The European Green Deal is the flagship proposal of the current European Commission. It is a growth strategy that aims to make Europe climate-neutral by 2050 and to decouple economic growth from continued use of natural resources.
European farmers are facing a cut in direct supports under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget, as the European Commission today announced details of its Multiannal Financial Framework (MFF) Buget proposals and a recovery plan.
The European Commission will delay some climate policies under its signature “Green Deal” proposal due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the timeline to unveil a new 2030 emissions target is unchanged, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.
The Trump administration would face resistance from the U.S. Congress if it tried to push through a mini trade deal with the European Union that did not include agriculture, U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said this week.
EU leaders made no headway on Thursday in fractious talks on a joint 2021-27 budget that was left with a 75 billion euro ($81 billion) hole after Britain's departure at a time when they face costly new challenges from climate change to migration.
French dairy and crop farmer Jean-Claude Pette relies on European Union subsidies to keep his 200-hectare farm afloat. But he worries support could be cut as governments seek ways to plug a budget hole left by Britain’s departure from the bloc.
European Union leaders and institutions went into a frenzy of meetings this week to start the toughest job the bloc faces this year: agreeing on a seven-year budget that for many is the most tangible sign of what a united Europe will look like after Brexit.
The European Union's new executive launched a Green Deal policy package to tackle climate change on Wednesday, trumpeting it as the bloc's "man on the moon moment" - but fossil fuel-reliant eastern European states looked set to stall the initiative.
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