IP/17/3487  29-09-2017 - EU sugar quota system comes to an end 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 September 2017 The very last agricultural quota system in place, managing sugar production in the European Union, will be scrapped on 30 September 2017, after nearly 50 years.
MEMO/17/3488  29-09-2017 - The end of the sugar production quotas in the EU 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 29 September 2017 The end of the sugar production quotas in the EU Why did the EU have a sugar quota system and why is it ending now? Sugar is the only agricultural sector in the European Union where production is subject to a...
IP/17/2521  16-08-2017 - Towards a fairer food supply chain: European Commission asks for input 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 August 2017 The European Commission is launching today an EU-wide public consultation on how to make the EU food supply chain fairer. Farmers, citizens and other interested parties are invited to share their views on the functioning of the food supply chain through...
IP/17/2183  31-07-2017 - EU school children to receive milk, fruit and vegetables 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 July 2017 The new EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme will be in place on 1 August, ready to be implemented across the Union as of the first day of the 2017/2018 school year.
IP/17/2031  17-07-2017 - EU and Brazil join forces for global level-playing field in farm subsidies 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 July 2017 Joint WTO proposal also addresses promotion of food security in a way that does not distort the market. The EU and Brazil - two of the world's biggest producers of agricultural products - today submitted to the World Trade Organisation (WTO)...
IP/17/1939  07-07-2017 - Public consultation identifies challenges for future Common Agricultural Policy 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 July 2017 Agricultural policy is best managed at the EU level, focusing on core issues of support for farmers and environmental protection, consultation findings show. European citizens believe that agricultural policy should continue to be managed at the EU level, and that helping...
IP/17/1825  30-06-2017 - €70 million to further support European fruit producers 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 June 2017 As of tomorrow, 1 July, the exceptional measures already in place to help producers of perishable fruits affected by the ban on imports imposed by the Russian authorities will be extended for a further year until end of June 2018.
STATEMENT/17/1827  28-06-2017 - Commission welcomes agreement on new rules for organic production 
European Commission - European - Statement Commission Brussels, 28 June 2017 Today, the negotiators of the Council and the European Parliament reached an agreement to update the rules for organic production, thereby accommodating the needs of a growing sector.
IP/17/1507  02-06-2017 - 100 European geographical indications set to be protected in China 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 2 June 2017 100 European geographical indications set to be protected in China The EU and China agreed today to formally publish a list of two hundred European and Chinese geographical indications -100 from each side- that will be considered for protection through a...
IP/17/963  18-04-2017 - Imports of organic products subject to new EU electronic certification system 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 April 2017 A new system of electronic certification to better monitor imports of organic products becomes applicable tomorrow, making the EU a global leader in traceability and in the collection of reliable data on trade of these products.