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Speech - World Economic Forum in Davos: President von der Leyen underlines Europe’s ambitious role in the world

Today, President von der Leyen delivered a keynote speech at the 50th edition of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “This is about Europe shaping its own future”, the President said, stressing Europe’s ambition to lead the fight against climate change and promote a human-centric approach towards the processing and protection of…

High-level public conference on implementing the European Green Deal - the European Climate Law (webstreamed)

The Commission plans to propose the first European Climate Law in the first 100 days of its mandate. The Climate Law will set the direction of travel for EU climate action, give predictability for investors, and anchor the irreversibility of the transformation. As an overarching piece of legislation, the Climate Law will set out the goal of all…

High-level International Conference (IGW 2020) - The future of global pork production under the threat of African swine fever: Conclusions and documents

High-level international conference as part of the 85th Berlin International Green Week The unprecedented spread of African swine fever (ASF) worldwide requires global action and even more effective collaboration and communication between all relevant stakeholders in the areas of agriculture and the environment. The future of global pork…

The Commission approves a new protected geographical indication from Greece

The European Commission has approved the application for registration of of "ΑρσενικόΝάξου" (Arseniko Naxou) in the register of protected designations of origin (PDO). "Arseniko Naxou" is a ripened, hard cheese that is traditionally made from unpasteurized goat and sheep milk, with a specific spicy, intense and salty-sweet taste. This cheese is…

Commission’s flexibility measures for wine promotion programmes agreed on by Member States

Member States on 15 January agreed to measures increasing flexibility in the management of promotion activities for the wine sector, part of their national support programmes. These measures were proposed by the European Commission in the context of increased import duties (+25%) imposed on EU wines exported to the US.   These new measures would…