News CAP reform

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.

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

Mon, 16/07/2012 - 19:17

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.

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.

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Urgent message from Denmark: "CAP must support sustainable farming"

Wed, 07/03/2012 - 08:18

BirdLife Europe and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) have launched a video highlighting the many problems facing the European agricultural ecosystem.

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Environment Commissioners win a round for biodiversity on Cohesion policy, but harder CAP fight is still in balance

Thu, 06/10/2011 - 14:01

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.

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European Court of Auditors puts high quality agri environment in the spotlight, as Commission mulls backtracking on drive for a greener CAP

Tue, 20/09/2011 - 07:36

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.

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

Environmental NGOs and farmers have condemned leaked plans to greenwash the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

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Farmland birds in Europe fall to lowest levels

Thu, 25/08/2011 - 13:14

Farmland bird populations across Europe are at their lowest levels since records began, new figures reveal.

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EU promises a greener future, but budget stays grey

Thu, 30/06/2011 - 09:30

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.

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EP calls for strong second pillar as part of bigger ask for the overall continuation of agricultural subsidies regardless of their environmental delivery.

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 14:29

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.

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New EU Biodiversity Strategy adopted

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 13:38

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

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

Tue, 03/05/2011 - 12:49

BirdLife welcomes the new EU Biodiversity strategy to reverse the decline of biodiversity and ecosystems by 2020.

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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 Hungarian Presidency of the EU.

Europe and Central Asia Hungary Advocating for sustainable agriculture