline to dairy sector

The European Commission has proposed to allocate an extra €280 million to help dairy farmers. But the EU executive stressed that this is the very last time it will loosen the purse strings for any agricultural sector for now.
Agrifood 16-10-2009

Court slams EU dairy deregulation policy

The European Union should focus on satisfying the needs of its domestic dairy market and ensuring a fair standard of living for farmers rather than deregulating the sector, the European Court of Auditors said yesterday (15 October).
Agrifood 22-09-2009

Angry dairy farmers dump milk at EU headquarters

European dairy farmers set hay on fire and spilled milk in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on Monday (21 September) and warned their protest over low milk prices would intensify.
Agrifood 08-09-2009

16 EU countries back new milk regulation

A Franco-German initiative on a new regulation to help hard-hit milk producers was backed yesterday (7 September) by sixteen of the 27 EU member states, paving the way for possible re-regulation of the milk market. 
Agrifood 24-07-2009

EU agrees steps to help dairy prices

The European Union agreed steps yesterday (23 July) to help stabilise falling dairy prices, scrapping the minimum price for cheese to qualify for export subsidies and extending purchases of butter and milk powder. 
Agrifood 23-07-2009

EU to investigate dairy sector profits

The EU has limited scope to help struggling dairy farmers over the next two years, but is investigating whether big supermarkets are using their buying power unfairly against them, a European Commission report on the dairy market situation shows.
Agrifood 06-07-2009

France, Germany join forces on CAP reform

Paris and Berlin last week (2 July) announced the creation of a Franco-German working group to frame reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2013.
Agrifood 19-06-2009

Farmers extend milk protests as EU summit wraps up

Hundreds of dairy farmers protesting against low milk prices drove their tractors into Brussels yesterday before a summit of EU leaders, causing traffic chaos in and around the city. Further protests were announced for next week.