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New EU environmental standards for food, drink and milk industries

New emissions, monitoring and efficiency standards will help national authorities to lower the environmental impact of the food, drink and milk (FDM) sector in the EU, which represents around 290 000 companies and more than 4 million jobs. The new specifications stem from a review of the Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document (BREF)…

Multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027 - Presidency press release on its negotiating box with figures

Finnish Presidency proposes greater EU investment in building a sustainable future Press release Finland’s Presidency has submitted its proposal for the next long-term EU budget, the multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2021–2027, to the member states. The proposal is a budget of €1 087 billion for the seven-year period, equal to 1.07% of…

The 2019 EU agricultural Outlook Conference - Brussels (BE)

The EU Agricultural Outlook conference has now become the key annual gathering of European stakeholders willing to engage and discuss the future of agriculture in Europe and the challenges which lie ahead.   The fifth edition of the conference will take place on 10-11 December 2019 and will be opened by the Commissioner for Agriculture.  …

Soil matters for our future

Soil is the very basis for the food we grow as well as for the production of feed, textiles, wood and other materials. It provides us with clean water, hosts biodiversity, recycles nutrients, regulates climate and is part of our landscapes and cultural heritage. Soil is important for our well-being and the balance of ecosystems in our planet.  …

Citizens’ Dialogue with the Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans on the Green Deal - Madrid (ES)

Do you have a lot of ideas on how we can achieve a successful climate transition? Are you burning to share them with us? We, the European Commission, want to hear from you. We would like to invite you to participate to a Citizens’ Dialogue on the Green Deal on the 11th and 12th of December in Madrid. What does the European Commission do? We are…