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Favourable prospects for EU agricultural sectors

Favourable prospects for EU agricultural sectors

Published on Apr 28th, 2021
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The European Commission’s first 2021 edition of the short-term outlook for EU agricultural markets concludes that the EU agricultural sector showed resilience throughout the Covid-19 crisis. The sector did relatively well thanks to increased retail sales and home consumption. In addition, prospects are favourable with a dynamic global demand and the reopening of food services (restaurants, bars, cafés) expected once the vaccination campaign is sufficiently advanced.

European Green Deal: Commission presents actions to boost organic production

European Green Deal: Commission presents actions to boost organic production

Published on Mar 31st, 2021
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Last week, the Commission presented an Action Plan for the development of organic production. Its overall aim is to boost the production and consumption of organic products, to reach 25% of agricultural land under organic farming by 2030, as well as to increase organic aquaculture significantly.

European Commission to review regulation of geographical indications 

European Commission to review regulation of geographical indications 

Published on Feb 16th, 2021

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the upcoming revision of the EU’s geographical indications legislation, which was announced as part of the EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy. The European Commission aims to strengthen the legislative framework of geographical indication schemes and improve the schemes’ contribution to sustainable production. Interested stakeholders have until April 9, 2021 to respond to the consultation.

European Commission publishes roadmap for new Food Information to Consumers Regulation

European Commission publishes roadmap for new Food Information to Consumers Regulation

Published on Jan 26th, 2021

 

On December 23, 2020, the European Commission published a roadmap outlining its intention to revise the Food Information to Consumers Regulation. The revision will tackle front of pack nutrition labelling, nutrient profiles, origin labelling and date marking. Stakeholders can comment on the roadmap until February 3, 2021.

How will Brexit affect Italy’s fresh produce?

How will Brexit affect Italy’s fresh produce?

Published on Dec 15th, 2020

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Italy’s fresh produce sector is following with great interest the negotiations underway to seal a trade deal between the EU and the UK. Last week, an online conference titled “Great Britain outside the European Union: What changes for fruit and vegetable operators from 1 January 2021", organised by Cso Italy, Fruitimprese and Dcs Tramaco, over 120 people took part.

EU imposes retaliatory tariffs on US imports

EU Commission sets out 2021 Work Programme to support European recovery including Green New Deal

EU Commission sets out 2021 Work Programme to support European recovery including Green New Deal

Published on Oct 27th, 2020

 

On October 20, 2020 the European Commission adopted its 2021Work Programme, which sets out the actions the Commission aims to take in 2021. The Work Programme lists policy objectives and new legislative proposals based on the six headline ambitions of President von der Leyen:

  • A European Green Deal

  • A Europe fit for the digital age

  • An economy that works for people

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