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€191 million to promote agri-food products at home and abroad

The European Commission adopted the 2019 promotion policy work programme on 14 November, with €191.6million to be made available for programmes selected for EU co-financing - an increase of €12.5 million compared with 2018. €89 million will be allocated to campaigns in high growth countries such as Canada, China, Colombia, Japan, Korea, Mexico,...

The Commission approves new protected designation of origin for a wine from Romania

The European Commission has approved the application for registration of the Romanian wine "Însurăţei" to the register of protected designations of origin (PDO). Exclusively produced in Brăila county, in the East of the country, wines produced under this name can be white, red or rosé. The culture of vineyard in the Insurăţei  dates back to...

Dairy market: skimmed milk powder stocks reduced by half

Half of the skimmed milk powder bought into public stock since 2015 (190,000 out of 380,000 tonnes) has been put back into the market without jeopardising its functioning and the recovery of the sector. The latest tender sale of 30,000 tonnes took place on 8 November. The latest EU price report for the dairy market published by the Milk Market...

European Commission state aid decision to cover damages caused by wolves and other protected animals

The Commission took a decision to fully enable farmers to receive full compensation for damages caused by protected animals, such as wolves. The investments that farmers will do to prevent such damages, for example building electric fences or acquiring guard dogs, will be also fully reimbursed.   Today's decision aims to increase support to...

Environmental reporting alignment: Council agrees its position

The EU is looking to align reporting requirements across a range of environmental legislation. The Council today agreed its position on a regulation which will ensure a more coherent and consistent approach to environmental reporting. This agreement paves the way for the Austrian presidency to begin negotiations with the European Parliament. The...

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