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UN Biodiversity Summit: Council sends a united signal to step up global ambition for biodiversity

The Council today authorised the Commission to endorse, on behalf of the EU, the "Leaders' Pledge for Nature", in order to send a united signal to step up global ambition for biodiversity. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is thereby authorised to endorse the pledge at an UN event to be held virtually on 28 September 2020 in the context of…

Agriculture: the Commission approves new geographical indication from Hungary

The Commission has approved the addition of "Szilvásváradi pisztráng" from Hungary in the register of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). "Szilvásváradi pisztráng’ is a fish belonging to the trout family. In the margin of today’s AGRIFISH Council meeting, Commissioner Wojciechowskipresented dr. Istvan Nagy of Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture…

Commission authorizes Italy to provide additional support to wine producers

Today the Commission adopted a decision authorizing Italy to provide additional support to wine producers in the Piedmont region through crisis distillation. Only wines with a protected geographical indication (PGI) or a protected designation of origin (PDO) will be able to benefit from this aid. This measure aims to reduce wine stocks, free up…

Background brief - Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 21/09/2020

Post-2020 common agricultural policy (CAP) reform package In a public session the Council will advance discussions on the common agricultural policy reform package, in the view of adopting its general approach in October 2020. Ministers will focus on three elements of the future CAP: green architecture, direct payments to farmers and the new…

EUROSTAT: Agriculture statistics at regional level

Agricultural products, food and culinary traditions are a major part of the European Union’s (EU’s) regional and cultural identity. This is, at least in part, due to a diverse range of natural environments, climates and farming practices that feed through into a wide array of agricultural products. A growing share of consumers give importance to…