Commission approves 13 dairy promotion programmes
The European Commission has approved 13 programmes to promote dairy products in the EU with a total budget of €35.8m.
More work needed on organic legislation says EU agriculture head
Mariann Fischer Boel, member of the European Commission responsible for Agriculture and Rural Development, said the organic food sector needs the support of good legislation, which would help build consumer awareness and trust.
EU milk plans ‘doomed to fail’, says farmers’ group
New measures being taken by the EU to prop up its dairy farmers through the re-introduction of subsidies like export refunds have been derided as being ‘doomed to fail’ by one farmers’ lobby group.
Refunds return as EC reconsiders dairy intervention
The European Commission will this week reinstate and review export refunds and intervention prices on EU dairy commodities to compensate farmers for a ‘complete reverse’ that has occurred in pricing over the last twelve months.
EU may boost milk production say reports
As a dwindling milk supply continues to bite into the profits of
European dairy processors, the European Commision hinted this week
that it may consider raising quotas on production to relieve the
Boel pushes wine reforms in Europe
Mariann Fischer Boel is on a tour of the EU
to push controversial changes to the way wine makers
are subsidised in the bloc.
Cereal supply shortage puts crunch on processors
A European Commission statement yesterday that the bloc's cereal
stocks are at a low point, emphasises the food industry's warning
that commodity prices are hurting manufacturers.
Fischer Boel rejects EU milk quotas
Signs that EU milk quotas have outlived their usefulness grew
stronger this week after the bloc's agriculture commissioner openly
criticised the system in front of industry officials.
EC outlines future of globalised food ingredients market
European agriculture commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel has outlined
how a future globalised food ingredients market might look.
'Paralysis' of food trade talks bad for EU business
The European Commission has once again expressed regret that the
failure of the WTO Doha Round of trade talks will negatively impact
WTO food talks end in suspension and failure
Pascal Lamy will demand a suspension of the Doha round of
agriculture talks this week, after WTO members failed to reach a
EU should consider capping the CAP, says commissioner
Mariann Fischer Boel, EU commissioner for agriculture, said Monday
that the commission could consider putting limits on the Single
Payment Scheme if it is found that the scheme is not efficient.
EU food reforms should not be rushed, warns Boel
Those demanding quicker CAP reform should bear in mind the current
speed of change and take into account the successful legacy of the
EU's food policy, argues the European agriculture commissioner.