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EU negotiator signals future relationship negotiations are on course for acrimonious start
Barnier pours scorn on Johnson's spokesman ahead of trade talks
28 February 2020
A sustainable food strategy is key to achieving the goals of the EU’s Green Deal.
This strategy sets out the regulatory and non-regulatory measures needed to create more efficient, climate-smart systems that provide healthy food, while securing a decent living for EU farmers and fishermen.
EC's roadmap on Farm-to-Fork Strategy launched and open for feedback until 16 March
21 February 2020
Parliamentarians support taking biodiversity objectives into account in all EU policies and earmarking a minimum of 10% of the EU’s 2021-2027 long-term budget towards efforts to improve biodiversity.
Parliamentarians further call for ensuring that natural areas make up at least 30% of the EU territory; restoring degraded ecosystems by 2030; and promoting more sustainable agricultural and forestry practices, including binding reduction targets on pesticide use in the EU.
The EU Parliament has also called for increased ambition in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
EC implementing decision on outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain member states
30 January 2020
An EU-level animal welfare labelling scheme that would inform consumers about the welfare of animals during food production was proposed by Germany at yesterday’s AGRIFISH Council meeting.
Germany grasps the nettle: labelling matters
29 January 2020
According to Politico, the European Commission is poised to establish a new animal welfare unit this March as part of a restructuring of its department on Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE).
One small step by the Commission, or one giant leap for animal welfare?
24 January 2020
“The scientific knowledge and non-animal models and tools we now have available enable us to take those decisions responsibly in most cases without any new animal testing,” she said.
EU citizens and industry expect ‘big reduction’ in mandatory animal testing
25 December 2019
Citizens have spoken, the European Parliament has spoken – and now the Council of the European Union has added its voice to the throng calling for a better future for animals in the EU.
Council concludes better legislation for animals is needed
16 December 2019
The European Union is committed to replacing the use of animals in science, and we need young scientists to help us achieve that goal.
Educational resources to introduce students to the 3Rs
5 December 2019
Trade policy dominates the headlines in Brussels and around the world. Increasingly, trade policy is viewed as critical both in its own right and for its influence on labour, equality, migration, environment and climate change mitigation.
Eurogroup for Animals invited to present its work in a high level training on trade
4 November 2019
The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture has launched today the world’s most comprehensive publicly accessible trade database on fisheries and aquaculture products.
EUMOFA releases fisheries international trade data
2 November 2019
In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law.
Protection of lab animals is focus for five countries in Commission's October infringements
9 October 2019
The Environment Committee questioned Frans Timmermans, Dutch candidate for the European Green Deal portfolio, who states he is in favour of better animal welfare.
Timmermans confirmed Vice-President of the Commission in charge of European Green Deal portfolio
8 October 2019