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Farming flaws: why 2015 was another poor year for...

Mon, 14/12/2015
Greening implementation, policy simplification and farmer protests prove the system is broken.

European Parliament vote falls short of real CAP...

Mon, 18/03/2013
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.

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

Mon, 16/07/2012
On July 13, the European Commission organised an important conference on the future of Europe’s farming. Environmental and farming groups invited to present their recommendations asked the policy makers to make this July 13 a lucky day for the Common Agricultural Policy.

A green reform of the CAP is needed now!

Fri, 13/04/2012
BirdLife Europe, in collaboration with the EEB (European Environmental Bureau), launched a video giving a series of indisputable arguments to green the CAP.

Urgent message from Denmark: "CAP must...

Wed, 07/03/2012
BirdLife Europe and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) have launched a video highlighting the many problems facing the European agricultural ecosystem.

Environment Commissioners win a round for...

Thu, 06/10/2011
The European Commission has made a timid step forward towards honoring its commitment to integrate biodiversity in its legislative proposal on the Cohesion Policy, one of the two main components of the EU Budget.

European Court of Auditors puts high quality agri...

Tue, 20/09/2011
European Courts of Auditors report highlights importance of agri environment schemes as the European Commission proposals for Common Agriculture policy reform are about to be announced.

CAP to keep pumping cash into EU’s most...

Mon, 19/09/2011
Environmental NGOs and farmers have condemned leaked plans to greenwash the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Farmland birds in Europe fall to lowest levels

Thu, 25/08/2011
Farmland bird populations across Europe are at their lowest levels since records began, new figures reveal.

EU promises a greener future, but budget stays...

Thu, 30/06/2011
BirdLife Europe expresses disappointment with the European Commission’s proposal for Europe’s financial commitment after 2013. BirdLife now calls on Member States and the European Parliament to uphold on their environmental commitments and ensure that the EU will gear the next EU Budget towards a green economy.

EP calls for strong second pillar as part of...

Thu, 23/06/2011
Wednesday 23 June, the EP voted the Dess report on ‘The CAP towards 2020; Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future’. Read the reaction of BirdLife Europe on the European Parliament Dess report.

New EU Biodiversity Strategy adopted

Wed, 18/05/2011
The European Commission has revealed its long awaited EU Biodiversity strategy, which sets out a blueprint for achieving the EU’s renewed biodiversity target.

The EU must reform fisheries and farm policies if...

Tue, 03/05/2011
BirdLife welcomes the new EU Biodiversity strategy to reverse the decline of biodiversity and ecosystems by 2020.

BirdLife Europe highlights its hopes for the...

Tue, 25/01/2011
With the bi-annual release of Greening Europe, Birdlife Europe publishes its EU policy priorities for the Hungarian Presidency of the EU.