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European Parliament vote falls short of real CAP reform

Mon, 18/03/2013 - 15:11

On 13 March the European Parliament voted on 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 ...

Europe and Central Asia

Friday 13th: Lucky or unlucky day for CAP reform?

Mon, 16/07/2012 - 19:17

Environmental and farming groups call for greener and fairer farmingOn July 13, the European Commission organised an important conference on the future of Europe’s farming. Environmental and...

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

A green reform of the CAP is needed now!

Fri, 13/04/2012 - 09:39

BirdLife Europe, in collaboration with the EEB (European Environmental Bureau), launched a video giving a series of indisputable arguments to green the CAP. The short film entitled ‘Why we need a green refo...

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

CAP to keep pumping cash into EU’s most environmentally harmful farms, reveals leaked proposal

Mon, 19/09/2011 - 12:28

At the beginning of September, Environmental NGOs and farmers condemned plans to greenwash the Common ...

Europe and Central Asia Birds in Europe

Farmland birds in Europe fall to lowest levels

Thu, 25/08/2011 - 13:14

The Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme has compiled population figures for 145 common and widespread bird species in 25 European countries between 1980 and 2009. Amongst those species covered, f...

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

EU promises a greener future, but budget stays grey

Thu, 30/06/2011 - 09:30

“Despite a few encouraging steps forward, this uninspiring budget proposal offers more business as usual at a time of deep crisis” said Angelo Caserta, Regional Director of BirdLif...

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

New EU Biodiversity Strategy adopted

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 13:38

The European Commission revealed its long awaited EU Biodiversity strategy, which sets out a blueprint for achieving the EU’s renewed biodiversity target.  BirdLife welcomed the strategy but at the same tim...

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

The EU must reform fisheries and farm policies if it is to save biodiversity

Tue, 03/05/2011 - 12:49

BirdLife Europe welcomed the release of the EU Biodiversity strategy issued on May 3rd, setting out the key actions the EU must  take in ...

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

BirdLife Europe highlights its hopes for the Hungarian EU Presidency

Tue, 25/01/2011 - 13:53

With the bi-annual release of Greening Europe, Birdlife Europe publishes its EU policy priorities for the current Presidency of the EU. Five key focuses ...

Europe and Central Asia Hungary Advocating for sustainable agriculture