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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

EU ‘not to launch infringement action’ over UK decision to extend Grace Periods

EU ‘not to launch infringement action’ over UK decision to extend Grace Periods

The European Commission has said it will not launch infringement action after the UK yesterday announced plans to extend the...

September 7, 2021

EU ‘infringement procedures’ against 12 countries on UTPs

EU ‘infringement procedures’ against 12 countries on UTPs

The European Commission has announced that it has opened infringement procedures against 12 member states for failing to transpose EU...

July 28, 2021

Opportunity to become member of working group on offshore renewable energy

Opportunity to become member of working group on offshore renewable energy

The European Commission has launched a call for expression of interest open to all relevant stakeholder organisations to become a member of...

July 26, 2021

EU climate plan must contain ‘practical solutions’

EU climate plan must contain ‘practical solutions’

Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has welcomed the European Commission’s new plan to tackle climate change, but said it “must...

July 14, 2021

EU measures for avoiding carbon leakage will target fertiliser in first phase

EU measures for avoiding carbon leakage will target fertiliser in first phase

Proposed tariff measures at EU level for avoiding ‘carbon leakage’ will target fertiliser in their first phase of implementation. Today...

July 14, 2021

EU ‘should aim to reach climate neutrality in land use and agri sectors’ by 2035

EU ‘should aim to reach climate neutrality in land use and agri sectors’ by 2035

The European Commission has today (Wednesday, July 14) adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land...

July 14, 2021

What is the EU outlook for agri markets in 2021?

What is the EU outlook for agri markets in 2021?

EU beef and poultry production is expected to fall this year – but there is good news on the price...

July 7, 2021

UK urged to act over EU plans to relax animal protein feed ban

UK urged to act over EU plans to relax animal protein feed ban

A Northern Ireland peer has demanded the UK intervene over changes to EU law that would allow processed animal protein...

July 6, 2021

Europeans consider climate change to be ‘most serious problem facing the world’

Europeans consider climate change to be ‘most serious problem facing the world’

European citizens believe climate change to be the “single most serious problem facing the world”, according to a new Eurobarometer...

July 5, 2021

Maize plastic banned from EU market under EU directive

Maize plastic banned from EU market under EU directive

The sale of single-use plastic that has usually been used to cover maize grown in Ireland is to be banned...

July 2, 2021

EU farm group lauds European Commission’s rural ‘vision’

EU farm group lauds European Commission’s rural ‘vision’

The European Commission’s long-term vision for rural areas has been welcomed by European young farmer and rural youth organisation CEJA....

June 30, 2021

European Commission unveils long-term vision for rural EU

European Commission unveils long-term vision for rural EU

A long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas has been put forward by the European Commission today (Wednesday, June 30)....

June 30, 2021

Sefcovic: Swiss-style veterinary zone would mean 80% reduction in SPS checks

Sefcovic: Swiss-style veterinary zone would mean 80% reduction in SPS checks

A ‘Swiss-style’ veterinary agreement would eliminate more than 80% of checks on UK agri-food goods entering the Single Market. European...

June 29, 2021

Hopes UK-EU chilled meat issue will be resolved in ‘next 48 hours’

Hopes UK-EU chilled meat issue will be resolved in ‘next 48 hours’

European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic told Northern Ireland politicians he was “hopeful” a solution could be found “over the next...

June 29, 2021

Provisional agreement reached in EU on contentious CAP issues

Provisional agreement reached in EU on contentious CAP issues

The Portuguese presidency of the European Council has reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on the Common Agricultural Policy...

June 25, 2021

MEP Markey ‘hopeful’ CAP deal can be agreed soon

MEP Markey ‘hopeful’ CAP deal can be agreed soon

An effective conclusion to the reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is needed in the coming days according to Fine Gael...

June 24, 2021

Climate Pact ‘Day of Action’ planned for Ireland next week

Climate Pact ‘Day of Action’ planned for Ireland next week

Launched last December as an initiative of the European Commission, the European Climate Pact virtual ‘Day of Action’ is coming...

June 24, 2021