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11.06.12 | News

European Union and China step up cooperation in agriculture and rural development

The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian Cioloş, and China Minister for Agriculture, Han Changfu, signed today in Beijing a Cooperation Plan on Agriculture and Rural Development. Building on established relations between China and the European Union, this Plan will give a new impetus to our partnership and bring mutual benefits by establishing a stronger and...

07.06.12 | News

George Pullicino is optimistic that Malta will not face drastic cut in EU farming funds

Тhe Rural Affairs Minister of Malta George Pullicino is “optimistic” that Malta will not face the drastic cut in funds proposed under the revision of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. “Discussions about the CAP reform are ongoing and we can’t yet say whether there will be an increase or a decrease in the allocated funds,” he said. A clearer picture...

06.06.12 | News

A Maltese minister hopeful EU will amend proposal for cut in direct aid to farmers

The Rural Affairs Minister of Malta George Pullicino is hopeful that EU proposals for a cut in direct aid to farmers would be amended and would not have the impact that is feared. He was speaking during a visit to Sherries Garden Centre in Burmarrad, which has invested in a €350,000 project, of which €150,000 came from EU funds. The investment included 92 solar panels, a 20x9 metre...

04.05.12 | News

The European Commission proposes a new partnership between Europe and the farmers

The European Commission has today published its plans to reform the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2013. This blueprint aims to strengthen the competitiveness and the sustainability of agriculture and maintain its presence in all regions, in order to guarantee European citizens healthy and quality food production, to preserve the environment and to help develop rural areas. "The...

04.05.12 | News

Improving the functioning of the food supply chain

Brussels, 29 November 2011: Business-to-business contractual practices, competitiveness in the agro-food industry and the monitoring of food prices will be the main interest of the 2012 work of the High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain. One year after its launch meeting the Forum adopted today its mid-term report. The Forum welcomed in particular the Principles of Good...

04.05.12 | News

Launching the 50th Anniversary of the Common Agricultural Policy campaign

The European Commission has launched the CAP@50 communication campaign to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Common Agricultural Policy, a cornerstone of European integration, that has provided European citizens with half a century of food security and a living countryside. The year-long communication campaign includes an interactive website, an itinerant exhibition, audio-visual and printed...

04.05.12 | News

50 Years of the CAP - A partnership between Europe and Farmers

2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the implementation of the EU's Common Agricultuure Policy (CAP), a cornerstone of European integration, that has provided European citizens with 50 years of food security and a living countryside. The CAP remains the only EU policy where there is a common EU framework and the majority of public spending in all Member States comes from the EU budget, rather...
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