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Common Agricultural Policy: European Commission Report on implementation of ecological focus area obligation under direct payment scheme
The European Commission, on 29 March 2017, adopted a Report on the implementation of the ecological focus area obligation under the direct payment scheme.
Statistics on pesticides: European Commission adopts first Report on implementation of Regulation (EC) 1185/2009
On 3 March 2017, the European Commission adopted its first Report on the implementation of Regulation (EC) 1185/2009 concerning statistics on pesticides.
ECHA maintains glyphosate classification
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has agreed to maintain the current harmonised classification of glyphosate.
Official controls: European Parliament formally adopts Regulation at second reading
On 15 March 2017, the European Parliament plenary session formally adopted, at early second reading, the draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on official controls and other o ...
Trade agreements: European Commission publishes study on the impact of EU Trade Agreements on the EU agricultural sector
On 27 February 2017, the European Commission published a study on the impact of EU agriculture and agricultural trade of EU concluded Bilateral Trade Agreements. Trade agreements with three countries, ...
Pesticides of biological origin: European Parliament calls for fast-track evaluation, authorisation and registration of low-risk pesticides
On 15 February 2017, the European Parliament adopted a non-legislative Resolution on low-risk pesticides of biological origin.
Pesticides: European Commission Regulation on statistics published in Official Journal
On 17 February 2017, European Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/269 of 16 February 2017 amending Regulation (EC) 1185/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning statistics on pesticid ...
European Commission launches public consultation on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on modernizing and simplifying the common agricultural policy.
Animal welfare: European Commission Decision setting up new Platform published in Official Journal
On 31 January 2017, a European Commission Decision of 24 January 2017 establishing the Commission Expert Group "Platform on Animal Welfare" was published in the Official Journal.
European Citizens' Initiative: "Ban Glyphosate" Initiative registered
On 10 January 2017, the European Commission decided to register a European Citizens' Initiative (ECI), "Ban Glyphosate".
European Commission publishes draft Delegated Regulation amending the calculation of greening payment reductions
The European Commission has published a draft Delegated Regulation amending the rules for the greening payment reduction in the Horizontal Delegated Regulation (EU 640/2014).
European Commission adopts sixth report on the implementation of National Apiculture Programmes
On 7 December 2016, the European Commission adopted its sixth Report on the implementation of measures regarding the apiculture sector of Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007, as repealed by Regulatio ...
GMOs: European Commission publishes experience of member states with Directive 2009/41/EC on the contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms
On 20 December 2016, the European Commission adopted a Staff Working Document on member states experience with Directive 2009/41/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 on the c ...
Organic products: European Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/2259 published in Official Journal
On 16 December 2016, European Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/2259 of 15 December 2016 amending Regulation (EC) 1235/2008 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from ...
Official controls: Council adopts first reading position on proposal
On 19 December 2016, the Environment Council adopted its first reading position on the European Commission proposal for a Regulation on official controls and other official activities performed to ens ...
Plant protection products and pesticides residues: European Commission publishes Roadmap on REFIT evaluation of EU legislation
The European Commission, on 17 November 2016, published an Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap on the REFIT evaluation of the EU legislation on plant protection products and pesticides residues.
Plant health: Regulation on protective measures against pests of plants published in Official Journal
Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament of the Council of 26 October 2016 on protective measures against pests of plants, amending Regulations (EU) 228/2013, (EU) 652/2014 and (EU) 1143/2 ...
Common Market Organisation in milk: European Commission publishes second Report on development of dairy market situation and operation of the "Milk Package"
On 24 November 2016, the European Commission published its second Report on the development of the dairy market situation and the operation of the "Milk Package" provisions.
Agricultural markets: Council welcomes Report of the Agricultural Markets Task Force on enhancing the position of farmers in the supply chain
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council, on 15 November 2016, discussed a Report of the Agricultural Markets Task Force.
European Commission consults on policy options to set minimum quality requirements on reuse of waste water in the EU
The European Commission published a consultation on policy options to set minimum quality requirements for reuse of waste water in the EU, on 28 October 2016.
Plant health: European Parliament formally adopts Regulation on protective measures against pests of plants
On 26 October 2016, the European Parliament formally adopted a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on protective measures against pests of plants.
Common Agricultural Policy: European Commission adopts proposal for Council Regulation amending Regulation (EU) 1370/2013 following ECJ judgment
On 6 October 2016, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EU) 1370/2013 determining measures on fixing certain aids and refunds related to the common ...
GMOs: European Parliament objects to authorisation of five genetically modified products
On 6 October 2016, the European Parliament adopted five non-legislative Resolutions objecting to the European Commission's proposals for Implementing Decisions concerning authorisations for placing fi ...
Agricultural and forestry vehicles: European Commission Implementing Regulation amending administrative requirements for approval and market surveillance published in Official Journal
On 13 October 2016, European Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1789 of 7 September 2016 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/504 with regard to the administrative requirements for the ...
European Ombudsman concludes inquiry into complaint about CAP regulations
The European Ombudsman has concluded her inquiry into a complaint brought by the Farmers' Union of Wales (FUW) about Implementing Regulation 809/2014 and Delegated Regulation 640/2014 relating to Basi ...
Related legislation trackers
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- Restricting or prohibiting use of genetically modified food and feed: legislation tracker
Key ongoing EU legislative initiatives
A practice note presenting a selection of key ongoing EU legislative initiatives in this topic area that are currently going through the legislative procedure.