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The future is rural: the social objectives of the next CAP

Rural areas make up 44% to 80% of every EU country. These diverse territories play home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, wonderful wildlife and natural environments. They provide food and resources that contribute to jobs, growth and prosperity, and help to maintain cultural heritage. Rural areas are truly at the heart of Europe.   It is our...

Apply now: Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for outstanding journalism in development

  The European Commission's Lorenzo Natali Media Prize recognises journalists doing exceptional reporting on development topics such as poverty eradication and the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica said: "The vast majority of people...

EU provides €45 million in support for smallholder agri-businesses in rural Africa

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is in Rome today for the launch of the new Agri-Business Capital (ABC) Fund, which will help deliver on the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investments and Jobs. Speaking at the launch, organised by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD),...

New video: Europe feeds your senses

Embrace the tastes, textures, sights and smells of quality food. You know it’s real, we guarantee it. The EU quality schemes guarantee authenticity. ‘Geographical Indications’ confirm that your food and drink comes from a specific region and has followed an established production process. That’s quality.

Council sets its priorities for the 2020 EU budget

Introduction   1.  The Council underlines that the budgetary procedure for 2020 will be the last of the programming period 2014-2020. In this regard, the budget will play an important role in the delivery of the Union's objectives and priorities under the multiannual financial framework (MFF).   2.  The Council considers that the budget for 2020...