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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

Trilogue on CAP ends with no agreement

Trilogue on CAP ends with no agreement

The trilogue between the European Parliament, the European Commission and the agriculture ministers in the Council of the EU has...

May 28, 2021

Agriculture ministers approve plans for animal welfare label

Agriculture ministers approve plans for animal welfare label

The council of EU agriculture ministers approved plans for an EU-wide animal welfare label at a meeting yesterday (Tuesday, December...

December 16, 2020

EU decision to approve budget welcomed by farm group

EU decision to approve budget welcomed by farm group

The EU Summit decision to finally approve the EU budget for the next seven years has been welcomed by the...

December 11, 2020

EU Council and Parliament reach political agreement on next budget

EU Council and Parliament reach political agreement on next budget

The German presidency of the Council of the European Union has reached a political agreement with the European Parliament’s negotiators...

November 10, 2020

EU environment ministers agree ‘partial approach’ on proposed climate law

EU environment ministers agree ‘partial approach’ on proposed climate law

The EU Environmental Council has reached an agreement on a “partial general approach” on the proposed European climate law. In...

October 23, 2020

EU Environment ministers endorse Biodiversity Strategy

EU Environment ministers endorse Biodiversity Strategy

The European Council of environment ministers has formally adopted conclusions on the Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, endorsing its objectives. A...

October 23, 2020

Council CAP position ‘a good foundation but not fully satisfactory’ – commissioner

Council CAP position ‘a good foundation but not fully satisfactory’ – commissioner

The position of the European Council on the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), that was adopted this week, won’t be...

October 22, 2020

European Commission welcomes council agreement on future of CAP

European Commission welcomes council agreement on future of CAP

The European Commission has welcomed the agreement by the European Council on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)....

October 21, 2020

A good deal for Europe, but is it good for Ireland? – McGrath

A good deal for Europe, but is it good for Ireland? – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has questioned whether or not the “historic” deal agreed during the EU Summit in Brussels this...

July 22, 2020

CAP: What is different and what remains the same in Pillar I and Pillar II?

CAP: What is different and what remains the same in Pillar I and Pillar II?

The details of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) were announced today, Tuesday, July 21. There are a number of...

July 21, 2020

Capping of direct payments at €100,000 to be ‘voluntary’ for member states

Capping of direct payments at €100,000 to be ‘voluntary’ for member states

As part of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the capping of direct payments for “large farmers” may be introduced...

July 21, 2020

Convergence in the next CAP: ‘All…will have a level of at least €200/ha in 2022’

Convergence in the next CAP: ‘All…will have a level of at least €200/ha in 2022’

External convergence of direct payments will continue as part of the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). That’s according to the...

July 21, 2020

Table: How much CAP money is earmarked for farmers over the next 7 years?

Table: How much CAP money is earmarked for farmers over the next 7 years?

The European Council has presented its “agreed” budget for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), as part of the wider Multiannual...

July 21, 2020

CAP budget ‘agreed’ for the next 7 years

CAP budget ‘agreed’ for the next 7 years

It was a historic start to the day this morning, Tuesday, July 21, with a significant breakthrough in budget negotiations...

July 21, 2020

European Council: €1.8 trillion budget and Covid-19 recovery package announced

European Council: €1.8 trillion budget and Covid-19 recovery package announced

There was a breakthrough in Brussels this morning as EU leaders signed off on a €1.8 trillion budget and Covid-19 recovery...

July 21, 2020

Taoiseach needs to ‘stand firm’ on CAP allocation as talks continue – IFA

Taoiseach needs to ‘stand firm’ on CAP allocation as talks continue – IFA

Taoiseach Micheál Martin needs to “stand firm” during negotiations on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), according to the Irish Farmers’...

July 20, 2020

First bilateral trade agreement signed between EU and China

First bilateral trade agreement signed between EU and China

The first significant bilateral trade agreement has been signed between the European Union (EU) and China this morning, Monday, July...

July 20, 2020