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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...

EU school children to receive milk, fruit and vegetables

31 July, 2017 - 14:27
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 July 2017 The new EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme will be in place on 1 August, ready to be implemented across the Union as of the first day of the 2017/2018 school year.

EU and Brazil join forces for global level-playing field in farm subsidies

17 July, 2017 - 13:10
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 July 2017 Joint WTO proposal also addresses promotion of food security in a way that does not distort the market. The EU and Brazil - two of the world's biggest producers of agricultural products - today submitted to the World Trade Organisation (WTO)...

Public consultation identifies challenges for future Common Agricultural Policy

7 July, 2017 - 14:22
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 July 2017 Agricultural policy is best managed at the EU level, focusing on core issues of support for farmers and environmental protection, consultation findings show. European citizens believe that agricultural policy should continue to be managed at the EU level, and that helping...

€70 million to further support European fruit producers

30 June, 2017 - 13:16
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 June 2017 As of tomorrow, 1 July, the exceptional measures already in place to help producers of perishable fruits affected by the ban on imports imposed by the Russian authorities will be extended for a further year until end of June 2018.

Commission welcomes agreement on new rules for organic production

28 June, 2017 - 21:05
European - Statement Commission Brussels, 28 June 2017 Today, the negotiators of the Council and the European Parliament reached an agreement to update the rules for organic production, thereby accommodating the needs of a growing sector.

100 European geographical indications set to be protected in China

2 June, 2017 - 17:02
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 2 June 2017 100 European geographical indications set to be protected in China The EU and China agreed today to formally publish a list of two hundred European and Chinese geographical indications -100 from each side- that will be considered for protection through a...