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Saturday, 15 December 2018

The Fisheries Committee in the European Parliament approved a proposal by Swedish MEP Isabella Lövin to increase the budget for marine research in West Africa with €2m. The idea is that the money can be used to sponsor a research vessel that can provide reliable stock assessments. The EU has fisheries agreements with several countries in West Africa, but there is often insufficient information to determine the “surplus  stock” which the European vessels can access.

Tuesday, 06 September 2011

The next Brussels Development Briefing will be held on the 14 September 2011 and will be organised in partnership with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency. We will discuss the main challenges involved in rural transformation processes by sharing different perspectives on rural transformation processes across continents. We will then focus on rural employment and rural labour markets needed to create growth and economic development.

European Parliament
-8 September: Committee Meetings in the European Parliament
Council of Ministers
-5/6 September: Transport Council (informal)
-11 September: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (informal)
-7 September: Coreper I
-8 September: Coreper II
European Commission
-7 September: New communication on external energy policy
-8 September: Weekly meeting of the college
Polish Presidency
-8 September: Conference: Food and nutrition in the 21st century

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Friday, 02 September 2011

According to directive 91/414/EEC, all phytopharmaceutical products that are used in the European Union have to be examined. The examination period started in 1993 and will elapse at the end of 2012. This examination process has allowed the Commission to establish a new list of approved active substances (which can be found in the annex of the directive 91/414/EEC). The member states may only authorise phytopharmaceutical products whose substances are mentioned in the list.

Thursday, 01 September 2011

A group of former Soviet Bloc countires have called on the European Commission to act without discrimination towards new member states in its upcoming review of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). In a joint declaration, agriculture ministers from the Visegrad Four countries (The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia), together with Bulgaria, Romania and Slovenia, called on the European Commission to implement the upcoming reform of the CAP fairly, and without discrimination towards new member states.

The European Commission today adopted a proposal that will, when implemented, further enhance food safety and better safeguard animal health in the EU. In particular, the Commission proposal provides the legal framework for the introduction, for the first time and on a voluntary basis, of an electronic identification system (EID) for bovine animals. Bovine EID is already used in several EU Member States on a private basis mainly for farm management purposes.

As World Water Week got under way last week, EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs reaffirmed the EU's commitment to meeting the Millennium Development Goal pledge of halving the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

The next Brussels Development Briefing will be held on the 14 September 2011 and will be organised in partnership with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency. We will discuss the main challenges involved in rural transformation processes by sharing different perspectives on rural transformation processes across continents. We will then focus on rural employment and rural labour markets needed to create growth and economic development.

Friday, 26 August 2011

After 5 days of intense, inspired and constructive exchange, Nyeleni Europe 2011, the European Forum for Food Sovereignty, closed yesterday. The Forum adopted the first European Declaration on Food Sovereignty. Over 400 delegates from European countries committed to strengthening their collective capacity to reclaiming community control over food system, to resisting the agro-industrial system and to expanding and consolidating a strong European movement for Food Sovereignty.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

The next Brussels Development Briefing will be held on the 14 September 2011 and will be organised in partnership with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency. We will discuss the main challenges involved in rural transformation processes by sharing different perspectives on rural transformation processes across continents.