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New web page: EU agriculture and the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU

As part of the European Commission's preparations for Brexit, a new web page detailing the preparedness work and supportsavailable for farmers and agrifood operators has been launched!

EUROSTAT: 43% of the EU is covered with forests

Today is the International Day of Forests, which is celebrated every year on 21 March to raise awareness of the importance of forests of all types. The European Union (EU) had close to 182 million hectares of forests and other wooded land in 2015, corresponding to 43 % of its land area. Wooded land covers a slightly greater proportion of the land...

EU to accede to international agreement on appellations of origin and geographical indications

The EU is acceding to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement for the protection of appellations of origin and their international registration ('the Geneva Act"). Member states' ambassadors meeting in Coreper today approved the agreement reached by the Romanian presidency of the Council with the European Parliament on a draft regulation enabling...

Photo and video coverage of the registration of “Tequila” into the list of Geographical Indications of spirit drinks protected in the EU...

Phil Hogan, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, participates to the event co-hosted by the EC and the Mexico Mission to the EU on the occasion of the registration of “Tequila” into the list of Geographical Indications (GI) of spirit drinks protected in the EU. In the presence Julián Ventura Valero, Mexican Deputy...

The Commission approves protected geographical indication from Mexico

The European Commission approved the addition of ‘Tequila', a Mexican spirit drink, in the EU register of protected geographical indications (PGI). The protection was granted under the EU spirits regulation of 2012, giving it the same recognition as EU spirit geographical indications (GIs). Adopted on 27 February, the recognition at EU level...

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