21 October 2020

EU locks in billions of euros to nature-trashing farming

Thunberg: “this isn’t how democracy is supposed to work” Transition to ecological farming frozen, say NGOs The EU has voted through hundreds of billions of Euros […]
19 October 2020

Farm ministers resist EU Green Deal

Farm ministers today gave a cool welcome to EU plans for new laws to greatly reduce pesticides, fertilisers and boost ecological farming. At a meeting in […]
19 October 2020

Will we pay €350 billion to trash nature? This week we will know.

EU farm policy 2023 – 2027: a media briefing Forget the ‘million dollar question’. This week Brussels will answer one worth €358 billion: the shape of […]
13 October 2020

Coup for big farmers worth € billions in EU payments

Transition to agro-ecological farming could be “frozen” until 2027   13 October 2020, Brussels – The future of ecological farming in Europe is hanging in the […]
21 July 2020

Governments miss yet another opportunity to green EU farming – NGO reaction

The European Commission must amend its proposal to reform the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) before farm ministers and the European Parliament come to a conclusion […]
20 May 2020

EU nature and farming plans welcomed by green groups

The EU Commission has today set out its vision for the future of nature and farming policies, as it prepares to put the European Green Deal […]
17 June 2019

Out of touch farm ministers miss Europe’s climate memo

Ahead of a ministerial discussion on the future of the EU’s agricultural policy tomorrow, European farm ministers have shown total disregard [1] for the urgent need […]
2 April 2019

Agriculture committee MEPs vote for farm income subsidy windfall with bare-bones environmental standards

MEPs on the European Parliament’s Agriculture committee have today voted for income support payments to no longer be subject to the respect of certain minimum environmental […]
14 February 2019

Historic European Parliament vote for nature-friendly farming

MEPs on the European Parliament’s Environment committee have today stood up for higher environmental ambition under the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). MEPs defended our environment […]
20 September 2018

Ministers shut green groups out of debate on EU’s ‘last chance’ farm policy

EU Agriculture Ministers will come together in Vienna next week to discuss the next reform of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). While representatives of the […]
1 June 2018

Commission’s timid farm policy ‘reform’ ignores environmental crisis on Europe’s farmland

The European Commission has today published its vision for the EU’s food and farming system for the years to come. The EEB strongly criticises the new […]
26 April 2018

Free pass for farming to sidestep environmental accountability

A leaked copy of draft Commission proposals for the future of EU farm policy reveals that billions of euros in farm subsidies could continue to be […]