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Who’s Pulling the Strings in the EU? A Closer Look at EU Council, Parliament and Commission

EU decision making Various European institutions are involved in decision-making at EU level. The most important bodies are: The European Parliament, representing the EU’s citizens...

A Critical Look at EU’s Common Agricultural Policy After 2020

The European Union’s (EU) common agricultural policy (CAP) is a common policy for all the countries of the EU. It is managed and funded...

Why Do We Need a CAP at EU Level?

With the expansion of cities and the disappearance of agricultural lands, I often wonder how rural the EU still is. Well, according to the...

EU Set To Ban Outdoor Use Of Pesticides Harmful To Bees

On 27 April, Member States' representatives in a Standing Committee have backed a proposal by the European Commission to further restrict the use of...

Report: EU Countries Should Use Pesticides More Sustainably

The report on the sustainable use of pesticides Directive adopted 10 October by the Commission takes stock of progress made by the EU Member States...

Paris Defies the Commission, Vows to Block Glyphosate Reauthorisation

France will vote against a proposal by the European Commission to renew the licence for glyphosate, the active ingredient in one of the world’s...

Copa & Cogeca Urge MEPs to Approve Draft Report on Review of EU Fertilizer Regulation

Copa & Cogeca urged MEPs in Brussels July 12 to approve the draft report by Ms Gàll-Pelcz on the review of the EU fertilizer...

Agri-Food Chain Coalition: Responding To Commissioner’s Call To Promote Science

Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis called for “all the stakeholders including farmers to work together with you and play a vital role to advance the promotion...

Innovation in EU Agriculture

A closer look at some of the key challenges and opportunities through the eyes of EU Parliamentarian Jan Huitema Several high level topics are battling...

Preserving Our Biodiversity and Food Security

Preserving Europe's food security, environment and biodiversity is more challenging than ever in a complex world. The EU's Common Agricultural Policy is rising to...