NBTs: What are we talking about?

Today, Farm Europe organized and hosted a discussion on New Plant-Breeding Breeding Techniques.  This event has been an opportunity to better understand the potential risks and benefits of the new plant breeding techniques, thanks to a direct discussion with well-known scientists. This debate’s aim was to shed light on the challenges in relation to the ongoing discussions around the […]

MEPs propose a more efficient CAP starting from 2018

Faced with a timid attitude adopted by the Ministers of Agriculture, MEPs took stock of their responsibilities and decided to make the most of the possibility offered by the “Omnibus” to propose common sense adjustments to the Common Agricultural Policy. The decisive approach suggested by the report of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and […]

LEAD BREXIT NEGOTIATOR MICHEL BARNIER IN FARM EUROPE

Michel Barnier, the European Commission lead Brexit negotiator, participated today in a breakfast-debate in Farm Europe on the challenges of Brexit to the EU at large, and in particular to the EU agri-food sector. As highlighted in Farm Europe’s report, Brexit will have a powerful impact on the EU agri-food sector, under any of the possible […]

OPINION OF THE ADVOCATE GENERAL ON ENDIVES, FINALLY!

In the context of the 2007 dispute between the French Competition Authority and the association of producers selling endives as well as other operators, the French Court of Cassation filed a complaint with the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) about the capacity of these organisations, producers, associations of producers’ organizations and other operators […]

TRADE: DO NOT MAKE IT WORST

Dark clouds are gathering over the horizon, and they are not promising healthy showers. They rather risk bringing a storm that is gaining strength around the new US Administration intentions. A border adjustment tax, or an internal revenue tax mechanism, is being considered to promote exports and tax imports. Another tool being examined would tackle […]

Forging a new ambition for the EU livestock sector

Brussels, 21st March 2017 – Today, Farm Europe organized a discussion on the “Future of the EU livestock sector – The way forward”, at the European Parliament under the patronage of Vice President Mairead McGuinness and Michel Dantin, MEP. The European beef sector is one of the most important agri-food sectors in Europe. It is characterized by great diversity and it is […]

Reflections on the evolution of the European regulation on Animal Welfare: state-of-the art and potential improvements

Today, in our society, the safeguard of the ecosystem as a common good is an issue, which is becoming every day more relevant. Being an activity with a notable correlation to environmental issues, food safety, health and respect for animal welfare, animal husbandry deserves particular attention in order to guarantee both its economic and environmental […]

Farm Europe pays tribute to Xavier Beulin

Xavier Beulin, a fervent defender of farmers and their food related industry, was convinced that, above all, the European Union would offer them the best protection against the challenges of tomorrow.   Xavier Beulin was a demanding European who worried about the current state of the European project. He did not accept that an increasingly […]