Agriculture and Rural Development

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New rules for a simpler and fairer EU farming policy which will strengthen farmers’ position in a fairer supply chain have been endorsed by the...

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The EPP Group today backed legislation establishing more and better controls and inspections throughout the food chain. The goal is to improve...

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The EPP Group in the European Parliament is by far the strongest defender of the interests of European farmers. During the last reform of the CAP, it...

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A fair food chain for all

In school yards and football fields we know what fair play means, but when it comes to business it’s not that easy anymore. How to tackle...

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The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development mainly deals with the Common Agricultural Policy but also processes legislation on forestry, on veterinary and plant-health matters, animal feeding stuffs provided such measures are not intended to protect against risks to human health, and on animal husbandry and welfare.

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Press Release
16.05.2018 - 11:51

Europe needs a strong farming policy

"New EU agricultural policy needs adequate funding and new methods to be efficient and sustainable. But let’s not fix it if it’s not broken!", said EPP Group Member Herbert...
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Press Release
11.04.2018 - 09:56

We reject renationalisation of CAP

“The new CAP must set itself ambitious targets”, says EPP Group MEP Herbert Dorfmann, draftsman of the Parliament’s Report on the Future of Food and Farming. “Increased...
Olive oil
Press Release
15.03.2018 - 09:49

Spanish olives under US attack

In January, the US Department of Commerce imposed an unjustified anti-dumping customs duty on Spanish olives of more than 17.13 %, following a countervailing duty established in November 2017 of 4.47...
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Press Release
01.03.2018 - 09:57

Safeguarding European honey production

Determined measures are needed to safeguard European honey production, according to EPP Group MEP Norbert Erdős whose Report on the prospects and challenges of European apiculture is voted today in...
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Press Release
11.12.2017 - 17:54

Omnibus: green light for simplification of CAP reform

New rules for a simpler and fairer EU farming policy which will strengthen farmers’ position in a fairer supply chain have been endorsed by the European Parliament. "Due to a series of...
Two kids with shovel in the field
Press Release
29.11.2017 - 17:55

The pillars of CAP must stand firm

“Maintaining the two-pillar structure is essential for the CAP”, said Albert Deß MEP, the EPP Group Spokesman in the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee on ‘The...

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