IP/16/2172  14-06-2016 - Eight new product names protected as Geographical Indications 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 June 2016 These eight new names bring the number of protected food names to 1349 (PDO, PGI and Traditional Specialities Guaranteed altogether). The European Commission has approved today the registration of eight new product names from Croatia, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain as...
IP/16/806  14-03-2016 - European Commission activates exceptional measures to further support European farmers in crisis 
European Commission - - Press release European Commission Brussels, 14 March 2016 "This is a package of measures which can have a material and positive impact on European agricultural markets and it should now be given the chance to succeed." The European Commission is announcing today an additional package of exceptional measures using...
IP/16/441  29-02-2016 - Commission welcomes US reopening of its market to Dutch beef 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 29 February 2016 The United States announced that it will lift its ban on beef from the Netherlands. This is a welcome step towards the re-opening of the US market, closed since the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) outbreak in the 1990s.
STATEMENT/16/88  16-01-2016 - Statement by EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Andriukaitis, Trade Commissioner Malmström and Agriculture Commissioner Hogan: Draft rule paves the way for EU exports of apples and pears to the US 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 16 January 2016 The Commission welcomes the publication by the USDA of the draft rule as a necessary step in the process to facilitate the export of apples and pears from the EU to the United States.
STATEMENT/16/78  18-01-2016 - Draft rule paves the way for EU exports of apples and pears to the US 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 15 January 2016 Statement by EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Andriukaitis, Trade Commissioner Malmström and Agriculture Commissioner Hogan. "We welcome the publication by the USDA of the draft rule as a necessary step in the process to facilitate the export of apples and pears...
IP/15/6379  19-12-2015 - WTO delivers ground-breaking deal for development 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 December 2015 The World Trade Organisation (WTO) today has delivered a landmark deal that is good for fairer global trade and good for development at its 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.
STATEMENT/15/6302  14-12-2015 - Joint Statement by Commissioners Malmström and Hogan ahead of the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 14 December 2015 Ahead of the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference, Commissioners Malmström and Hogan call all partners to come to the negotiating table in good faith. The EU has a deep and longstanding commitment to multilateralism in trade.
IP/15/6283  11-12-2015 - All 118 Rural Development Programmes adopted 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 December 2015 Worth €99.6 billion for 2014-2020, all 118 EU Rural Development Programmes for 2014-2020 are now ready to roll. 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.
AGENDA/15/6195  30-11-2015 - Wednesday 1 – Tuesday 2 December: EU Agricultural Outlook conference 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: This two-day high-level event will focus on the state of agriculture, and the global issues which lie ahead.  On the first day of the conference, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan and US Secretary for Agriculture Tom Vilsack will discuss the...
SPEECH/15/6208  01-12-2015 - Agricultural Outlook Conference Speech by Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 1 December 2015 Introduction Secretary Vilsack, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased that so many of you have been able to join us this morning.