IP/18/4066  07-06-2018 - EU continues to top global agri-food trade 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 June 2018 With an agri-food trade value of €255 billion in 2017, the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter and importer of agri-food products.
IP/18/3989  01-06-2018 - Pollinating insects: Commission proposes actions to stop their decline 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 1 June 2018 One in ten pollinating insects is on the verge of extinction, and a third of bee and butterfly species is declining. This is why today the Commission is proposing the first-ever EU initiative to address the decline of wild pollinating insects.
IP/18/3985  01-06-2018 - EU budget: the Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 1 June 2018 For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing to modernise and simplify the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). With a budget of €365 billion, these proposals make sure the CAP remains a future-proof policy, continues to support farmers and...
MEMO/18/3990  01-06-2018 - Questions & Answers: EU Pollinators Initiative 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 1 June 2018 Questions & Answers Why do we need a European initiative on pollinators? Pollination is one of the key processes in nature which enables the reproduction of plants. In Europe, around four in five wild flower and crop species depend, at least...
MEMO/18/3974  01-06-2018 - EU Budget: the Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 1 June 2018 The European Commission today published proposals for regulations modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). These proposals are for a regulation on the CAP Strategic Plans (a proposed new way of working covering direct payments to farmers, rural development support...
STATEMENT/18/3884  22-05-2018 - New rules for organic production: Statement by Commissioner Phil Hogan 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 22 May 2018 Today's decision by the Council to adopt the text of the Regulation providing new rules for organic farming clears the final hurdle for the modernisation of the sector and the harmonisation of rules covering organic production both within the European Union and...
IP/18/782  21-04-2018 - EU and Mexico reach new agreement on trade 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 April 2018 The European Union and Mexico today reached a new agreement on trade, part of a broader, modernised EU-Mexico Global Agreement. Practically all trade in goods between the EU and Mexico will now be duty-free, including in the agricultural sector.
MEMO/18/1447  21-04-2018 - Key features of the EU-Mexico trade agreement 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 21 April 2018 On 21 April 2018 the European Union and Mexico reached a deal on a new trade agreement. It will be part of a broader, modernised EU-Mexico Global Agreement and will deepen and broaden the scope of an existing trade agreement signed...
IP/18/2702  12-04-2018 - European Commission acts to ban unfair trade practices in the food supply chain 
European Commission - - Press release European Commission Brussels, 12 April 2018 The Commission is targeting the most damaging unfair trade practices to grant farmers and small and medium sized businesses greater certainty and less need to manage risks over which they have little or no control.
MEMO/18/2703  12-04-2018 - Tackling unfair trading practices in the food supply chain 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 12 April 2018 Questions and Answers What are unfair trading practices? Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) are Business-to-Business practices that deviate from good commercial conduct and are contrary to good faith and fair dealing. They are usually imposed unilaterally by one trading partner on another.