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Minister Taneva: Young farmers will be the focus of support policies and the CAP after 2020

Young farmers are the focus of support policies of the Common Agricultural Policy, they will continue to be the focus in the next programming period. This was announced by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Desislava Taneva at the opening of the second National Forum of Young Farmers at the Agricultural University - Plovdiv, organised by the MEP from the European People's Party Vladimir Urutchev.

Commission proposes to increase price transparency

Having banned unfair trading practices and improved producer cooperation, the Commission is today presenting the third element to improve fairness in the food supply chain by introducing greater transparency in the way prices are reported throughout the chain. 

The European Commission today tabled a proposal that will make available crucial information on how prices are determined as agri-food products move along the food supply chain.

Young farmers: €1 billion to facilitate access to finance

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) launched today a €1 billion loans package targeting specifically young farmers. In 2017, 27% of the loan applications submitted to banks by EU young farmers were rejected, compared to only 9% for other farms.

The €1 billion package announced today by Commissioner for agriculture Phil Hogan and EIB Vice-President Andrew McDowell, aims at increasing access to funding for EU farmers, especially young farmers.

New rules to boost consumer trust approved by MEPs

New rules to ensure reliability and transparency in EU food safety risk assessment procedure were adopted on Wednesday (April, 17).

MEPs have approved new rules, already agreed with EU ministers, which ensure the EU’s risk assessment procedure for food safety is more reliable, transparent and objective, passing with 603 votes in favour, 17 against and 27 abstentions.

EU wine measures have contributed to cost-effectiveness

EU wine measures have contributed to cost-effectiveness and increasing producer cooperation. As state aid rules for agriculture and forestry were found to be coherent and contributing to the common agricultural policy (CAP) objectives. These findings are part of two independently conducted studies evaluating the CAP measures applicable to the EU wine sector and state aid instruments for the EU agricultural and forestry sectors.