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Organic vegetables in basket © EU
19/04/2018 - Consumer affairs and public health / Food, farming and fisheries

New rules to ensure that only high-quality organic food is sold in the EU and to boost organic production were approved by the European Parliament. 

17/04/2018 - Energy, environment and climate / Food, farming and fisheries
16/04/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries
Phil Hogan © EU
12/04/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Food, farming and fisheries

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.

Margaritis Schinas, Frans Timmermans, Vytenis Andriukaitis © EU
11/04/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries / Research and innovation

The Commission is responding to the concerns expressed by citizens in a successful European Citizens' Initiative, with a proposal to improve the transparency of scientific studies in the food safety area. 

Phil Hogan and Rumen Porodzanov © EU
19/03/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries

Ministers exchanged views on the Commission's communication on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). During the debate, a large number of member states expressed their support for Presidency conclusions on the communication. 

A bee on a flower © EU
01/03/2018 - Food, farming and fisheries

MEPs urge the EU and its member states to invest more in protecting bee health, fighting honey adulteration and supporting beekeepers.

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

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