News from Belgium

22-07-2013 01:20 AM
Monsanto pulls out of EU
Biotech giant Monsanto has formally announced it will no longer be pursuing approval for the production of new biotechnology crops in Europe. The E...
25-06-2013 09:29 AM
EU to save billions of euros in farm subsidies cut
The European Union is set to save billions of euros over the next seven years by slashing large farm subsidy payments by nearly half. After represe...
18-03-2013 09:16 AM
EU ministers in crunch talks on changes to farm payments
The most vital negotiations for years on the future of EU payments for farmers begin this morning in Brussels with member states going head to head on...
14-03-2013 08:04 AM
After landmark CAP vote, the hard work begins
MEPs exercised their power to shape agricultural policy for the first time on Wednesday (13 March), voting to adopt a controversial package of legisla...
27-11-2012 09:25 AM
Dairy farmers’ protest in milk
Thousands of dairy farmers protested over low prices yesterday, choking traffic into Brussels with hundreds of tractors and spraying EU headquarters a...
22-11-2012 08:54 AM
Farmers locked in food production vs. pollution trade-off
Agriculture remains a major threat to water quality in Europe, according to the latest report by the European Union’s environmental agency. But farmer...
20-11-2012 07:17 AM
Green farming agenda faces EU budget axe
Some EU national governments and lawmakers are pushing to weaken proposals intended to create natural defences against pesticides and fertilisers in c...
19-11-2012 08:03 AM
EU budget summit faces collapse
The European Union looks set for fresh trouble this week as an extraordinary summit called to agree a long-term trillion-euro budget heads for an ugly...
12-10-2012 08:41 AM
MEPs reject eight-hour journey limit
The European Parliament’s agricultural committee has rejected calls for an eight-hour journey time limit for animals destined for slaughter. In con...
13-07-2012 07:12 AM
After July battery eggs will be destroyed
Belgium’s Federal Animal Welfare Authority has informed the Farmer’s Association that the transition period for switching from battery cages to enrich...
29-03-2012 09:03 AM
Sheep tagging at top of agenda in Brussels
George Lyon, MEP, is leading a delegation today from the National Sheep Association (NSA) Scotland and NFU Scotland to a meeting with senior officials...