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Roaming charges ended in the European Union on 15 June 2017. Europeans travelling within EU countries will 'Roam Like at Home' and pay domestic prices for roaming calls, SMS and data.

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Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, and Rumen Porodzanov, Bulgarian Minister for Agriculture and Food © EU
19/02/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries

Ministers exchanged views on the communication on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The Council also had an exchange of views on the role of agriculture in the revision of the EU bioeconomy strategy of 2012.

Phil Hogan and Rumen Porodzanov © EU
30/01/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Presidency presented its work programme and priorities in the areas of agriculture and fisheries, notably steering the debate on the modernisation and simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2020 and the agricultural budget in the next Multiannual Financial Framework. 

Fishing boat at sea © EU
16/01/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries

New EU rules on how, where and when fish can be caught, were voted on Tuesday. MEPs inserted an amendment to ban the use of pulsed electric current for fishing.

Jean-Claude Juncker, Boyko Borrisov © EU
12/01/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries / Institutional affairs

The loan guaranteed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) will create more than 200 jobs in rural areas and strengthen the agriculture sector in Bulgaria. The deal was signed in Sofia in the presence of President Juncker and Prime Minister Borissov. 

Group holding #stopglysophate banner © EU
12/12/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Food, farming and fisheries / Justice and citizens’ rights

With the Communication adopted today, the Commission replies to the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) "Ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides" and commits to presenting a legislative proposal in 2018.

Jyrki Katainen, Phil Hogan © EU
29/11/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

Simpler rules and a more flexible approach will ensure the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) delivers real results in supporting farmers and leads the sustainable development of EU agriculture.

06/11/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries
Crop duster spraying chemicals on field of crops © EU
24/10/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Food, farming and fisheries

Parliament backed a full ban on glyphosate-based herbicides by December 2022 and immediate restrictions on the use of the substance. Parliament opposes the European Commission’s proposal to renew the controversial herbicide licence for 10 years.

Food in storage facility © EU
16/10/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Commission adopted today guidelines to facilitate food donation in the EU, a key deliverable of the Circular Economy Action Plan. The aim is to clarify relevant EU legislation and help lift barriers to food donation. 

Karmenu VELLA, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety © EU
09/10/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Council reached a political agreement on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2018 and agreed with the Commission’s assessment that agricultural markets were in the process of recovering.

05/10/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Food, farming and fisheries
Slices of various fruits © EU
26/09/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

Today the Commission issued a set of guidelines on the application of EU food and consumer laws to dual quality products, as announced by President Juncker in this year's State of the Union speech.

16/08/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

Farmers, citizens and other interested parties are invited to share their views on the functioning of the food supply chain through an online consultation that runs until 17 November.

Cows grazing in field © EU
18/07/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Council discussed the latest developments in trade and the EU efforts to opening up new world markets and to promoting EU agricultural products. 

Phil Hogan, Clint Camilleri © EU
12/06/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Council held an orientation debate on the legislative proposal for a new regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products. 

Boxes of waste food © EU
16/05/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

MEPs advocate efforts to halve by 2030 food waste in the EU, by lifting existing restrictions on food donations and eliminating confusion about “best before” and “use by” labels.

11/05/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries
Vytenis Pavilas Andriukaitis and Phil Hogan © EU
03/04/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Council had an exchange of views on the Omnibus regulation, which proposes updates to legislation in several areas, including the common agricultural policy, and is part of the review of the multi-annual financial framework. 

Person eating salad with fork © EU
15/03/2017 - Consumer affairs and public health / Food, farming and fisheries

Plans to tighten up official food inspections, from farm to fork, were adopted by Parliament. The new rules, already informally agreed by MEPs and the Council, aims to improve food traceability, combat fraud and restore consumer trust in the integrity of the food chain.

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