11.09.12 | News

Adoption of measures to adjust to climate change necessary

The Ministers of Agriculture of the EU confirmed their strong commitment to the necessity for the promoting of measures through the new Common Agricultural Policy to adapt to climate change. Water scarcity and land abandonment linked to adverse climate conditions were in the centre of the discussion at the Informal Agriculture Council which was held on the 11th of September 2012 in Nicosia....

10.09.12 | News

Commission to recover €215 million of CAP expenditure from the Member States

A total of €215 million of EU agricultural policy funds unduly spent by Member States is being claimed back by the European Commission today under the so-called clearance of accounts procedure. However, because some of these amounts have already been recovered from the Member States and the Commission is reimbursing Spain following a Court ruling on a previous disallowance decision, the...

03.09.12 | News

Grape growers fight to keep planting limits

Grape growers are lining up support from EU national governments and the European Parliament to protect limits on vine planting that are due to expire by 2016, a liberalisation move they claim will destroy one of Europe’s premier industries, reported EurActiv. The planting debate is gaining momentum as a high-level group organised by Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Cioloş searches for...

28.08.12 | News

Cattle breeders will receive their subsidies per animal two months earlier than provisioned

Breeders will receive subsidies per animal two months earlier than the provisioned deadline. All subsidies will now be paid until the end of October this year and the funds amount to 120 million leva. This was announced by the Minister of Agriculture and Food Dr. Miroslav Naydenov on the meeting with breeders in Dobrich. The measure is taken in relation to the critical state of the industry,...

27.08.12 | News

The School Milk Scheme application period begins September 1st

Schools, suppliers or organisations that represent one or more schools can participate in the EU scheme. SFA will accept applications in its regional structures based on the school location or the registration address of the rest of the candidates. Documents can be submitted until September 30th. SFA will pay for up to 0.25 litres of milk per child per day. The milk must be given in a...

22.08.12 | News

A European business group defined Chinese calls to probe EU wine imports as "protectionist"

A European business group on Wednesday criticised Chinese calls to probe EU wine imports as "protectionist", as a dispute between the major trading partners threatened to escalate, reported AFP. The China Alcoholic Drinks Industry Association this week formally requested the government to investigate whether wine from the European Union was damaging the domestic market. China's commerce...

20.08.12 | News

China sees red over Europe wine imports

A Chinese industry group has asked the government to probe European wine imports, claiming EUsubsidies are harming domestic producers, state media said Monday, reported EUbusiness.The China Alcoholic Drinks Industry Association has urged the Ministry of Commerce to investigate whether wine from the European Union is damaging the nation's domestic market, the official Xinhua news agency said....

20.08.12 | News

SFA paid over 3 million BGN for promotion of Bulgarian cheese

The Bulgarian programme “European cheese, please” has concluded successfully. It was the first EU approved program for promotion of Bulgarian dairy products abroad. For the programme’s three-year duration, SFA paid out 3 079 449 BGN – both national and EU resources. The contract activities were implemented 98%. The programme gave milk producers and processors the...

03.08.12 | News

Projects for rural tourism and photovoltaic plant will receive 1.7 million BGN

Approved proposals are now measures 311 ''Diversification of agricultural activities'' and 312 ''Support for the creation and development of micro enterprises'' of the Regional Development Programme (RDP). Five candidates are planning to build or complete guest houses. One of them will build a barbeque and pool, while another plans to invest in a family hotel with three rooms. RDP funds will...

01.08.12 | News

Minister Naydenov has suggested 4 measures which are to support farmers

The minister of Agriculture and Food Dr. Miroslav Naydenov has proposed four measures to support Bulgarian farmers after the rise of raw production. This was announced after the meeting with the Prime Minister Boyko Borisov with representatives of the livestock sector, milk and meat - processors and representatives of large retail chains. The first measure is the Ministry of Agriculture and...

31.07.12 | News

Minister Naydenov: The bread prices will remain the cheapest in the European Union

Pricing of bread will not rise, while the produce is to be the best for the past 20 years in terms of quality while the remaining the cheapest in the European Union. This was stated by the Minister of Agriculture and Food Dr. Miroslav Naydenov after the meeting of the Advisory. "If there is any increase, it will be with mere stotinki and will not affect any social group. Currently we...

27.07.12 | News

SFA approved 75 projects for modernising holdings under the RDP

Over 11 million BGN will be distributed among 75 projects under Measure 121: Modernisation of agricultural holdings. Fifteen of the candidates are organic farmers who will use the subsidies to purchase equipment. They will create several orchards with irrigation systems and fences. The farmers will also grow oil-yielding rose and lavender. One of the candidates will invest in growing organic...

26.07.12 | News

Management Committee approves advance of CAP direct payments in all Member States

The Direct Payments Management Committee in its meeting yesterday backed a proposal by the European Commission to permit Member States to advance 50% of the CAP Direct Payments for 2012 aid applications earlier than usual, in order to address liquidity problems which farmers face due to exceptional conditions caused by the ongoing financial crisis and unfavourable climatic conditions. The...

24.07.12 | News

Minister Naydenov called for a national consensus on the priorities in agriculture

It is necessary that a national consensus on the priorities in agriculture is achieved in a wide debate beyond the format of executive power and parliament only. This was made clear by the Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture and Foods Dr. Miroslav Naydenov at the Council meeting for regional development and national infrastructure at the President Rosen Plevneliev. The theme of the Council was...
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