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European Commission

The IFA has highlighted a series of unfair trading practices by retailers to the European Commission.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 17 November 2017
The most popular herbicide ingredient in the world is facing a European ban if member states cannot agree by the end of this month.
By Thomas Hubert on 16 November 2017
One week left to have your say on fairness in the food chain
The European Commission’s public consultation on initiatives to improve the food supply chain is open until 17 November.
By Thomas Hubert on 10 November 2017
Environmental enforcement body to be set up in UK after Brexit
The UK will have higher environmental standards than the EU after Brexit, Defra Secretary Michael Gove has said.
By Peter McCann on 12 November 2017
There is no guarantee that the active ingredient in Roundup and other popular herbicides will secure a five-year authorisation under a new toned-down proposal.
By Thomas Hubert on 02 November 2017
Glyphosate vote, antibiotic use, beef markets, commonage plan flexibility.
By Contributor on 02 November 2017
The European Commission has prepared a new proposal on the re-authorisation of the active ingredient in Roundup and other herbicides for EU member states to vote on next month.
By Thomas Hubert on 27 October 2017
The majority of MEPs voted to oppose a 10-year extension to the renewal of the herbicide, however the Standing Committee will have the final say.
By Odile Evans on 26 October 2017
Vote on re-authorisation of glyphosate delayed
The vote by a European Commission standing committee due to take place on Wednesday on the controversial herbicide glyphosate has been delayed.
By Amy Forde on 25 October 2017
A high powered delegation of Irish and Brussels officials were out inspecting farms this week.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 26 October 2017
IFA president Joe Healy has called on the Taoiseach to support the French prime minister who has warned against rushing into a trade deal with the South American countries.
By Contributor on 26 October 2017
The existing derogation allowed eggs to be marked as free-range even if birds were housed for up to 12 weeks.
By David Wright on 12 October 2017
MEPs reject proposed pesticide rules on endocrine disruptors
The European Parliament has voted down a proposal from the European Commission to regulate those pesticides that may interfere with human hormones.
By Thomas Hubert on 04 October 2017
The IFA estimates that over 1,500 farmers joined forces to protest the Mercosur deal in Dublin this afternoon.
By Hannah Quinn Mulligan on 04 October 2017
Juncker says UK not ready ‘to enter the second phase’ of Brexit
President Juncker has announced that the UK is not ready to enter the second phase of negotiations.
By Hannah Quinn Mulligan on 03 October 2017
Mercosur beef protest planned
The IFA is planning on staging a protest over the volume of beef proposed by the European Commission in its trade deal talks with Mercosur.
By Patrick Donohoe on 29 September 2017
More than one third of skimmed milk powder (SMP) sold into EU intervention entered the scheme last week.
By Thomas Hubert on 05 October 2017
Dairy processors placed more skimmed milk powder (SMP) into intervention in the past week before the scheme's seasonal closure at the end of this month.
By Thomas Hubert on 21 September 2017
Former Taoiseach John Bruton writes exclusively for the Irish Farmers Journal on Euopean Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker's recent speech.
By Contributor on 21 September 2017
The Scottish Government has revised its budget estimates for the Rural Development Programme and submitted it to Brussels for approval.
By Odile Evans on 07 September 2017
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