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14.02.13 | News

Bulgaria has not imported Romanian horsemeat

Bulgaria has not imported horsemeat from Romania, Minister of Agriculture and Food Dr. Miroslav Naydenov said in Sopot citing information from the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency. The data matches reports from the EU’s Information Exchange System. At a European level, the issue is that horsemeat should be labeled on the packaging so that consumers are not misled into taking it for beef;...
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12.02.13 | News

Bulgaria to export lamb to France

Executive Agency for Selection and Reproduction in Animal Husbandry chief Prof. Vasil Nikolov and stockbreeding industry groups sealed a sheep breeding cooperation agreement with French colleagues. ‘This cooperation will give a new start to Bulgarian sheep breeding and will open new market niches,’ said Minister of Agriculture and Food Dr. Miroslav Naydenov during the signing....
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11.02.13 | News

MAF kicks off contest for new logo and slogan of RDP 2014-2020

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food launches a competition for the selection of a logo and slogan for the new programme period of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. Eligible participants should be interested in and knowledgeable of graphic design. Proposals can be submitted between February 11 and 21 on the official website of the competition at www.prsr-konkurs.eu. The winner...
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11.02.13 | News

106 holdings to be upgraded with BGN 18.5 mln under RDP

New equipment will be purchased through subsidies under Measure 121 Modernization of Agricultural Holdings of the Rural Development Programme. The aid amounts to BGN 18 482 930. The vast majority of the proposals, 62, concern orchard growing holdings such as apples, plums, cherries, apricots, peaches and grapes. A couple of farms will spend the subsidies on organic production of roses,...
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05.02.13 | News

The European Union dropped its ban on some US meat imports

The European Union dropped its ban on some US meat imports on Monday (4 February) in a gesture aimed at starting talks on a free-trade pact that would encompass about half the world's economic output. Brussels and Washington want to deepen a relationship that accounts for a third of global trade, and ending the EU import ban on live pigs and beef washed in lactic acid is meant to show the...
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04.02.13 | News

Over BGN 9.5 mln under RDP set aside for information and community centres, Muslim shrine

A combined subsidy of BGN 9 500 698 will be provided to ten projects under three measures of the Rural Development Programme: Measures 313 Promotion of Tourist Activities, 321 Main Services for the Population and the Economy of Rural Areas, and 322 Reviving and Development of Settlements. A mosque will be renovated in the town of Madan, with the aid earmarked for architecture and...
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04.02.13 | News

MEPs plan tobacco subsidies as Brussels fights smoking

Members of the European Parliament have paved the way for hundreds of millions of pounds of subsidies to go to Europe’s tobacco farmers — even though Brussels spends huge amounts on anti-smoking campaigns. Tobacco growers could begin receiving extra cash as soon as next year after MEPs voted to amend changes in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The vote, which needs...
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01.02.13 | News

Minister Naydenov says stockbreeders get fresh BGN 25 mln yesterday

Stockbreeders’ bank accounts were today fed with BGN 25 million, Minister of Agriculture and Food Dr. Miroslav Naydenov said in Cherniche. This is the second tranche of the schemes for national complementary payments. The breeders of cattle, buffalos, sheep and she-goats will receive BGN 60 per cattle, BGN 140 per buffalo and BGN 11 for the small animals. The first tranche of the...
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31.01.13 | News

Thematic group starts work on new Rural Development Programme

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Svetlana Boyanova opened the first session of the thematic working group for preparation of the new Rural Development Programme for 2014-2020. The group is tasked with pinpointing the priorities in agriculture and rural areas by 2020, formulating them in the Programme and making sure that Bulgarian legislation is timely harmonized with European law....
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30.01.13 | News

EC launches public discussion on EU organic farming policy

An open public consultation is being held on the European Commission’s website between January 15 and April 10 regarding the revision of Europe’s policy on organic farming. The main topics for discussion have to do with simplifying the legislative framework while securing that standards are safeguarded; improving organic products control systems; enhancing the impact of the new...
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30.01.13 | News

EC not to ban rose, lavender oil use in cosmetics

The European Commission (EU) will in no way undertake any legislative initiative to restrict the use of rose or lavender oil in cosmetics products, Minister of Agriculture and Food Dr. Miroslav Naydenov said after meeting with EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg in Brussels. There will not be any issues involved in production, and the increase in yields is a matter of demand and...
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28.01.13 | News

New hard wheat varieties created in Sadovo

Nikolay and Gizda, the two new varieties of ordinary winter wheat developed by Sadovo-based Institute for Plant Genetic Resources were recognized at the latest expert committee session of the Executive Agency for Plant Variety Testing, Field Inspection and Seed Control. The announcement was made by Prof. Siyka Stoyanova, head of the scientific unit at the Agricultural Academy. Drought-...
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24.01.13 | News

Agriculture Committee adopts plans for modern and flexible EU farm policy

EU farm policy reform must distribute EU funding more fairly, make "greening" measures mandatory but flexible, better equip farmers to cope with market challenges and cut red tape. So says the Agriculture Committee's opening position for negotiations with EU member states, as set out in texts voted on Wednesday. This will be the first EU farm policy reform shaped by Parliament as a full...
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24.01.13 | News

Agriculture Committee adopts plans for modern and flexible EU farm policy

EU farm policy reform must distribute EU funding more fairly, make "greening" measures mandatory but flexible and better equip farmers to cope with market challenges. So says the Agriculture Committee's opening position for negotiations with EU member states, as set out in texts voted on Wednesday. This will be the first EU farm policy reform shaped by Parliament as a full co-legislator with...
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23.01.13 | News

Minister Naydenov meets Japanese Ambassador Takashi Koizumi

Minister of Agriculture and Food Dr. Miroslav Naydenov met the newly appointed Japanese ambassador to Bulgaria Takashi Koizumi. The meeting, which took place at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, was dedicated to the bilateral relations of the countries with respect to trade in agricultural products. In Japan, Bulgaria is most popular with yoghurt and rose oil and I believe we can...
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