News CAP

European Parliament vote falls short of real CAP reform

Mon, 18/03/2013 - 15:11

On 13 March the European Parliament voted on the two of this year’s key policy issues; the EU Budget for the next seven years and the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), which eats up 40% of it. Although Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) showed courage by rejecting the European Council’s deal on the budget, it seems that they lost their guts when it was time to vote for a real reform of the CAP.

Europe and Central Asia

300 million farmland birds lost since 1980 - How many more must we lose before changing course on the CAP?

Tue, 17/07/2012 - 11:29

The latest scientific data brought together by BirdLife International and the European Bird Census Council show that common farmland birds continue to decline in the EU: 300 million farmland birds have been lost since 1980.

Europe and Central Asia

Europe’s financial and wildlife crises demand better value for money from CAP

Fri, 08/06/2012 - 08:38

BirdLife Partners from across Europe have launched a common declaration calling for a greater proportion of the Common Agricultural Policy’s budget to be spent on measures which deliver benefits to society and which will ensure the sustainability of European farming.

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Want a fair and ecological agricultural policy for the EU? Add your signature!

Tue, 15/05/2012 - 19:43

With only a few weeks left to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), and with the ongoing reform of the European Common Agricultural Policy, several youth networks from across the EU have launched a joint initiative to mobilize citizens in support of a fair and ecological agricultural reform.

Europe and Central Asia

Wildlife friendly farmers take their fight to Brussels

Fri, 13/04/2012 - 08:45

On Monday 19 March, a group of farmers from across Europe travelled to Brussels to call for greater support for wildlife conservation in the European countryside through Rural Development measures.

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Environmental NGOs call for EU budget shift from perverse subsidies to investments in ecosystems and green economy

Wed, 13/04/2011 - 18:31

Environmental NGOs, including BirdLife Europe, were highlighted in a public hearing at the European Parliament on the environmental impacts of the EU Budget.

Europe and Central Asia

NABU supports demonstrations against the current Common Agricultural Policy

Mon, 28/02/2011 - 15:24

BirdLife’s German Partner NABU has begun to campaign against the current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), pressing for biodiversity conservation to be properly prioritised.

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