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 […]
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 […]
8 March 2018

Ministers’ farm fantasy risks decreasing CAP legitimacy further

Ahead of a meeting of EU farm ministers on 19 March, the EEB has criticised them for putting together draft conclusions that are based entirely on […]
12 December 2017

EU body calls farm policy’s green credentials into question

The last attempt to ‘green’ EU farm policy did not lead to any significant increase in environmentally-sound farming practices – despite European governments spending a huge […]
29 November 2017

Nice try – but Hogan’s direction of travel not on course to sustainable farming

While Commissioner Phil Hogan’s new results-based plan for the future of EU farm policy – presented today in Brussels – sounds attractive, it remains to be […]
23 November 2017

CAP & Biodiversity: the best of enemies? 28 November 2017, European Parliament

24 October 2017

MEPs vote to rein in toxic fertilisers

Years of use of mineral fertilisers rich in cadmium – a dangerous carcinogen – has polluted soil and the crops that grow our food, leading to […]
26 September 2017

‘Extinction’ Conference to turn spotlight on livestock industry’s role in species loss

If any European politicians or diplomats working in Brussels need a visual reminder of what a mass extinction event looks like they don’t need to travel […]
6 September 2017

Bold overhaul of EU farm policy now on the cards

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has played a major role in the development of a socially, economically, and environmentally disruptive model of farming in Europe. Ahead […]
13 July 2017

Attempt to weaken farm water pollution rules foiled in Parliament committee vote

Intensive farming contributes to water and air pollution, to soil damage and climate change. Yet, in a move condemned by the EEB, MEPs on Parliament’s Internal […]
14 June 2017

Reprieve for nature on farms: attempt to sabotage pesticides ban fails in Parliament vote

Farmers across Europe who have been receiving several billions of euros of public money a year under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for improving nature on […]
30 May 2017

MEPs determined to defend environmentally-harmful model of farming at all costs

A move to ban pesticides on areas of farms dedicated to nature conservation has shamefully been shot down by a strong majority of MEPs on Parliament’s […]