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Agrifood 15-06-2020

MEPs call for ad hoc panel to restore trust between lawmakers and wine sector

The European Parliament's agriculture committee (COMAGRI) has made the creation of a high-level group to discuss the post-COVID-19 wine sector one of the conditions for lifting its veto on the Commission's aid package for fruit and vegetable producers.
Agrifood 13-06-2020

EU lawmakers bicker over CAP reform

Lawmakers on the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee (AGRI) reacted angrily as their colleagues on the Environment Committee (ENVI) decided to halt cooperation on the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) file.
Agrifood 29-05-2020

Farm to Fork Strategy – What’s on the menu?

In this special edition of the agrifood podcast, EURACTIV's agrifood team spoke to a range of policymakers and stakeholders to hear their remarks on the presentation of the highly anticipated Farm to Fork strategy, the new EU's landmark food policy
Agrifood 25-03-2020

MEPs demand CAP contingency plan as part of EU response to COVID-19

Lawmakers in the European Parliament have called on the European Commission to prepare a strategy anticipating the difficulties that might arise in implementing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Agrifood 25-03-2020

COVID-19 measures could cause ‘devastating’ labour shortage in EU farming

Europe’s farming sector could face a dramatic shortfall in workers as a consequence of the border restrictions put in place to stem the spread of novel coronavirus, which could lead to “devastating” impacts, according to Pekka Pesonen, secretary-general or farmers association COPA-COGECA. 
Agrifood 02-10-2019

Hogan’s CAP proposal is ‘not the Bible’, says Wojciechowski to save his neck

Suggestions to re-open the European Commission's proposed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) could be just enough to save the Polish Commissioner-designate after an overall poor performance in front of the European Parliament.
Agrifood 26-09-2019

Carbon-capture crops need incentives through CAP, EU ministers said

Soil carbon sequestration and other measures intended to reduce net greenhouse emissions in farming require proper funding and a degree of flexibility, EU agriculture ministers agreed at an informal meeting hosted by the Finnish Council presidency.

MEPs back Commission’s opinion-dividing land use proposal

The European Parliament’s environment committee on Tuesday (11 July) adopted a proposal on Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF). But the draft report has provoked criticism across sectors, as it now moves towards a full plenary vote and trialogue.
Agrifood 07-10-2015

Commission’s proposal for stricter thresholds in organic farming opposed

The European Commission is considering stricter pesticide limits for organic products. The organic sector and the European Parliament are not in agreement. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
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