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The budget for research and innovation for agriculture will more than double after 2013 English (en) français (fr)


Research and innovation will be crucial in the coming years to ensure food security while helping farmers to tackle climate change. The agriculture of tomorrow will be a knowledge-based agriculture, stated Dacian Cioloş, European Commissionner for Agriculture and Rural Development, after the adoption by the College of an important research and innovation package, « Horizon 2020 ».

He added : « These decisions confirm that this is a priority of the European Commission ».

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"Towards a more competitive and sustainable agriculture" English (en)


Coldiretti conference, Rome

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The CAP reform: simple answers for complex challenges English (en) français (fr)


After 2013, the Common Agricultural Policy will be simple both for administrations and farmers while being efficient in ensuring food security, a sustainable use of natural resources and a balanced development of all our rural areas, wrote Dacian Cioloş,Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development in a letter to the European ministers of Agriculture and to the Members of the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament. In this document, the Commissioner underlines that the simplification aspects have been taken into account at all stages of the drafting process of the CAP reform proposals, not only streamlining the current instruments available today within the CAP to make its more targeted and more efficient – like cross compliance, management of rural development programmes, control systems etc. – but also the new tools proposed.

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Zusätzliche 17 Mio. EUR EU-Fördermittel für Obst und Gemüse nach EHEC-Krise


Die Europäische Kommission hat heute 14 Programme in elf Mitgliedstaaten zur Förderung des Absatzes von Obst und Gemüse sowohl auf dem Binnenmarkt als auch in Drittländern genehmigt. Der Gesamthaushalt für die dreijährigen Programme beläuft sich auf 34,1 Mio. EUR. 17 Mio. EUR (50 %) werden von der EU beigesteuert. Die Programme sind Teil einer Reihe von Maßnahmen, die die Kommission im Sommer vorgeschlagen hatte, um die schwierige Marktlage, der sich der Sektor infolge der EHEC-Krise ausgesetzt sieht, zu bewältigen.


Commissioner Cioloş' Statement on the Aid for the needy scheme following the Agriculture Council on the 14 of November 2011 English (en) français (fr)


"I am extremely happy that Member States have resolved the problems that were blocking the Aid for the Needy scheme in 2012 and 2013. I have now asked my services to make the necessary changes in order to ensure the continuation of the scheme this winter. As we have shown in recent weeks, the European Commission wants to remain a committed partner for the charities involved in the scheme."

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