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The new S&D agriculture coordinator, Nicola Caputo, voices strong opposition to CAP budget cuts

Following today's meeting in the agriculture committee, MEP Nicola Caputo has been appointed as the new S&D coordinator. In his first statement as

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With today’s proposals, the Commission is burying the CAP, says S&D Group

In the wake of the massive budget cuts announced on 2 May and more free trade agreements damaging European agriculture a little more each day, the

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Young farmers are key in the future Common Agriculture Policy, say S&Ds

Young farmers represent a great potential for the agriculture sector, as they are keener to innovate and diversify. Hence, the new Common Agriculture

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The ban on bee-killing pesticides is a victory for citizens and for biodiversity

Socialists and Democrats welcome the decision taken by a majority of the 28 national experts to back the ban on neo-nicotinoid pesticides. The S&D

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S&Ds: The newly approved regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products is a key step forward for organic farming and for all consumers

Following the approval, by a significant majority, of the new regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products today in the Plenary

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What a Waste! Let's Move towards a Circular Economy

What a Waste! Let's Move towards a Circular Economy.Every year Europe throws away 600 million tonnes of waste, that's crazy! Europe has to curb its

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High Parliamentary expectations ahead of energy informal Council

S&Ds and The Greens call on EU energy ministers to raise the 2030 targets on efficiency and renewables. EU energy ministers will meet in Sofia on

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S&Ds: the EU Parliament wants to set up a strategy for the promotion of protein crops. It is now high time for the Commission to act

The European Parliament has today approved, by an overwhelming majority, the Denanot report which underlines the agricultural, economic and

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S&Ds criticise the two-face approach of EU member states on emissions and climate change

Socialists and Democrats are strongly committed to delivering on the promises made in Paris at the COP 21 UN summit on climate change. The S&D Group

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Paolo de Castro on unfair practices in the food supply chain

After having lived for more than 10 years in a legislative labyrinth made of 20 different national legislations, finally the Commissioner, Phil Hogan