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Adoption of the greening derogations for farmers impacted by drought

The European Commission adopted today the derogations on certain greening rules, which were proposed earlier this summer. This additional flexibility is aimed at increasing the availability of fodder, one of the main challenges that livestock farmers are facing due to the impact of drought. The Commission continues to monitor the situation very...

The Commission approves two new protected geographical indications from Greece and Italy

  The European Commission has approved the application for inclusion of the Italian "Marrone di Serino» et « Castagna di Serino" and the Grek "Aγκινάρα Ιρίων" (Agrinara Irion) in the Register of Protected Geographical Indications (PGI). The "Artichoke of Iria" (PGI) is an artichoke with a distinctive sweet flavour produced in the region of...

European Commission provides €87.8 million to support financing instrument for Romanian farmers

EU agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan signed today in Romania a European Investment Fund (EIF) financing agreement that will channel over €150 million, including €87.8 million from the EU budget, to Romanian farmers via four Romanian banks. In a ceremony in Bucharest with Romanian agriculture Minister, Petre Daea and EIF Secretary General,...

EFSA - Xylella: host plant database updated

EFSA has completed two pieces of work that substantially expand knowledge and understanding of Xylella fastidiosa, the plant pathogen that is attacking fruit trees and other plants in parts of Europe. The agency has published the latest update of its database of plants that act as hosts for X. fastidiosa. The updated list includes 563 plant...

EUROSTAT - Select your own statistical maps: Statistical Atlas

The Statistical Atlas is an interactive viewer for statistical maps. It contains all the maps from the latest Eurostat regional yearbook and allows you to select maps with a range of backgrounds and features such as cities, roads, lakes and rivers.  For example, the map below shows the percentage of people aged 16-74 in 2017 who were daily...

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