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EU parliament committee approves farm subsidy reforms

EU parliament committee approves farm subsidy reforms

The deal signals a substantial shift to funding greening projects

The European Parliament’s agriculture committee has approved a deal to overhaul the European Union’s huge farming subsidies, including new measures aimed at making agriculture greener. The committee approved three pieces of legislation, which from 2023 will govern spending from the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) — a scheme that will spend 387 billion euros from the EU’s 2021-27 budget

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EU parliament committee approves farm subsidy reforms

Brussels | Reuters — The European Parliament’s agriculture committee on Thursday approved a deal to overhaul the European Union’s huge farming subsidies, including new measures aimed at making agriculture greener. The committee approved three pieces of legislation, which from 2023 will govern spending from the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) — a scheme that will


UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrives at the European Council for an EU summit on June 24, 2021.

Success of climate change talks rests on finance, UN chief says

Richer nations need to make meaningful financial contributions to efforts

Reuters – The success of international climate negotiations in November will depend on a breakthrough in financial contributions from rich countries, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on June 24. With less than five months to go until the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, there are increasing tensions around climate finance — money rich countries

EU flags in front of the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels. (Jorisvo/iStock/Getty Images)

EU countries approve deal to overhaul farming subsidies

Subsidies to focus on sustainability, 'eco-schemes'

Brussels | Reuters — European Union countries on Monday gave the green light to reforms of the bloc’s huge farming subsidy program, after a three-year battle over rules to make it greener and support smaller farms. Negotiators representing the EU’s 27 countries and European Parliament struck the deal on Friday to reform the Common Agricultural



EU lawmakers vote for ‘veggie burgers,’ take hard line on dairy labels

Reuters – Restaurants and shops in the European Union should be allowed to label products as “veggie burgers” or “vegan sausages,” the European Parliament said Oct. 23, but called for tighter curbs on labelling of plant-based dairy substitutes. EU lawmakers voted to reject proposals, backed by farmers, to ban plant-based products from using terms such