About: Stéphane Le Foll

Agrifood 18-01-2017

Spain lodges complaint after French vandals attack wine lorries

The Spanish embassy in Paris has lodged a complaint with French authorities about a number of attacks made on Spanish lorries transporting wine across their shared border over the last 48 hours. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Brexit 27-10-2016

Le Foll: UK cannot have it all in Brexit deal

Britain cannot have it all as it exits the European Union and cannot leave behind the bloc's problems while benefiting from its advantages, French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll said on Wednesday (26 October).
Agrifood 02-09-2016

France seeks renewed ‘legitimacy’ for EU farm policy post-Brexit

In light of an unprecedented farming crisis, EU agriculture ministers will gather in France today (2 September) to exchange views on the future role of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after Britain's decision to leave the 28-country bloc.
Agrifood 19-04-2016

What is happening with the EU’s Russia sanctions policy?

The EU has recently experienced several digressions from its official line on sanctions against Russia. The growing frustration of European farmers with the sanction regime has prompted national politicians to undermine the EU’s position on Russia, writes Julius Lorenzen.
Agrifood 06-04-2016

France promises belated progress on animal welfare

The French Ministry for Agriculture has launched a four-year animal welfare strategy, a first for the country, which is far behind its European partners in this respect. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 31-03-2016

France pushes transparency rules for meat, dairy companies

France has unveiled plans to increase fines for food firms that do not publish annual results, part of government efforts to bring transparency to price talks blamed for hurting farmers.
Agrifood 23-03-2016

Pesticides: Economic nonsense?

The cost of pesticides may far outweigh their benefits, according to the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), which has conducted a study on the external costs of these products. EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.
Agrifood 17-03-2016

Paris pushes EU to ban bee-killing pesticides

In a bid to spur the EU into action, the French ban on neonicotinoids could be set back several months and subject to a number of exceptions. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 14-03-2016

France gathers Eastern allies to take on agricultural crisis

The EU’s eastern member states could throw their weight behind France’s calls for a temporary suspension of the rules of the internal market to counteract the agricultural crisis. EURACTIV France reports.
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Agrifood 16-02-2016

France fails to win immediate EU support on farming crisis

France failed to secure further relief measures for its struggling livestock farmers at a meeting of European Union agriculture ministers on Monday (15 February), as it tries to contain protests sparked by persistent low prices.
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EU Priorities 2020 04-02-2016

Can France revive its influence in Brussels?

With French influence in Brussels at an all-time low, Paris is searching for ways to breathe life back into its EU delegation. EURACTIV France reports.
Climate change 11-12-2015

The Lima-Paris Action Agenda: A questionable melting pot

The Lima-Paris Action Agenda is packed with initiatives which could stimulate hundreds of billions of dollars of investment, but it also gives a platform to some actors with questionable intentions. EURACTIV France reports
Agrifood 30-11-2015

The ‘4 per 1,000’ initiative brings climate action and agriculture together

France is promoting an initiative to capture CO2 in agricultural soils, a concept popular among the EU's big agricultural countries, which see it as a chance to make farming part of the solution to climate change. EURACTIV France reports
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 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.
Agrifood 22-07-2015

France promises emergency aid to farmers

French President François Hollande on Tuesday (21 July) promised measures to help livestock and dairy farmers who have been protesting for weeks over what they say is a squeeze on their profits by retailers and food processors.
Euro & Finance 16-07-2015

France accepts Greek deal, calls for eurozone government

The French National Assembly was the first national parliament to vote on the Greek debt deal on Wednesday 15 June. MPs accepted the agreement by 412 votes to 69. EURACTIV France reports
Agrifood 12-02-2015

Paris gets behind Parliament resolution on meat labels

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling on the Commission to introduce mandatory labeling of the origin of all meats used in ready-prepared meals. Paris has expressed its strong support for the resolution. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 29-01-2015

France told to pay back €1.1 billion in EU farm subsidies

The European Commission is withholding €1.1 billion of CAP repayments from France over the misspending of agricultural subsidies between 2008 and 2012. EURACTIV France reports
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France backs agroecology to fight climate change

Agriculture and forestry are responsible for 24% of greenhouse gas emissions, but could be turned into powerful allies in the fight against global warming, according to a new study. EURACTIV France reports.
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Agrifood 13-06-2014

France wins greater control over GMOs, but comes under fire from Greens

EU member states have finally agreed on a European law for the authorisation process of GMOs. This decision, which has been in the pipeline for years, has come under fire from French ecologists. EURACTIV France reports.

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