Young European farmers get access to EUR 1 bn EU loan package

The EU Commission and European Investment Bank launched a EUR 1 bn loans package Monday targeting specifically young farmers. Nearly a third of young farmers' loan applications were rejected in 2017.

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School gardening takes root in Kenyan refugee settlementSchool gardening takes root in Kenyan refugee settlement.

MEPs back plans to reform EU agriculture

MEPs in committee voted Monday and Tuesday on farm policy reform plans including rules for direct payments and rural development and the common market organisation in agricultural products after 2020.

State aid ceiling for EU farmers raised to EUR 25K

The maximum aid Member States can give to their farmers without need for prior EU approval will rise from EUR 15,000 to EUR 25,000, the Commission announced Friday, to allow greater flexibility, especially in times of crisis.

State aid ceiling for EU farmers raised to EUR 25,000

The maximum aid Member States can give to their farmers without need for prior EU approval will rise from EUR 15,000 to EUR 25,000, the Commission announced Friday, to allow greater flexibility, especially in times of crisis.

EU agrees new natural gas transit rules

New rules setting out a clear regulatory framework to operate gas pipelines inside the EU and from non-EU countries were provisionally agreed Tuesday between MEPs and the EU Member States.

MEPs greenlight fisheries management plan for EU's Western Waters

The European Parliament voted through the Multi-annual Fisheries Management Plan for the EU's Western Waters Tuesday, covering the Atlantic Ocean between Ireland and Portugal.

MEPs propose to improve EU approval procedure for pesticides

The EU Parliament put forward plans Wednesday to make the EU approval procedure of pesticides more transparent and accountable, including granting the public access to studies used in authorisation.

MEPs propose to improve EU approval procedure for pesticides

The EU Parliament put forward plans Wednesday to make the EU approval procedure of pesticides more transparent and accountable, including granting the public access to studies used in authorisation.

EU lifts Thailand's 'yellow card' for illegal fishing

The European Commission removed Thailand off the list of "warned countries" Tuesday, in recognition of what it says is its progress in tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

Parliament and Council agree drastic cuts to plastic pollution of environment

Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds, will be banned in the EU under plans provisionally agreed between Parliament and Council.