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22/05/2019 - Business, taxation and competition / Food, farming and fisheries

Having banned unfair trading practices and improved producer cooperation, the Commission is presenting the third element to improve fairness in the food supply chain by introducing greater transparency in the way prices are reported throughout the chain.

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14/05/2019 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Council had exchanges of views on the post 2020 CAP reform, the Commission long term strategy "A clean planet for all", and trade-related agricultural issues. The Council was also informed about the EMFF, the follow-up to an ECJ ruling on GMOs, and the situation in the fruit market. 

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15/04/2019 - Food, farming and fisheries

The AgriFish Council had an exchange of views on the post 2020 CAP reform and discussed the recommendations of the Task Force Rural Africa.

Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, and Petre Daea, Romanian Minister for Agriculture © EU
18/03/2019 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Council had a public exchange of views on the whole CAP reform package on the basis of a presidency's state of play report, and suggested changes to the text of all three regulations: the CAP strategic plans, the horizontal and Common Market Organisation regulations. Ministers also had a discussion on the updated EU Bioeconomy Strategy.

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12/03/2019 - Business, taxation and competition / Food, farming and fisheries

New rules, approved by 589 votes in favour to 72 against, with nine abstentions, blacklist practices, such as late payments for delivered products, late unilateral cancellations or retroactive order changes, refusal by the buyer to sign a written contract with a supplier and the misuse of confidential information.

04/03/2019 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Food, farming and fisheries
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22/02/2019 - Business, taxation and competition / Food, farming and fisheries

The ceiling for national support to farmers will rise significantly, allowing greater flexibility and efficiency, notably in times of crisis and situations demanding a swift response by the public authorities.

Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, and Petre Daea, Romanian Minister for Agriculture © EU
28/01/2019 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Romanian presidency presented its main priority in the field of agriculture: negotiate the legislative package related to the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), in the context of the new multiannual financial framework 2021-2027. Other priorities will include bio-economy, innovation and agricultural research, plant proteins, plant and animal health.

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16/01/2019 - Energy, environment and climate / Food, farming and fisheries

Plans to boost trust in the EU approval procedure of pesticides, by making it more transparent and accountable, were put forward by Parliament.

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18/12/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Council reached a political agreement on catch limits in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2019, and had an exchange of views on the post 2020 Common Agricultural Policy reform package and the updated EU Bioeconomy Strategy. 

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11/12/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Food, farming and fisheries

MEPs want the European Food Safety Agency to publish safety studies before a product is authorised to go on to the market. The revised rules aim to make risk assessment more transparent and ensure that the studies used by EFSA to authorise a product to be put on the market are reliable, objective and independent. 

Commission proposes fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2019
07/11/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Commission presents its proposal ahead of the December Fisheries Council where Member States should agree next year's fishing quotas.

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15/10/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Council reached a political agreement on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2019. Ministers also exchanged views on the position to be taken by the EU at the annual consultations with Norway in the framework of their bilateral fisheries agreement.  

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09/10/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries

Today the Commission has proposed Total Allowable Catches (TAC) for a number of species for 2019 and 2020, in an effort to restore deep-sea fish stocks in the North-East Atlantic. Based on scientific advice, these new measures will enable stocks to gradually rebuild to sustainable levels.

Maroš Šefčovič and Violeta Bulc © EU
14/09/2018 - Energy, environment and climate / Food, farming and fisheries / Transport and travel

The European Commission is proposing to end seasonal clock changes in Europe in 2019, giving Member States the freedom to decide once and for all whether they want to permanently apply summer- or wintertime. 

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03/09/2018 - Culture, education and youth / Food, farming and fisheries

Aimed at promoting healthy eating habits among children, the EU school scheme includes the distribution of fruit, vegetables and milk products, as well as dedicated educational programmes to teach pupils about the importance of good nutrition and to explain how food is produced.

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31/08/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries

This online consultation, which ran from 4 July to 16 August 2018, received 4.6 million responses from all 28 Member States, the highest number of responses ever received in any Commission public consultation. 

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