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93 European Associations Call for an Ambitious Horizon Europe Programme

We, the undersigned 93 European associations representing key European research & innovation stakeholders, hereby urge the EU Institutions to make research, development and innovation...

The EU Must Remain a Key Actor in the Area of Seeds and New Technologies in Plants

Andriukaitis speaks out about plant breeding innovation and more For centuries, seed varieties and seed production techniques have required continued improvement to meet the critical...

The Man Behind The Myth: An In-Depth Interview with Garlich von Essen

For the past 15 years, he has been the Secretary-General of the European Seed Association (ESA), now Euroseeds. Before that he was Director Public...

Settling Dust

The European elections are behind us and the dust is settling. Thinking about the future of the European agricultural sector, there’s a lot at...

EU Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis On The Potential Of Gene Editing

Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health & Food Safety shared his enthusiasm for open discussion on the potential of gene editing during his speech...

European Parliament Report Says EU Missing Out Great Opportunity

The Panel for the Future of Science and Technology of the European Parliament has published a report, Farming without plant protection products. The report...

Are We Spending the EU Money in the Right Places?

Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of...

Rest In Peace Plant Breeding Innovation In The Eu After The ECJ Ruling?

MEP Christopher Fjellner is organising an event entitled "Rest in Peace Plant Breeding Innovation in the EU after the ECJ Ruling?" on Wednesday, 6th of...

New EU Agricultural Policy Brings New Risks

Under the new European agricultural policy, all Member States will have to draft their own plans to achieve the EU objectives. According to experts,...

How Equivalent is Ukraine? Seed Certification at the Borders of Europe

In 2011, Ukraine requested for recognition of equivalence of its seed certification system. Seven years later, this issue is still not resolved and has...