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News Archives - Page 3 of 19 - Laurentiu Rebega

World Food Day

October 16th, 2018|

World Food Day is celebrated annually on October 16. This date was chosen because it marks the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) on October 16, 1945. The goal of the FAO is to eradicate global hunger and improve nutrition. This day is [...]

An important week for the future Common Agricultural Policy

October 15th, 2018|

This week, the Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) Committee’s rapporteurs responsible for the CAP reform after 2020 have to submit, by 19 October, a number of amendments to the European Commission's proposals. These will be a first step in shaping the European Parliament's position on the CAP reform proposal. Therefore, Mr. Éric Andrieu (S & [...]

REPORT: New competition rules for the agro-food chain in the CAP after 2020?

October 12th, 2018|

At the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development meeting on October 8, 2018, the "New rules on competition for the agro-food chain in the CAP after 2020" report was presented. This report provides an overview of the European competition rules within the Common Market Organization (CMO) following the adoption of the 2017 Omnibus Regulation. The [...]

The water reuse efforts have begun

October 10th, 2018|

On October 9, 2018, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) debated the report on minimum requirements for water reuse. Unfortunately, neither the European Union nor the world in general has infinite water resources. However, I will not insist on the importance of water for sustaining life and agriculture. Nevertheless, we have come to [...]

The AGRI Committee will debate the future of water reuse

October 8th, 2018|

On October 9, 2018, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) will debate the proposal for a regulation on minimum requirements for water reuse. The European Commission's proposal was born out of the need to address the issue of water scarcity, drought, climate change, pollution, etc. Thus, the proposal encourages water reuse provided that [...]

Positive trend towards adopting the proposal against unfair trading practices by the end of the year

October 8th, 2018|

At the meeting of the Special Committee on Agriculture (SCA) in October 2018, the members of the SCA agreed on the Commission proposal on Unfair Trading Practices (UTP) between farmers and their trading partners in the agri-food sector. Even if a large number of delegations have expressed doubts about the scope of the legislation, the [...]

Towards a Union with uniform rules against unfair trading practices in the food supply chain

October 4th, 2018|

The report on unfair trading practices in the food supply chain was adopted by the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (AGRI) on the 1st of October 2018 in Strasbourg with 38 votes in favor. These practices are represented by unjust actions taken by some operators in the food supply chain against others. They include last [...]

Meeting with the Lithuanian Deputy Minister for Agriculture

October 2nd, 2018|

Today, October 2, 2018, I had a fruitful meeting with the Lithuanian Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Venantas GRICIŪNAS. Our discussions focused on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the development of rural areas. We insisted in particular on the differences between the surface subsidies offered to Member States. Both farmers in Romania [...]

Steps towards the Presidency of the Council

October 1st, 2018|

The Romanian Minister for Agriculture, along with a delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, took part in a working visit to Croatia between  26- 28 of September. The discussions with the Croatian counterpart focused on the importance of simplifying the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the budget allocated to the CAP, and [...]

Hungary Is the New “Black Sheep” of the European Union

September 19th, 2018|

At the last plenary session of the European Parliament, a resolution to suspend Hungary’s voting rights in the European Council was passed. Why? The official motivation is that in Orban’s Hungary, the rule of law is allegedly under threat, and the Budapest government does not respect “European values, democracy, and human rights”. Nothing could be [...]

EU MEP Larentiu Rebega: Future President of European Commission Should be Conservative From Eastern State to Restore Balance

September 6th, 2018|

The big problem of the European Union is that it cannot make up its mind regarding WHAT it wants to be: a supranational state (federative or confederative) or a simple organization interested in cooperation. Ask any three people and you get five opinions.That institutional paradox will lead to its demise. Present day European institutions are [...]

The Black Sea File: Battle in a Long-Lasting Energy War

August 15th, 2018|

Much has been made lately, both in Romania and in other EU member states, about the natural gas reserves in the Black Sea continental shelf belonging to Romania’s exclusive economic zone. The information about these reserves is not new, their existence has been known of since the late 1980s. The recent exploration of some Western [...]

All Is Not Quiet on the Eastern Front

August 8th, 2018|

For about two years now, Europe – by which I refer to the mainstream side of the public opinion – watches with dismay how polls indicate a shift in political preferences towards conservatism and even far right political movements. In the West, where political elites have been well established for a very long time, this [...]

Mai ușor cu Fondul Suveran de Dezvoltare și Investiții!

July 18th, 2018|

Mai ușor cu Fondul Suveran de Dezvoltare și Investiții! Curtea Constituțională din România a admis sesizările depuse de președintele României și de partidele de opoziție la legea privind înființarea Fondului Suveran de Dezvoltare și Investiții. Mai întâi, vreau să subliniez că o hotărâre a Curții trebuie respectată. Întrebarea este de ce o asemenea inițiativă importantă [...]

The war of ideas, not of men

July 2nd, 2018|

“French butchers warn about vegan violence” said the title of an article I read a few days ago. It seems absurd, but it is real and it is a very serious problem. French butchers addressed a letter to the French Minister of Interior to ask for protection against vegan activists who threaten them and vandalize [...]

A future without dual quality products in the EU

May 17th, 2018|

Yesterday, 16 May 2018, the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee of the European Parliament, voted the draft opinion regarding the dual quality of products in the single market. The report refers to the fact that tests performed in several member states have shown that, under the same label, companies sell products of different qualities at [...]

Să nu facem din PAC țapul ispășitor pentru politicile greșite ale UE!

May 4th, 2018|

În cazul în care bugetul UE 2021-2027 va fi adoptat în forma propusă, suma totală va fi de 1.279 miliarde de euro. Față de bugetul precedent, vor fi alocați mai mulți bani pentru migranți, securitate, Erasmus și mai puțini (cu 5%) la bugetul PAC, adică circa 20 de miliarde de euro în șapte ani. De [...]

Bugetul Uniunii Europene după 2021: o posibilă tragedie pentru viitorul agriculturii!

May 2nd, 2018|

Comunicat de presă   Astăzi, 2 mai 2018, în cadrul Ședinței Plenare de la Bruxelles, reprezentanții Comisiei Europene au prezentat planul pentru următorul Cadru Financiar Multianual (CFM) din  perioada 2021-2027. Pentru agricultură, ca de obicei, finanțarea s-a redus. În acest moment, din resursele CFM sunt alocate 38 de procente către Politica Agricolă Comună. Planul Comisiei [...]