IP/15/4694  26-03-2015 - The EU milk sector prepares for the end of milk quotas 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 March 2015 The EU milk quota regime comes to an end on March 31, 2015. First introduced in 1984 at a time when EU production far outstripped demand, the quota regime was one of the tools introduced for overcoming these structural surpluses.
MEMO/15/4697  26-03-2015 - Frequently Asked Questions: End of milk quotas 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 26 March 2015 Why and when were quotas established? Milk quotas were introduced to address the structural oversupply on the EU market of the late 1970s and early 1980s that had led to the infamous milk lakes and "butter mountains".
IP/15/4647  23-03-2015 - The European Commission and the European Investment Bank facilitate access to credit for farmers 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 March 2015       The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have today presented a model guarantee instrument for agriculture, the first new product developed in the framework of their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on co-operation in agriculture and rural development within...
IP/15/4490  26-02-2015 - European Commission refers Italy to the Court of Justice for failure to recover milk levies due from Italian producers 
European Commission - - Press release European Commission Brussels, 26 February 2015 The Commission decided today to refer Italy to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to meet its responsibilities adequately with regard to managing the recovery of the levy for overproduction of milk.
IP/15/4424  13-02-2015 - A further 18 Rural Development Programmes get green light 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 February 2015 The European Commission has today approved a further 18 Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) aimed at improving the competitiveness of the EU farming sector, caring for the countryside and climate, and strengthening the economic and social fabric of rural communities in the...
IP/15/3440  16-01-2015 - The EU and Morocco strike a deal on the protection of Geographical Indications 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 January 2015   Joint press release for Morocco-EU Agreement on Gis The European Union and Morocco have concluded negotiations on an agreement to mutually protect their Geographical Indications (GIs).
STATEMENT/15/2942  05-01-2015 - Re-opening of the US market for imports of EU beef from January 2015 - Statement by EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 05 January 2015 "We welcome the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that the US will progressively re-open its market to exports of beef from the European Union, starting with the Republic of Ireland.
IP/14/2823  19-12-2014 - Commission to recover €102 million of CAP expenditure from the Member States 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 19 December 2014 A total of €102 million of EU agricultural policy funds, unduly spent by Member States, is being claimed back by the European Commission from Greece, Ireland and Slovenia under the so-called clearance of accounts procedure.
IP/14/2606  12-12-2014 - First three Rural Development Programmes get green light 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 December 2014 The European Commission has today approved the first three of 118 Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) aimed at improving the competitiveness of the EU farming sector, caring for the countryside and climate, and strengthening the economic and social fabric of rural communities...
MEMO/14/2628  12-12-2014 - 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme for Denmark 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 12 December 2014 The Danish Rural Development Programme (RDP) has been formally adopted by the European Commission today 12 December 2014, outlining Denmark's priorities for using the 860 million EURO of public money that is available from 2014-2020 (629 million EUR from the EU...