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Remarks by Commissioner Wojciechowski at the press conference on the CAP and CFP in the context of the revised long-term EU budget (MFF)

Ladies and gentlemen,   Since the beginning of my term of office, in my public appearances, also in the European Parliament, the Council as well as in talks with politicians, agricultural organisations and farmers themselves, I have always emphasised the strategic importance of agriculture and the CAP in ensuring food security in Europe.   Over…

Farm to Fork Strategy: Commission publishes roadmap for revision of rules on sustainable use of pesticides

The European Commission yesterday published a roadmap for the evaluation of the EU legislation on the sustainable use of pesticides and an inception impact assessment for the possible revision of this legislation. This initiative is one of the ambitious actions on pesticides announced by the Farm to Fork Strategy and responds to the EU’s Green…

Imports of organic tropical fruit increased in the EU, while imports of organic cereals declined in 2019

Overall, imports of organic agri-food products remained stable between 2018 and 2019. In terms of products, imports of organic cereals decreased in 2019, while imports of tropical fruit, oilcakes, soyabeans and sugar increased. Those are among the key findings of the report on ‘EU imports of organic agri-food products: key developments in 2019’…

EU budget for recovery : Increased funding to support EU farmers and fishermen towards a green transition/economy

In its proposal for a reinforced long-term budget, the Commission will increase the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) by €9 billion (€4 billion for the CAP's European Agricultural Guarantee Fund and €5 billion for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) by €500 million. An additional…

Questions and Answers on the EU budget: the Common Agricultural Policy and Common Fisheries Policy

To help repair the economic and social damage brought by the coronavirus pandemic, kick-start European recovery, and protect and create jobs, the European Commission presented on 27 May 2020 a major recovery plan for Europe based on harnessing the full potential of the EU budget. This proposal includes a new recovery instrument, Next Generation EU…