COPA-COGECA SERIOUSLY REGRETS EU COMMISSION MOVE TO WITHDRAW NEW MEASURE TO BAN REFILLABLE BOTTLES OF OLIVE OIL DUE TO POLITICAL PRESSURE
Copa-Cogeca welcomes EU management committee vote on new clearer EU labeling rules for olive oil and urges EU Commission to adopt them as soon as possible
Copa-Cogeca urged the EU Commission in Brussels today to adopt and implement as soon as possible new clearer EU labelling rules for olive oil after the vote in the EU Management Committee. This wil...
FAO's first forecast for world crop prospects and food situation. For the analytical report please see attached file.
Analysis by the Advisory Group on sheep and goat for the market situation till May 2013. For more information please see the analytical attached file.
These prospects for the olive oil sector until 2020 have been established on the basis of a detailed statistical analysis that takes into account the main historical trends and the foreseeable evolution of the sector over the next years. So, they are not based on a full-fledged modelling approach linking produced, consumed and traded volumes to an equilibrium price in the EU and on the world markets. Projections are determined for three EU Member States separately (Spain, Italy and Greece).
The European Commission is working intensively to reach an agreement between EU institutions on the reform of the CAP which will permit the reformed CAP to enter into force on 1st of January 2014. With the pursued objective of reaching an agreement between the Institutions on the MFF and a political agreement on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform before the summer 2013, the legal bases for the reformed CAP are foreseen to enter into force on 1st of January 2014. However, transitional rules are needed to define technical arrangements which will permit a smooth adaptation to the new conditions, while at the same time ensuring continuity of the different forms of support under the CAP. For the whole text please see attached file.
Irish Minister of Agriculture to use Dublin informal meeting of EU Ministers to explore the potential for interinstitutional agreement on key CAP reform issues
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, will chair the informal meeting of EU Agriculture Ministers which takes place in Dublin on Monday and Tuesday next, 27 and 28 May. As well as bringing Member States up to date on the progress of the CAP reform trilogues with the European Parliament and the Commission, the Minister will depart from the normal format of this meeting by involving the European Parliament directly in an informal discussion which he hopes will assist the process of reaching political agreement on a number of outstanding political issues in the CAP reform package.
by Jerzy Plewa, Deputy Director, General Directorate General Agriculture and Rural Development European Commission. Conference on local agriculture and short food supply chains.