The Member of the Agricultural Committee voted today the Horizontal Regulation which is the cornerstone of the reform package of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) proposed by the Commission. Farm Europe is delighted to see that the concept of a new agricultural reserve, well funded and more reactive, has been endorsed by the EP Committee by a wide majority. Such a crisis reserve financed with […]
The Members of the agricultural committee of the European Parliament adopted today the two first reports on the Common Agricultural Policy reform. Farm Europe welcomes these votes which significantly improve the initial proposal of the European Commission. Despite the tight schedule, the Committee gave a strong orientation to the next CAP, striking the right balance […]
Coldiretti, the largest representative organisation of Italian farmers, decided to join Farm Europe as of 1st April 2019. Farm Europe welcomes this decision which will strengthen the capacity of the think tank to develop forward looking policy paths for the future of EU food systems. Working in close cooperation with other Farm Europe’s Partners and Members, […]
Despite the agreement reached on the Renewable Energy Directive last year and the concerns expressed on the draft submitted for consultation a month ago, the European Commission confirmed its intention to rescue palm oil in EU biofuels, in breach with the decision of the colegislators and with the will of the European citizen expressed strongly including via the #NotInMyTank website by almost 65.000 […]
Today is held at the Hungarian Academy of Agriculture in Budapest, a conference organized by Farm Europe entitled CAP and future of EU agricultures: which way forward, how to address truly the challenges?
As the Brexit date of 29thMarch is fast approaching without a clear prospect of an orderly exit deal, the worst case scenario of a no-deal Brexit is becoming ever more likely. Although an agreement is still possible and highly desirable, the political stalemate around the apparently intractable issue of the “backstop”, to guarantee that no […]
January 2019 One thing is certain about what trade brings to the EU agri-food sector in 2019 – high-stake issues and a high level of uncertainty on how they will unfold. The two major trade issues that could have a large impact on the sector in 2019 are the EU-US trade relations and Brexit (Mercosur […]