News Common Agricultural Policy

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.

Alarm over reports that Barroso is considering...

Wed, 22/06/2011
BirdLife Europe is alarmed by recent reports that Mr. Barroso, the President of the European Commission, is considering scrapping, partially or entirely, the budget of the second pillar (rural development) of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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.

NABU supports demonstrations against the current...

Mon, 28/02/2011
BirdLife’s German Partner NABU has begun to campaign against the current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), pressing for biodiversity conservation to be properly prioritised.

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.