Agriculture and Fisheries

Resources on our Planet are finite. Let’s not waste them.

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Nature Directives

Commission commits to Action Plan to ensure full compliance

Following an orientation debate held today by the College of Commissioners, the European Commission has confirmed it will develop an Action Plan to improve implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives (Nature Directives) and their coherence with other EU policies. The Greens/EFA group &nda...


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EU nature legislation

Green position ahead of the orientation debate of the Commission college on the follow-up to the Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives

The Birds and Habitats Directives form the cornerstones of the EU’s legislative framework on nature conservation and are making a major contribution to halting the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 21-24 November 2016

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included: Occupational retirement provision; EU-Turkey relations; Conflict minerals trialogue; Council/Commission Statements on outcome of COP22; EU Parliament refuses to refer CETA to the ECJ; Commission considers Code of Conduct changes; Emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants; Renewing the approval of the active substance bentazone; Sign language and professional sign language interpreters; Umbrella deal on EU-US data protection; Dieselgate hearing with French Minister, Ségolène Royal; EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women.


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

22.11.2016

LIVE press conference 22 November 10:30-10:50

Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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Landrush : The Sellout of Europe's Farmland

A study commissioned by Green MEP Maria Heubuch

In this study we outline the current developments in the new rush for land in Europe by taking several countries as examples. We have also compiled possible approaches for action. With this study we would like to raise awareness and initiate a new way of thinking about our land in the whole of Europe.


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GMO cultivation

Not here, not anywhere

In the coming weeks, the European Commission will submit to the Standing Committee on plants, animals, food and feed three draft regulations aimed at the renewal of the authorisation for cultivation in the EU of three GM maize varieties.


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Monsanto tribunal

Answers from farmers and agriculture advisers from around the planet

Do we need biotechnologies to feed the world? Answers from farmers and agriculture advisers from around the planet “We need biotechnologies to feed the world” is one of the bottom-line of the proponents of these technologies in agriculture and food production. For them, by fighting...


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How a fair EU agri-food policy can help create jobs in rural areas

A blog from our food campaign

How effective is European support for farming and agriculture? Well, the numbers speak for themselves: rural economies are in bad shape. Between 2005 and 2010, 2.5 million farms were lost in the EU, with the average farm size increasing. Between 2000 and 2012, European agriculture lost 4.8 millio...


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Join the Food Revolution Newsletter

Issue n° 22 October 2016

GREEN INSIGHT INTO EU FOOD POLICY Glyphosate: MEPs protest on Right to Know Day against fake transparencyBan on Bisphenol A in all food contact material GMO- Divergence of opinion within EFSA highlights serious shortcomings with assessment process World Food Day: Agriculture must move in step with ...


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

25.10.2016

LIVE press conference 25 October 10:30-10:50

Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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World Food Day

Agriculture must move in step with the needs of our climate

“Climate is changing. Agriculture must too”. That is the theme of this year’s UN World Food Day, to be celebrated on 16th October. The message is a promising one. And with World Food Day falling just before the next UN Climate Change Conference, linking food and climate resonates strongly. &n...


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GMOs

Divergence of opinion within EFSA highlights serious shortcomings with assessment process

Since the beginning of the year, the European Commission has proposed eight new authorisations for commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) plants in the EU, a further two authorisations for cultivation and the renewal of the authorisation for cultivation of the GM-maize Mon 810.


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