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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his annual State of the Union speech at the European Parliament on 14 September 2016.

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13/12/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food
Phil Hogan and Gabriela Matecna © EU
15/11/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food

The Council reached a political agreement on the fishing opportunities for deep sea stocks for 2017 and 2018. Ministers were briefed by the Commission on the results of the work of the agricultural markets task force and its final recommendations. 

Karmenu Vella © EU
10/11/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food / Environment, consumers and health

The global ocean economy is estimated at €1.3 trillion. Climate change, poverty and food security are some of the global challenges that can be effectively addressed, if oceans are better protected and sustainably managed.

26/10/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food / Environment, consumers and health
Frau, die sich über biologisch angebaute Pflanzen beugt © EU
18/10/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food / Environment, consumers and health / Regions and local development / Science and technology

The Commission has presented a proposal for a Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area - PRIMA. The first partnership of its kind in the Mediterranean basin aims to develop much-needed novel solutions for sustainable water management and food production.

Mr Karmenu Vella and Ms Gabriela Matecna © EU
11/10/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food

The Council reached a political agreement on the fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2017. Ministers also exchanged views on the annual consultations between the EU and Norway in the framework of their bilateral fisheries agreement. 

28/06/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food
15/06/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food / Environment, consumers and health / Science and technology
14/06/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food / Regions and local development
Ships and symbol of a compass © EU
05/04/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food / Environment, consumers and health / Regions and local development / Transport and travel

The money is available under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and divided in calls for proposal focusing on the key areas where the European Union can have the biggest impact: skills, creativity and technology.

Sign showing seaweed used as fertiliser in field © EU
17/03/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food / Economy, finance, tax and competition / Environment, consumers and health

The Commission presents first deliverable of Circular Economy Package with new rules on organic and waste-based fertilisers in the EU.

Phil Hogan and Martijn Van Dam © EU
14/03/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food

Ministers discussed the current difficulties faced in several agricultural sectors, including the pig meat, dairy and fruit and vegetables sectors. The Council and the Commission agreed to take decisive actions without delay by supplementing the existing anti-crisis aid package to European farmers with a set of additional measures.

Pigs being transported by truck © EU
08/03/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food / Environment, consumers and health

Measures to prevent and halt outbreaks of animal diseases such as avian flu or foot and mouth disease, informally agreed by MEPs and the EU Council of Ministers in June 2015, were endorsed by Parliament.

A tractor on a field © EU
15/02/2016 - Agriculture, fisheries and food

The Presidency presented its work programme and priorities in the areas of agriculture and fisheries. The main priority is the future of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).

Fishing nets and fish © EU
15/12/2015 - Agriculture, fisheries and food

The Council reached agreement on the 2016 fishing opportunities for the stocks in the Atlantic, the North Sea, international fisheries in which EU vessels participate and in the Black Sea.

Phil Hogan © EU
11/12/2015 - Agriculture, fisheries and food / Regions and local development

Today's adoption of Greece's Rural Development Programme (RDP) marks the end of the adoption process for all 118 programmes for the 2014-2020 period.

Maize being injected with new gene © EU
28/10/2015 - Agriculture, fisheries and food

A draft EU law that would enable any EU member state to restrict or prohibit the sale and use of EU-approved GMO food or feed on its territory was rejected by the European Parliament.

Fishermen with their catch © EU
22/10/2015 - Agriculture, fisheries and food

Ministers reached a political agreement on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea which fixed for 2016 the maximum quantities of fish which can be caught for the commercially most important stocks in the Baltic Sea.

Graphic illustration of horse and cow © EU
08/09/2015 - Agriculture, fisheries and food / Environment, consumers and health

Parliament beefed up the Commission’s initial proposal to ban animal cloning to include the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports into the EU, in a vote on Tuesday.

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