Future of EU farming: MEPs push for modern common policy with fair funding

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The post-2020 EU farm policy must be smarter, simpler, fairer and more sustainable, but also well financed and truly common, MEPs say. MEPs set out on Wednesday, by 468 votes in favour to 123 against, with 89 abstentions, their priorities for the reform of […]

EU agricultural production no more a self-sufficiency anchor

The last deal to reform the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) this week between the Parliament, the Commission and the Council is a final recognition, concluded that European agriculture is not considered any more as the basic supplier of food for the Union’s 500 million inhabitants. It also recognises that farmers should receive aid […]