14.12.12 | News

The name of the big winner the “Re:turn to the future” competition already announced

In Brussels the final conference under project “CAP:Re:Turn to the Future” took place under the heading "CAP: 50 YEARS ON". The event was attended by representatives of farming industry bodies, local initiative groups and organic producer organizations from the four participant countries – Bulgaria, Estonia, Portugal and Malta. At the conference a book was presented...

20.12.12 | News

Simon Coveney says stalled EU budget shouldn’t delay CAP talks

The future of Europe’s agriculture policy shouldn’t be held hostage by the EU’s budget impasse, Ireland’s agricultural minister said in calling for negotiations to move forward even if final figures on spending are unknown until spring. Simon Coveney, the Irish agriculture and food minister, said on Tuesday (18 December) that winning agreement on the Common Agricultural...

19.12.12 | News

State Fund Agriculture paid out 126.6 million BGN under the green measures from the Rural Development Programme

The funds under measure 214: Agri-environmental payments are almost twice the amount paid out in 2011. This year, 2303 candidates received 50.2 million BGN. Another 63.4 million BGN were paid for agriculture in disadvantaged regions – respectively 48.7 million BGN for farmers in mountainous regions and 15.7 million for farmers in areas other than mountainous regions. A total of 37 955...

18.12.12 | News

Commission awards EUR 1.2 billion to kick-start 23 innovative renewable energy projects

The European Commission today awarded over €1.2 billion funding to 23 highly innovative renewable energy demonstration projects under the first call for proposals for the so-called NER300 funding programme. Projects will be co-financed with revenues obtained from the sale of 200 million emission allowances from the new entrants' reserve (NER) of the EU Emissions Trading System. The...

Closing conference

Start date: 14.12.12


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05.12.12 | News

European Congress of Young Farmers seeks ways to encourage generational renewal in rural areas

In the context of the 50th Anniversary of the Common Agricultural Policy, EPP Group Members Esther Herranz and Nuno Melo, together with the Confederation of Portuguese Farmers (CAP) and the Association for Agrarian of Young Farmers (ASAJA), organized the first EPP Congress of Young Farmers in the European Parliament on 5-6 December. "The Congress will help us to gather direct feedback from...

05.12.12 | News

Winners in the “Re:turn to the Future” competition announced

After reviewing over 270 participant photos and videos, the international jury of the “Re:turn to the Future” photo/video competition selected the winners. Mr. Chapanov, Mr. Nurm, Mr. Monteiro and Mr. Farrugia had six days to cast their votes on the competition’s website. The winner in the “Quality, diversity, health – the European agricultural policy and...

03.12.12 | News

EU bankrolls 11 training projects for young scholars

Eleven young scholars and post-doctorates of the Institute of Stockbreeding Sciences in the town of Kostinbrod will upgrade their qualifications in a project financed under the Human Resources Development Operational Programme, project manager Maya Ignatova told reporters. The two-year scheme, under which around BGN 197,000 will be disbursed, is supported by the Bulgarian Ministry...