IP/15/5454  30-07-2015 - Safety net measures for dairy, fruit and vegetables to be extended 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 July 2015 Safety net measures for the European dairy, fruit and vegetables sectors will be extended into 2016. The European Commission is currently finalising the last details with a view to formally adopting the relevant legal decisions in the coming weeks as a...
IP/15/5448  28-07-2015 - Cyprus ‘Χαλλουμι’ (Halloumi)/‘Hellim’ cheese set to receive Protected Designation of Origin status 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 July 2015 The European Commission published today the application to register the names ‘Χαλλουμι’ (Halloumi)/‘Hellim’, in Greek and Turkish, as Protected Designations of Origin for a cheese produced in all the territory of the island of Cyprus.
IP/15/5388  17-07-2015 - Common understanding on a temporary solution for Halloumi/Hellim, to be implemented pending the reunification of Cyprus, reached under the guidance of President Juncker on 16 July 2015 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 July 2015 1)         The internationally accredited body Bureau Veritas is appointed, in accordance with Article 39 of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs, as the body in charge...
IP/15/5025  26-05-2015 - Adoption of a further 24 Rural Development Programmes to boost the EU farming sector and our countryside 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 May 2015 The European Commission has today approved a further 24 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 period...
IP/15/4809  21-04-2015 - The Commission approves new promotion programmes for agricultural products 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 April 2015 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.
IP/15/4752  13-04-2015 - Commission publishes new vine planting rules aimed at giving EU sector more flexibility to meet growing world demand 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 09 April 2015 New EU rules for a new scheme of authorisations for vine plantings, allowing for a yearly limited expansion in the EU's wine area, have been published by the European Commission today.
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.