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21 July 2021
View news from European Union EU farming unions lobby for producers affected by recent catastrophic floods
Copa and Cogeca met Slovenian Presidency and call for continuation of CAP work and swift action in helping those affected by floods....
View news from European Union EU farm income increases over last decade, but the gains aren't evenly spread
Between 2007 and 2018, the average farm income in the EU grew, reaching €35,300 per farm and €22,500 per annual working unit in 2018. However, significant differences can be observed across the EU and based on types of farming, sex, age and level...
18 July 2021
View news from European Union New study shows that setting ambitious green farming standards can lead to higher environmental benefits
A study published by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission shows how the choices farmers make to adopt voluntary green practices are affected by how much they are already obliged to contribute to the environment....
16 July 2021
View news from European Union Positive projections for EU agriculture in latest short-term outlook
Europe's agriculture sector is expected to flourish as restaurants and food services come back online and COVID-19 vaccination ramps up across the trading bloc. ...
15 July 2021
View news from European Union European Commission releases its Fit for 55 plan to reach climate goals
The European Commission has adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels....
13 July 2021
View news from European Union European farmers' confidence index inches up in 2021
Prior to the CAP agreement, the European farmers’ confidence index showed a slight but promising increase in 2021....
08 July 2021
View news from European Union EU drafts plan to grow “carbon sinks” in climate change fight
The European Union has drafted plans to build up forests, grasslands and other natural "carbon sinks" that absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help curb climate change....
07 July 2021
View news from European Union Winners of the 5th European Award for Cooperative Innovation have been announced
More than 100 agricultural and forestry cooperatives submitted projects for the European Award for Cooperative innovation, with six farm sustainability initiatives taking the main prize....
05 July 2021
View news from European Union EU's agriculture trade posts sharp increases in March 2021
After a slow start to 2021, EU agri-food trade reached a value of €75.8 billion between January and March, 4% less than the same period in 2020. ...
02 July 2021
View news from European Union EU agrees three-month ceasefire with UK in "sausage war"
The European Union has agreed to a ceasefire with the United Kingdom in a post-Brexit dispute dubbed the "sausage war" by extending a grace period for shipments of certain meat products from Britain to Northern Ireland....
29 June 2021
View news from European Union EU farming unions voice support for proposed animal welfare labelling system
Copa and Cogeca have welcomed proposed labelling conditions for the Commission's Animal Welfare platform, saying that the proposals reflect the diversity of livestock farming within the EU....
28 June 2021
View news from European Union EU's efforts to manage milk market disturbances missed the mark
A new report from the European Court of Auditors finds that the trading bloc's support measures for milk producers who were affected by the Russian import ban was not sufficiently targeted. ...
23 June 2021
View news from European Union EU's ag policy is failing to fight climate change
A new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has found that the trading bloc's agricultural spending has not translated into climate-friendly farming....
View news from European Union EU highlights need for labor protections for seasonal workers
The European Labor Authority (ELA) has launched its "Rights for all seasons" campaign to show the need for fair working conditions for seasonal employees. ...
22 June 2021
View news from European Union EU farming unions call for livestock to be included in upcoming agriculture promotion policy
Excluding livestock products from the EU Promotion Policy would be both an environmental and economic aberration, says Copa and Cogeca....
21 June 2021
View news from European Union EFSA research sheds light on the sources of AMR in food production
New research from the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) suggests that fertilizers and feed are among the leading sources of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in food production. ...
15 June 2021
View news from European Union EU farming unions warn that new biodiversity strategy disregards realities on the ground
While debating the European Union's biodiversity policy, members of the European Parliament re-defined the concept of sustainability to focus more on environmental elements - but this could hamstring the agriculture sector's ability to deliver on biodiversity...
14 June 2021
View news from European Union EU's agri-food trade surplus increased at start of 2021
In January and February 2021, the value of EU agri-food exports totalled €28.5 billion (a decrease of 6% compared to the same period in 2020), while the value of imports fell by 12.5% to reach €18.2 billion....
01 June 2021
View news from European Union EU farming unions grow more frustrated as CAP trilogue negotiations continue
Copa and Cogeca express growing frustration after the lack of political agreement on the CAP trilogue and point to the direct responsibility of the Agriculture Commissioner in this setback....
31 May 2021
View news from European Union What is the EU prioritising in the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit?
Though the European Union has recently been focusing on negotiations over CAP reform, the bloc will also participate in the UN Food Systems Summit in September. What are its priorities? ...
27 May 2021
View news from European Union EU farm deal expected this week after three years of negotiations
European Union agriculture ministers say they are close to agreeing to a deal that reforms the trading bloc’s large farm subsidy program....
25 May 2021
View news from European Union EU to finalize agriculture policy overhaul as climate groups cry foul
EU negotiators begin two days of talks on 25 May on a plan designed to make the trading bloc’s huge farming subsidies greener and fairer, although campaigners question its environmental impact....
21 May 2021
View news from European Union EU farming organizations call for a comprehensive impact strategy for the Farm to Fork strategy
Farming unions and cooperatives from multiple agriculture sectors have issued a joint statement drawing attention to the lack of analysis for the EU's Farm to Fork Strategy a year after its publication....
17 May 2021
View news from European Union EU Action Plan aims for zero pollution in air, water and soil
The Commission has adopted a new Action Plan to tackle pollution as part of the European Green Deal, proposing a broad range of measures that will reduce pollution, improve air and water quality and adopt circular economy principles....
14 May 2021
View news from European Union New report shows that CAP measures help bolster farm income
The EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) measures play an important role in supporting farm income, according to a newly-published report....
04 May 2021
View news from European Union EU's sustainable farming promotion must include all sectors, say farming unions
EU farming unions call on the European Commission to support the sustainability efforts of the entire agriculture and livestock industry in its future promotion policy. ...
03 May 2021
View news from European Union EU farming unions welcome research focus of the Horizon Europe Program
Following the Council adoption of Horizon Europe back in March and the European Parliament approval of the 9th Framework Program for European Research and Innovation - Horizon Europe - has been officially adopted. ...
29 April 2021
View news from European Union Editorial - The European Commission must move away from abstractions when discussing agriculture
In an opinion piece, Copa and Cogeca Vice President and crop farmer Pedro Gallardo explains that the European Commission's response on novel genomic techniques (NGTs) must evolve beyond an abstract debate and focus on workable solutions. ...
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