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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

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

MEPs to vote on new rules to prevent future horsemeat scandal

MEPs to vote on new rules to prevent future horsemeat scandal

Members of the European Parliament will vote on new rules to tighten up official inspections throughout the food chain today, in...

March 15, 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

MEPs say no to five new GMO products

MEPs say no to five new GMO products

Plans to authorise five genetically modified organism (GMO) products by the European Commission have been opposed by the European Parliament....

October 9, 2016

MEPs vote for Commission to tackle unfair trading practices

MEPs vote for Commission to tackle unfair trading practices

MEPs in Brussels have today voted for the European Commission to put forward proposals against unfair trading practices in the food...

June 7, 2016

Renewed calls for mandatory labelling of milk and meat products

Renewed calls for mandatory labelling of milk and meat products

Country of origin labelling should be made mandatory for meat and milk, MEPs have once again reiterated in a non-binding...

May 13, 2016

The future of EU farming lies in innovation – MEPs

The future of EU farming lies in innovation – MEPs

Innovation can increase farmers’ income, create rural jobs and make EU farming more sustainable, MEPs from the Agriculture committee said...

May 1, 2016

The Commission should not renew glyphosate authorisation – MEPs

The Commission should not renew glyphosate authorisation – MEPs

Environment Committee MEPs have said that the European Commission should not renew glyphosate’s authorisation. They have said that it should...

March 26, 2016

MEPs reiterate call for mandatory country of origin labelling of meat and milk

MEPs reiterate call for mandatory country of origin labelling of meat and milk

Food safety MEPs reiterated their support for introducing mandatory country of origin labelling of meat and milk, in a non-binding...

March 23, 2016

Commission response to farm crisis ‘neither bold nor decisive’ says MEP

Commission response to farm crisis ‘neither bold nor decisive’ says MEP

The aid package to alleviate impact of the agriculture crisis on EU farmers agreed this week has been slammed as...

March 18, 2016

GMOs are being authorised in the EU without Member State support – MEPs

GMOs are being authorised in the EU without Member State support – MEPs

GMOs are being authorised in the EU without the support of Member States, according to MEPs. They said last week...

February 8, 2016

New rules to curb the influx of pests into the EU

New rules to curb the influx of pests into the EU

New rules to curb the influx of pests to stop them spreading and eradicate the most dangerous ones were informally...

December 19, 2015

MEPs call for a new strategy on animal welfare

MEPs call for a new strategy on animal welfare

The EU needs a new strategy for the protection and welfare of animals, a non-legislative resolution the European Parliament adopted on...

November 28, 2015

Poll: Should cloning for food be banned – MEPs vote that it should be

Poll: Should cloning for food be banned – MEPs vote that it should be

Today, (Tuesday) September 8 MEPs voted yes on amendments to a European Commission proposal to ban the cloning of farm animals...

September 8, 2015