Council Of The European Union

7% cap on conventional biofuels is ‘not ambitious enough’

7% cap on conventional biofuels is ‘not ambitious enough’

By Lynda Searby

The agreement reached by the Energy Council last week to place a 7% cap on using food crops for biofuels is not ambitious enough and does not place enough emphasis on the ‘food first’ approach, says food industry association FoodDrinkEurope.

'Ignorant' EU Council blocks vital dairy reforms, EMB

'Ignorant' EU Council blocks vital dairy reforms, EMB

By Ben Bouckley

An ‘irresponsible and ignorant’ EU Council is ignoring the plight of milk producers by watering-down proposed measures aimed at ensuring their contracts with dairies reflect production costs, according to the European Milk Board (EMB).

EU grasps organics

EU grasps organics

Organic foods in Europe is the focus of an upcoming hearing
organised by the European Commission with the ultimate aim to
formulate an action plan to boost the sector.

Ministers debate CAP

Ministers debate CAP

Meeting in Brussels this week under the umbrella of the Agriculture
Council, European agriculture ministers hammered out the latest
issues affecting agriculture in Europe. Food safety and CAP reform
headlined the event.

Beef "tangos" to Europe

Beef "tangos" to Europe

Following a meeting with Argentina's agriculture minister Miguel
Angel Paulón in Barcelona, Franz Fischler, EU Commissioner for
Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries announced that he
intends to propose a special autonomous...

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