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Commission publishes 2009 Agricultural Financial Reports

24/09/2010

In September of each year, the European Commission draws up a financial report on the administration of the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) during the previous financial year

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Commissioner Dacian Cioloş with three of his predecessors:  Ray Mac Sharry (1989-1993), Mariann Fischer Boel (2004-2009), Frans Andriessen (1985-1989)
Dacian Cioloş meets former EU Agriculture Commissioners

24/09/2010

EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Cioloș took a journey back into the history and traditions of the EU's Common Agriculture Policy today in a meeting with three of his predecessors in the job.  

While he enjoyed a close working relationship with his immediate predecessor Mariann Fischer Boel and witnessed her at work, the Commissioner had an equally interesting talk with Frans Andriessen (Commissioner from 1985-1989) and Ray Mac Sharry (1989-1993) whose 1992 reform is seen as one of the key turning points in modernising the Common Agriculture Policy.

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Commission proposes to ban the addition of sugar to fruit juices

23/09/2010

The Commission has adopted a proposal to amend the Fruit Juice Directive, including a move to ban the addition of sugar to fruit juices

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Ten Member States allowed to advance direct payments to farmers

23/09/2010

The Management Committee for Direct Payments backed unanimously Commission proposals to allow 10 Member States to pay to farmers up to 50% of direct payments for 2010 from 16 October onwards instead of from 1 December 2010.

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Communicating Agricultural Policy: € 3.25 million available for information projects

23/09/2010

The European Commission has launched a call for proposal for information measures related to the Common Agricultural Policy.

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"Il faut mettre à fin l'hyperspéculation sur les produits agricoles" français (fr)

20/09/2010

Audition publique sur la révision de la directive concernant les marchés d’instruments financiers - MiFID -, Bruxelles

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Commissioner Cioloş: "We have to put an end to the hyper-speculation with agricultural products"
Commissioner Cioloş: "We have to put an end to the hyper-speculation with agricultural products"

20/09/2010

Participating at the public hearing on the review of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), Commissioner Dacian Cioloş expressed his concern about the impact on agriculture  of excessive speculation on financial markets.

"We have to take measures against the extreme volatility of prices of agricultural products", stated the Commissioner, underlining that speculation should not put in danger farms otherwise perfectly viable in normal times.

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Commission adopts amended proposal for the food programme for the most deprived persons in the European Union

17/09/2010

The European Commission today adopted an amended proposal to improve the current food distribution programme for the most deprived persons in the European Union. It builds on a 2008 proposal allowing the scheme to use market purchases on a permanent basis, to complement available intervention stocks.

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Increase in the EU support for the beekeeping sector

14/09/2010

The Commission today approved the national programmes of the 27 Member States to improve the production and marketing of apiculture products for the period 2011-2013.

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