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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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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.

06/03/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries
Phil Hogan © EU
27/02/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries / Business, taxation and competition

Trade agreements can help increase sales and support jobs in the EU agri-food sector, a new study shows. 

A tractor in a field and wind turbines © EU
02/02/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

The European Commission today launched the first phase of the modernisation and simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) with the opening of a three-month public consultation.

Phil Hogan et Roderick Galdes © UE
24/01/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Council was updated on the latest developments in the main agricultural markets and discussed the findings of the second report on the implementation of the so-called Milk package, as well as those of the EU Sheep meat forum. 

13/12/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries
Phil Hogan and Gabriela Matecna © EU
15/11/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries

The Council reached a political agreement on the fishing opportunities for deep sea stocks for 2017 and 2018. Ministers were briefed by the Commission on the results of the work of the agricultural markets task force and its final recommendations. 

Karmenu Vella © EU
10/11/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / Consumer affairs and public health

The global ocean economy is estimated at €1.3 trillion. Climate change, poverty and food security are some of the global challenges that can be effectively addressed, if oceans are better protected and sustainably managed.

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