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  • The Commission approves new promotion programmes for agricultural products

    The Commission approves new promotion programmes for agricultural products

    The European Commission has approved 41 new programmes to promote agricultural products in the EU and on third country markets, worth 130 million EURO over 3 years, half of which (65m EURO) comes from the EU budget. This includes an extra 30m€ ...

  • Deal on Mackerel in the North-East Atlantic

    Deal on Mackerel in the North-East Atlantic

    The European Commission welcomes the five-year arrangement for mackerel in the North-East Atlantic, which was reached in London on 12 March between the EU, Faroe Islands and Norway. The arrangement, which makes room for another Coastal State to ...

  • MEPs reject draft seed regulation

    MEPs reject draft seed regulation

    The European Commission`s proposal for plant reproductive material law, also known as the “seed regulation”, was voted down by Parliament on Tuesday, amid concerns that it would give the Commission too much power and leave EU countries ...

  • Bee pollination improves crop quality as well  as quantity

    Bee pollination improves crop quality as well as quantity

    Bee pollination improves the shape, weight and shelf-life of strawberries, contributing a staggering €1.05 billion to the European strawberry market per year, new research suggests. By blocking bees from a set of plants, the researchers ...

  • Europe`s Common Agricultural Policy: Taking care of our roots

    Europe`s Common Agricultural Policy: Taking care of our roots

    The European Commission is launching today a communication campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of agriculture in our daily lives – and the role that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) plays in supporting it. Under the new ...

  • Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 23 September 2013

    Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 23 September 2013

    The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of September will take place in Brussels on 23rd September 2013, under the presidency of Mr Vigilijus Jukna, Lithuanian Minister of Agriculture. The Commission will be represented by Commissioner for ...

  • Forest resources in the EU

    Forest resources in the EU

    A new Forest Strategy responding to the new challenges facing forests and the forest sector has been published by the European Commission today, which underlines the importance of forest resources in the EU. The EU currently contains 5 % of the ...

  • Commission presents new EU forest strategy based on new, broader, approach to forest

    Commission presents new EU forest strategy based on new, broader, approach to forest

    A new Forest Strategy responding to the new challenges facing forests and the forest sector has been published by the European Commission today. Covering 40% of the EU area, forests are a key resource for improving the quality of life and creating ...

  • EUR 28m EU support for the promotion of agricultural products

    EUR 28m EU support for the promotion of agricultural products

    The European Commission has approved 16 programmes in 12 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Latvia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom) to provide information on and to promote ...

  • EC completes pesticide review programme

    EC completes pesticide review programme

    The European Commission made an important step forward in its efforts to ensure improved protection of human health and the environment, as it completed the review of existing pesticides that were on the market before 1993. This programme concerned ...

  • EC funds EUR 72m bluetongue emergency vaccination campaign

    EC funds EUR 72m bluetongue emergency vaccination campaign

    The European Commission has received the backing of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health to adopt a draft Decision approving the emergency vaccination plans of certain Member States against Bluetongue and the first instalment ...

  • €2.13bn rural development plan for Scotland

    €2.13bn rural development plan for Scotland

    Aid of €2.13 billion, of which €676.3 million is EU-financed, including €317 million from voluntary modulation (47%), has been allocated to the Rural Development Programme for Scotland for the period 2007- 2013. Main priorities are: organic farming; ...

  • Further set of EU rural development programmes for the period 2007-2013 agreed

    Further set of EU rural development programmes for the period 2007-2013 agreed

    The Rural Development Committee (consisting of representatives of the 27 Member States) gave a positive opinion to the Rural Development programmes of Denmark, Scotland, France (Guadeloupe) and Italy (Valle d`Aosta, Puglia, Sicily and Basilicata) ...

  • Environmental topics at EU Agriculture/Fisheries Council, 26-27 November 2007

    Environmental topics at EU Agriculture/Fisheries Council, 26-27 November 2007

    The Agriculture & Fisheries Council will meet in Brussels on Monday 26 (starting at 11 a.m.) and Tuesday 27 November, under the Presidency of Mr Jaime Silva, Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries. Commissioners Mariann ...

  • Rural development programmes 2007-2014 approved by the EC

    Rural development programmes 2007-2014 approved by the EC

    Country profile GERMANY Size: 357,000 km² Population: 82.31 millions inhabitants (density: 231 inhabitants/ km²) GDP per capita: € 23,702 (year 2003; source: national strategy plan for rural development) Rural areas cover 80% of the ...

  • A further set of rural development programmes for the period 2007-2013 agreed

    A further set of rural development programmes for the period 2007-2013 agreed

    Today the Rural Development Committee (consisting of representatives of the 27 Member States) gave a positive opinion to the Rural Development programmes of Belgium (Wallonia), Estonia, France (Martinique, Réunion), Germany (3 Länder), Greece, Italy ...

  • EC proposes new Common Agricultural Policy measures to tackle climate change, biofuel production and water management

    EC proposes new Common Agricultural Policy measures to tackle climate change, biofuel production and water management

    The European Commission today unveiled its blueprint for streamlining and further modernising the European Union`s Common Agricultural Policy. The so-called `Health Check` of the CAP will build on the approach which began with the 2003 reforms, ...