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European Parliament inquiry on animal welfare during transport imminent

European Parliament inquiry on animal welfare during transport imminent

The European Parliament is set to establish a committee of inquiry on animal welfare standards during transport, and possible breaches...

June 17, 2020

Final EU Parliament vote on Brexit agreement before UK MEPs depart

Final EU Parliament vote on Brexit agreement before UK MEPs depart

The European Parliament will vote on an agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU at 6:00pm this...

January 29, 2020

MEPs debate Mercosur agreement compatibility with Green Deal goals

MEPs debate Mercosur agreement compatibility with Green Deal goals

The EU-Mercosur trade agreement and whether the accord is compatible with the new European Green Deal was a key topic...

December 19, 2019

‘Climate emergency’: MEPs call for emissions clampdown – including aviation

‘Climate emergency’: MEPs call for emissions clampdown – including aviation

The EU should commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the UN Conference, and include aviation and shipping...

November 29, 2019

MEPs highlight concern over US tariff hike impact on EU agri sector

MEPs highlight concern over US tariff hike impact on EU agri sector

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have expressed deep concerns over the collateral damage borne by EU agriculture and food sector...

November 29, 2019

Chinese protein deficit presents opportunities for beef – commission

Chinese protein deficit presents opportunities for beef – commission

A senior official from the European Commission has said that the losses in the Chinese pig herd from African swine...

November 7, 2019

‘Future of European beef sector’ to be discussed at EU committee

‘Future of European beef sector’ to be discussed at EU committee

The future of the European beef sector will be discussed tomorrow, Tuesday, November 5 at a session of the European...

November 5, 2019

‘Europe loses 1,000 farms per day’ – new agriculture commissioner

‘Europe loses 1,000 farms per day’ – new agriculture commissioner

There could be up to 1,000 farmers losing their farms per day across the EU, according to the prospective European...

October 2, 2019

Chair and vice-chairs of EU Agriculture Committee elected

Chair and vice-chairs of EU Agriculture Committee elected

The European Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Development Committee has elected its chair and two vice-chairs for the first two-and-a-half years...

July 12, 2019

McIntyre: ‘What the big pesticides report should have said’

McIntyre: ‘What the big pesticides report should have said’

The European Parliament’s committee on pesticides has reached the wrong conclusions and disregarded key evidence, a new report concludes. Anthea...

April 13, 2019

European Parliament adopts plans to limit the use of antibiotics on farms

European Parliament adopts plans to limit the use of antibiotics on farms

The European Parliament has adopted plans today (Thursday, October 25) to limit the use of antibiotics on farms in order...

October 25, 2018

‘Globalisation must work for EU farmers’ – Agriculture MEPs warn

‘Globalisation must work for EU farmers’ – Agriculture MEPs warn

Trade deals with third countries must be fair and balanced, imported foodstuffs must comply with high European Union (EU) standards...

June 20, 2018

MEPs discuss new land laws, to help small, new and women farmers

MEPs discuss new land laws, to help small, new and women farmers

MEPs have voted to adopt a non-legislative resolution which encourages EU States to re-shape their land policies to provide better access to land for...

March 22, 2017

Mixed reaction to EU-Canada trade deal in Brussels

Mixed reaction to EU-Canada trade deal in Brussels

The proposed EU-Canada trade deal or CETA came up for discussion in Brussels this week, where it was met with...

October 16, 2016

European Parliament to vote on climate change agreement

European Parliament to vote on climate change agreement

The European Parliament will vote to give the Paris Climate Change Agreement the green or red light tomorrow. Under the...

October 3, 2016

Commission called on to withdraw authorisation for GM maize

Commission called on to withdraw authorisation for GM maize

MEPs have called on the European Commission to withdraw its authorisations for the use of herbicide-resistant GM maize and carnations. Two...

June 9, 2016

European Parliament votes in favour of glyphosate – 7 year extension granted

European Parliament votes in favour of glyphosate – 7 year extension granted

The European Parliament has voted to renew glyphosate for a further seven years, following a meeting of MEPs in Luxembourg...

April 13, 2016

New antimicrobial drugs should be developed – MEPs

New antimicrobial drugs should be developed – MEPs

The use of existing antimicrobial drugs should be restricted and new ones should be developed, Environment and Public Health Committee...

February 20, 2016