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The European Union and the United States sign an agreement on imports of hormone-free beef

Washington, DC, 2 August 2019 The European Union and the United States, represented respectively by Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the United States and Jani Raappana, Deputy Head of Mission, for the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, and Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative, signed today in Washington D.C. an agreement...

Africa-Europe alliance: a political declaration for a stronger partnership in agriculture, food and farming

On the occasion of the third African Union – European Union agricultural ministerial conference, African Union and the European Union representatives will for the first time endorse a Political Declaration, accompanied by an action agenda, with the overall aim of further strengthening the Africa-EU partnership in food and farming at all levels....

Commission takes action against fraud in organic products

In 2018, the European Commission, together with Europol, decided to launch a targeted action on organics in the framework of the OPSON VIII operation. The aim of this operation was to protect the reputation of the EU organic logo, and guarantee the confidence European consumers rightly have in it. It is important to stress that organic fraud does...

New rules to simplify and homogenise EU wine making practices

New rules have been adopted to simplify and clarify wine making practices in the EU, a last step in the alignment of the wine legislation to the Lisbon Treaty by the European Commission. This new wine legislation (Implementing regulation and Delegated regulation) simplifies the existing requirements in wine making while increasing the consistency...

More flexible deadline for direct payment requests

Taking into account the requests of the Member States, the European Commission adopted today the decision to extend by one month the filing period for farmers entitled to income support and certain aid under the rural development of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Member States will therefore be able to choose, on a voluntary basis, to...

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