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17/10/2018
Speech by Commissioner Hogan at Civil Dialogue Group Discussion on World Food Day 2018, Brussels

[Delivered at Civil Dialogue Group Discussion - "Global Food Security, Sustainable Development and Relations with Africa] Chairman Moravitz, Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for adding this point to your busy agenda today. World Food Day is an important opportunity to take stock of where we stand in our global efforts to fight hunger and feed the...

€172 million to promote EU agri-food products in and outside the EU

The European Commission will provide funding of €172,5 million from the EU agricultural budget to promote EU agri-food products in Europe and across the world. 79 campaigns, covering a wide range of products such as dairy products, olives and olive oil, and fruit and vegetables, will be rolled out over the next three years.   Agriculture and...

Main results - Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 15/10/2018

PROVISIONAL VERSION 15 October 2018 AGRICULTURE Post 2020 CAP reform package: CAP strategic plans In public session the Council discussed a progress report on the work carried out in the Council preparatory bodies on the Commission proposal for a regulation on CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) strategic plans, which are the cornerstone of the...

New protected geographical indication from Italy approved by the Commission

The European Commission has approved the application for inclusion of the Italian "Cioccolato di Modica" (PGI), which is chocolate exclusively produced, from the bitter cocoa paste to the finished product, in the municipality of Modica. No cocoa butter or other vegetable fats is added, and preparation includes mixing and heating the chocolate at...

EU-Singapore: Council adopts decisions to sign trade and investment agreements

On 15 October, the Council adopted decisions on the signature of two agreements between the EU and Singapore: a free trade agreement an investment protection agreement The EU and Singapore are expected to sign both agreements, as well as a partnership and cooperation agreement, on 19 October, in the margins of the ASEM summit, in Brussels. ...