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Commission publishes list of potential eco-schemes

The Commission published a list of potential agricultural practices that eco-schemes could support in the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Part of the CAP reform currently under negotiation between the European Parliament and the Council, eco-schemes are a new instrument designed to reward farmers who choose to go further in terms of…

One Planet Summit: President von der Leyen calls for ambitious, global and game-changing agreement on biodiversity

Yesterday afternoon, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, took part in the ‘One Planet Summit' for biodiversity, via videoconference. In her speech, President von der Leyen emphasised that "2021 will be the year when the world turns over a new leaf for our planet” at the COP15 for nature in Kunming, in May this year. She…

European Green Deal: Commission consults on EU targets to restore Europe's biodiversity

The European Commission launched today an online public consultation on the development of legally binding EU nature restoration targets. As a key element of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 and the European Green Deal, restoring Europe's damaged ecosystems will help to increase biodiversity, mitigate and adapt to climate change, and prevent…

EU agri-food promotion policy boosts competitiveness of the sector

The EU agri-food promotion policy is effective and efficient in supporting the policy’s objectives. Furthermore, the objectives of the policy are relevant to stakeholders’ needs and address market challenges, have a clear EU added value, but need to be better aligned with evolving societal needs and political priorities. These are among the key…

Programme for the Portuguese Council Presidency

The Programme is the document that details the main priorities and lines of action of Portugal's Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) (1 January – 30 June 2021). The Programme was adopted by the Council of Ministers on 17 December 2020. Chapter agriculture as of page 26 in the programme   Photo: © 2021PortugalEu