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The new organic Regulation

20 November, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 20 November 2017 The new organic Regulation The Commission welcomes the Council's endorsement of the co-legislators' agreement on the new rules on organic production and looks forward to the final steps leading to the adoption of the new Regulation.

New rules for organic farming: Statement by Commissioner Phil Hogan

20 November, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 20 November 2017 The agreement on new rules for organic farming endorsed today by Council representatives will simplify and harmonise many of the rules covering organic food production both within the European Union and in non-EU countries.

EU sugar quota system comes to an end

29 September, 2017 - 13:30
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 September 2017 The very last agricultural quota system in place, managing sugar production in the European Union, will be scrapped on 30 September 2017, after nearly 50 years.

The end of the sugar production quotas in the EU

29 September, 2017 - 13:30
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 29 September 2017 The end of the sugar production quotas in the EU Why did the EU have a sugar quota system and why is it ending now? Sugar is the only agricultural sector in the European Union where production is subject to a...

Towards a fairer food supply chain: European Commission asks for input

16 August, 2017 - 13:06
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 August 2017 The European Commission is launching today an EU-wide public consultation on how to make the EU food supply chain fairer. Farmers, citizens and other interested parties are invited to share their views on the functioning of the food supply chain through...