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16 March 2021
View news from European Union Women in the field: more women are managing farms across Europe
The number of women in the EU's farming sector has been slowly increasing, with Baltic countries showing the highest proportion of farms that are managed by a woman. ...
10 March 2021
View news from European Union The EU's suspension of tariffs on Airbus and Boeing could be good for ag sector
The EU's decision to suspend all tariffs linked to the Airbus and Boeing trade disputes is a very encouraging signal for the EU farming community, says Copa and Cogeca. ...
View news from European Union EU says it agrees post-Brexit WTO agriculture quotas with US
The European Union and the United States have concluded negotiations to adjust the EU's World Trade Organisation agricultural quotas following Britain's exit from the bloc, the European Commission said....
09 March 2021
View news from European Union Editorial - synthetic meat may not be the answer to agriculture's climate woes
"To say that a diet free of 'real meat' and a Europe without livestock are answers to the challenges posed by climate change is inaccurate and could prove catastrophic for our nutrition, our territories, our environment, diversity and our culture."...
01 March 2021
View news from European Union Farming unions react to EU's strategy on climate change
EU farming union Copa and Cogeca have welcomed the release of the European Union's climate change adaptation strategy. ...
26 February 2021
View news from European Union EU moves to become climate-resilient
The European Union has developed a new strategy on adapting to climate change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change....
24 February 2021
View news from European Union OSI tackles biggest carbon emitters for maximum reduction in emissions
OSI's Cool Farm Tool can help cattle farmers track and curb carbon emissions....
12 February 2021
View news from European Union EU farming organisations take stand against proposed trade deal with Mercosur
EU farming unions have started a campaign to explain why they cannot support the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement as it stands. ...
11 February 2021
View news from European Union British meat processors set up shop in EU to avoid red tape
Meat processing companies in the United Kingdom are registering their businesses in the European Union to bypass export delays as Brexit erodes their ability to trade....
10 February 2021
View news from European Union Editorial - We can get astronauts into space, but not pork chops to Paris
Talk radio host Ian Collins in a recent interview with Peter Hardwick, BMPA’s Trade Policy Advisor, remarked on the irony of watching astronauts in Elon Musk’s space shuttle “waving at the camera as they head off to the moon” while down here on...
02 February 2021
View news from European Union Lights out: Brexit shuts off market for English cheese truckles
An English company that has long been selling its wax-coated mini barrels of cheese directly to European consumers says it can no longer do so because of Brexit, pushing it to consider new investment in France....
View news from European Union Editorial - what would AI mean for EU agriculture?
Bernard Ader, Vice President of Cogeca, asks what the successful development of artificial intelligence mean for European agriculture....
29 January 2021
View news from European Union EU greenlights more state aid for virus-hit firms and agriculture
The European Union has decided to extend its looser competition rules and provide more state aid for firms adversely affected by COVID-19....
27 January 2021
View news from European Union Trade agreements have a positive impact on EU agriculture - Commission study
An EU Commission study finds that trade agreements had a positive impact on the agri-food sector, leading to increased exports and a net positive trade balance. ...
23 January 2021
View news from European Union EU holds second consultation on revising pesticide rules
The European Union is consulting farmers and other stakeholders on the sustainable use of pesticides before updating rules for the trading bloc....
16 January 2021
View news from European Union IPIFF welcomes new European opinion on edible insects
The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) has welcomed the first European Food Safety Agency opinion on insect-based feed. ...
15 January 2021
View news from European Union EU considers incentives for low-carbon farming
Farmers across the European Union could get cash to re-wild farmland and curb emissions from belching livestock....
10 January 2021
View news from European Union EU publishes CAP recommendations for individual member states
The European Commission has published recommendations for the Common Agricultural Policy to support member states as they embark on the European Green Deal....
28 December 2020
View news from European Union Farming organisations across the EU react to Brexit trade deal
Farming unions from the UK and the EU are breathing a sigh of relief after a post-Brexit trade agreement has been formalised, but warn that governments must act quickly to avoid border chaos....
24 December 2020
View news from European Union EU publishes agricultural outlook 2020-2030
The European agri-food sector has shown resilience through the shocks of 2020, but the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will likely have long-term impacts. ...
20 December 2020
View news from European Union European bison returns from brink of extinction
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has moved the European bison from the Vulnerable states to Near Threatened status...
16 December 2020
View news from European Union EU farming unions pen open letter urging the European Commission to adjust policy to reflect market realities
European agri-food associations urge the Commission to adjust the 2021 Annual Work Programme with a less dogmatic approach to make efficient use of its promotion budget for sustainable agri-food goods....
10 December 2020
View news from European Union EU farming unions call for clarity as Brexit negotiations reach a conclusion
Copa and Cogeca and other key EU farming bodies have made five urgent requests regarding EU and UK trade relations as Brexit negotiations come down to the wire. ...
07 December 2020
View news from European Union EU grants market access for UK organics sector for additional 12 months
The European Union has recognised the contributions of the UK organics sector, ensuring that UK organic products will have continued access to EU markets after the Brexit transition period ends. ...
05 December 2020
View news from European Union Opinion - What does the EU's extended silence on its Farm to Fork strategy mean for farmers and consumers?
As EU farmers and farming unions wait for Brussels to publish its impact assessment of the new Farm to Fork policy, Copa and Cogeca Secretary General Pekka Pesonen raises concerns over the policy's hazy details....
04 December 2020
View news from European Union EU farming unions ask for clarity on CAP negotiations
European farmers and agri-cooperatives asked Vice-President Timmermans for clarification around the Commission’s position on CAP negotiations...
03 December 2020
View news from European Union How is EU meat demand holding up?
Retail demand for meat has surged since the coronavirus pandemic disrupted out-of-home consumption early this year, writes Bethan Wilkins, red meat senior analyst with AHDB. ...
29 November 2020
View news from European Union UK inches closer to Brexit trade deal with EU, but says that it will not get there at any cost
The UK Finance Minister said that Britain and the European Union can agree to a trade deal and that one is taking shape – but London will not sign up to an accord at any cost....
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