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Oil and gas industry commits to new framework for reporting methane

Oil and gas industry commits to new framework for reporting methane

In a move that will help tackle one of the “biggest and most solvable contributors to the climate crisis”, major...

November 24, 2020

No SMP sold at third tender event – offers below minimum price set

No SMP sold at third tender event – offers below minimum price set

Prices offered at the third skimmed milk powder (SMP) public intervention tender last week ranged from €155/100kg to €190/100kg. These were...

January 22, 2017

Commission increases the budget for promoting EU agricultural products

Commission increases the budget for promoting EU agricultural products

An increased budget of €133m has been allocated for 2017 to promote EU agricultural products outside and inside the EU...

November 10, 2016

Slowdown in volumes of SMP being offered to intervention

Slowdown in volumes of SMP being offered to intervention

There has been a drop in the volumes of skimmed milk powder (SMP) Member States are offering to the public...

August 12, 2016

Frenchman to lead EU negotiations on Brexit

Frenchman to lead EU negotiations on Brexit

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has appointed Michel Barnier as Chief Negotiator in charge of leading the European Commission Negotiations...

July 27, 2016

Commission set to propose a nine year EU licence for glyphosate

Commission set to propose a nine year EU licence for glyphosate

Reports in Brussels suggest the European Commission will propose that the commonly used herbicide glyphosate be re-approved for nine years. It...

May 11, 2016

New rules to make organic farming more attractive to new entrants

New rules to make organic farming more attractive to new entrants

New proposals to lessen the cost of organic certification for small scale producers form part of an EU Commission regulation...

February 20, 2015

Intervention price barely covers 60% of dairy production costs, says EU farmers union

Intervention price barely covers 60% of dairy production costs, says EU farmers union

The price paid to producers for putting milk into public intervention stores barely covers 60% of production costs according to Chairman of Copa-Cogeca...

January 28, 2015

Simplification of CAP a priority for Hogan in 2015

Simplification of CAP a priority for Hogan in 2015

Simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a key first priority for EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development...

December 2, 2014

Concerns expressed over Commission attempts to cut EU Agriculture Budget

Concerns expressed over Commission attempts to cut EU Agriculture Budget

Concerns were expressed by EU Agriculture Ministers at this weeks’ council meeting over the EU Commission proposal to cut support...

November 13, 2014

Ministers to discuss barriers facing young farmers at Council

Ministers to discuss barriers facing young farmers at Council

European Ministers for Agriculture will discuss issues facing young farmers at a Council meeting in Brussels today. The meeting will...

November 10, 2014

New Commissioner must put responsible milk policy into practice

New Commissioner must put responsible milk policy into practice

A coalition of European non-governmental organisations have called on Phil Hogan, the designated European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development...

October 1, 2014

Hogan appoints Limerick man as Head of Cabinet

Hogan appoints Limerick man as Head of Cabinet

Commissioner-Designate for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan has announced this morning that he is to appointment Limerick man Peter...

September 11, 2014

Taoiseach has no doubt Hogan is equal Agriculture Commissioner task

Taoiseach has no doubt Hogan is equal Agriculture Commissioner task

In nominating Phil Hogan to the European Commission, the Taoiseach asked President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker to give him a role that...

September 11, 2014

Hogan told of his priorities

Hogan told of his priorities

Courtesy of his letter confirming Phil Hogan’s nomination as Europe’s new Farm Commissioner, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told...

September 10, 2014