Acordul de Parteneriat Economic UE-Japonia

December 13th, 2018|

La sesiunea plenară de săptămâna aceasta a Parlamentului European, ultima din 2018, a fost dezbătută rezoluția privind Acordul de Parteneriat Economic dintre Uniunea Europeană și Japonia. Aceasta a fost adoptată ieri, 12 decembrie 2018, de Parlamentul European cu 474 de voturi în favoare, 152 de voturi împotrivă și 40 de abțineri. Acordul de Parteneriat Economic [...]

Previziunile Comisiei pentru piața și veniturile agricole în UE în perioada 2018-2030

December 11th, 2018|

La sfârșitul săptămânii trecute, Direcția Generală pentru Agricultură și Dezvoltare Rurală (DG AGRI) a Comisiei Europene a prezentat, în cadrul unei conferințe, un raport de peste 100 de pagini care cuprinde previziuni vizavi de viitorul pieței agricole și veniturilor provenite din agricultură în Uniunea Europeană în următorii 12 ani. Materialul face referire la culturile arabile [...]

Sinteza Săptămânii 3-7 decembrie

December 10th, 2018|

Parlamentul European și-a desfășurat activitatea de săptămâna aceasta la Bruxelles, unde au avut loc întruniri ale comisiilor de specialitate. Luni, 3 decembrie 2018, la întrunirea Comisiei pentru Agricultură și Dezvoltare Rurală (AGRI), a fost supus la vot raportul privind cerințele minime pentru utilizarea apei recuperate, pe care am fost raportor din umbră. Raportul a fost [...]

The report on water reuse was adopted by the AGRI Committee

December 4th, 2018|

On December 3, 2018, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) voted in favor of the draft opinion on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum requirements for water reuse, on which I am a shadow rapporteurs. The report was significantly improved following the technical and [...]

Romania and the use of reclaimed water for irrigations

November 23rd, 2018|

The AGRI draft opinion on minimum requirements for water reuse for irrigations, on which I am a shadow rapporteur, is considering reducing the water scarcity caused by climate change in some Member States and is in line with the circular economy principles. The main problem in Romania is that the current government does not seem [...]

Outcomes of the AGRI Committee extraordinary meeting in November

November 13th, 2018|

The extraordinary meeting of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) took place in Strasbourg on Monday, 12 November 2018,. Five reports were originally put to the vote, including Common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund Plus, the Cohesion Fund, and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and financial [...]

The position of farmers must be strengthened!

November 6th, 2018|

Monday, 6 November 2018, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) held a public debate on cooperation models to strengthen the position of farmers in the food supply chain. The debate focused particularly on the dairy sector and followed up on the Report on Unfair Practices in the Food Supply Chain, which was adopted [...]

What to expect from the prices and agricultural production in the coming period

November 5th, 2018|

The European Commission produced a report on the future of the agricultural sector in the European Union in coming period. This report begins by analyzing the events and phenomena that marked the agricultural sector this year and whose effects will be felt in 2019. In conclusion, the Commission informs that:  The summer drought covered the [...]

Green light to the inter-institutional negotiations on the report regarding unfair commercial practices between businesses in the food supply chain

October 26th, 2018|

I am pleased that the European Parliament has been given the mandate to enter the inter-institutional negotiations on the report regarding unfair business practices between businesses within the food supply chain. Yesterday, 25 October 2018, with 428 votes in favor, 170 against and 17 abstentions, the European Parliament obtained the agreement to start the negotiations [...]

Theoretically optional, basically mandatory ?!

October 22nd, 2018|

In the European Union, cross-border regions account for about 40% of the territory and host almost one-third of its 512 million citizens. At the same time, border regions in Europe generally have lower economic performance, higher unemployment rates, and a relatively underdeveloped infrastructure compared to the more central regions in the Member States. It is [...]

Conclusions of the AGRIFISH Council, October 15

October 17th, 2018|

On October 15, 2018, the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) met under the Austrian Presidency. During the public hearing, the Agriculture Ministers of the Member States, together with the Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, discussed about the developments on the strategic plans. Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has reinforced his support for a simplified and flexible CAP. [...]

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 [...]