Copa-Cogeca

European farmers highlight growing concern of wolf attacks on livestock

European farmers highlight growing concern of wolf attacks on livestock

The representative body for European farmers has highlighted its growing concern over large carnivores – namely wolves and bears –...

January 8, 2022

Copa-Cogeca: Animal transport review needs solid science

Copa-Cogeca: Animal transport review needs solid science

Any revisions to animal transport should be based on solid science, according to the representative body for farmers and cooperatives...

December 3, 2021

Commission ‘has decided to listen to concerns’ about ‘overprotected fertiliser market’

Commission ‘has decided to listen to concerns’ about ‘overprotected fertiliser market’

Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the European Commission “finally” opening an investigation on import duties on liquid urea-ammonium nitrate (UAN) fertilisers. For...

November 19, 2021

‘Concrete solutions, tools and enabling policies’ needed for reducing methane emissions

‘Concrete solutions, tools and enabling policies’ needed for reducing methane emissions

In a report on the EU strategy to reduce methane emissions, MEPs call for binding reduction targets on methane emissions...

September 30, 2021

Farm to Fork strategy ‘must not be made untenable’ for agri-food

Farm to Fork strategy ‘must not be made untenable’ for agri-food

The Farm to Fork strategy must not be made “untenable” for the agri-food sector, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs)...

September 8, 2021

25% organic target can be reached but clear direction required – Copa-Cogeca

25% organic target can be reached but clear direction required – Copa-Cogeca

To achieve healthy growth of the organic sector in Europe, the European market “must not be heavily affected by increasing...

July 2, 2021

UK farm unions granted permission to continue COPA-COGECA membership

UK farm unions granted permission to continue COPA-COGECA membership

European farm lobbying group COPA-COGECA has granted UK farming unions permission to continue their membership despite leaving the EU. However, as...

January 14, 2021

Agri groups concerned over reduction and ‘imbalance’ in 2021 Annual Work Programme

Agri groups concerned over reduction and ‘imbalance’ in 2021 Annual Work Programme

A number of EU agricultural and agri-food representative bodies have written to European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Janusz...

December 15, 2020

Food security and local farming ‘key priorities’ for EU agriculture ministers

Food security and local farming ‘key priorities’ for EU agriculture ministers

Following the conclusion yesterday of the informal meeting of the EU’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council, the organisation that represents European...

September 2, 2020

Farmer confidence remains low across EU in 2020 – survey

Farmer confidence remains low across EU in 2020 – survey

While a slight lift has been recorded in farmers’ moods this spring, compared to autumn 2019, this increase was not enough...

July 6, 2020

Is ‘agri-bashing’ impacting on farmers’ motivation to farm?

Is ‘agri-bashing’ impacting on farmers’ motivation to farm?

Over 30% of farmers in some EU countries are reported as feeling demotivated because of “agri-bashing”, according to a new...

July 6, 2020

UK efforts ‘to rewrite NI rules and threaten all-island dairy’ slammed

UK efforts ‘to rewrite NI rules and threaten all-island dairy’ slammed

The UK’s approach in its negotiations with the EU, “which seeks to rewrite the rules when it comes to Northern...

May 6, 2020

EU urged to review meat import rules during Covid-19

EU urged to review meat import rules during Covid-19

The European beef and veal sector has been severely hit by the Covid-19 crisis, and needs EU support at this...

April 8, 2020

EU agri supports sought for sector ‘facing unprecedented circumstances’

EU agri supports sought for sector ‘facing unprecedented circumstances’

Several letters have been sent to the European Commission calling for specific measures to be put in place – and...

April 8, 2020

‘Delays and disruption’ at European borders for agricultural produce

‘Delays and disruption’ at European borders for agricultural produce

The responses to the spread of Covid-19 across EU member states is causing “increasing difficulties” to the movement of agricultural...

March 19, 2020

Climakers Alliance: A farmer-driven approach to climate challenge

Climakers Alliance: A farmer-driven approach to climate challenge

Farmer representatives were to the fore at a recent workshop held by the Climakers Alliance. The alliance – a union...

November 15, 2019

Farm leaders highlight ‘agri-bashing’ concerns to EU president

Farm leaders highlight ‘agri-bashing’ concerns to EU president

European farming leaders have written to the incoming President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to express their...

November 11, 2019

Duffy outlines measures needed in the event of a UK crash-out

Duffy outlines measures needed in the event of a UK crash-out

The Brexit chairman of the organisation of European Farmers’ Associations and Co-operatives (COPA-COGECA) has outlined the practical measures needed in the...

September 9, 2019