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CAP strategic plans: state of play on the dialogue between the Member States and the Commission

The political compromise reached on June 25 envisages that every Member State submits a proposal for a CAP Strategic Plan by 1 January 2022. The Commission will then have 6 months to decide on the plan, save the time for necessary revisions. While some technical elements of the legal framework remain to be completed through delegated and…

Commissioner Wojciechowski represents the Commission at the 2021 UN Food Systems Pre-Summit

Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski will represent the Commission at the 2021 UN Food System Pre-Summit, a three-day event hosted by Italy on 26-28 July 2021 at the Rome headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The Pre-Summit consolidates the preparatory work for the Summit, notably a series…

Publication of the latest agri-food trade figures: EU agri-food trade increased in January - April 2021, compared to last year

During the period from January to April 2021, EU agri-food trade (exports plus imports) reached a value of €103.4 billion; i.e. 1.1% less than in January-April 2020. While EU exports increased by 1.7% compared to the same period in 2020, reaching €63 billion, EU imports attained €40.3 billion, still 5.1% less than in the first four months of 2020…

EU Forest Strategy press conference: Opening remarks by Commissioner Wojciechowski

Opening remarks by Janusz Wojciechowski, European Commissioner for Agriculture   See also: Opening remarks by Commissioner Sinkevicius Q&As recording  

The Commission approves new geoghraphical indication from the United States

The Commission has approved today the inclusion of ‘Willamette Valley' wines from the United States in the register of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). ‘Willamette Valley' are still wines (red, rose and white) and sparkling wines produced in the north-western part of Oregon, bordered on the north by the Columbia River, on the west by the…