Archive | June, 2011

Commission multiannual budget plan protects the CAP budget

Commission proposals are a stunning victory for Commissioner Ciolos and farmers in seeking to hold on to the CAP budget

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Further risk management toolkit for EU agriculture not warranted

New report by Stefan Tangermann rejects arguments for additional publicly-funded risk management tools as part of the new CAP

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What has been happening to the numbers undernourished during the food crisis?

New estimates suggest a substantial fall in the numbers undernourished in recent years despite the food crisis.

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European Parliament displays little courage in its report on the future EU budget

The European Parliament’s opening shot in the EU’s multi-annual budget negotiations inspires little confidence that it is a credible budget partner.

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Paying for the EHEC food safety crisis

Calls to compensate vegetable growers for losses due to the EHEC food scare raise the question who should finance the costs of food crises

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