Thursday, April 26, 2012
Cohesion and agriculture policies have been discussed at the General Affair Council for the financial framework 2014 – 2020
The General Affairs Council on 24 April 2012 focused on future expenditure about the common agricultural policy and the cohesion policy in the framework of the negotiations of the multiannual financial framework 2014-2020. These two policies are the most important and account together 70% budget of the European Union.
All the member states agreed that the MFF is a major tool for boosting growth and jobs in the EU, and that the necessary savings should be made in a balanced way. Some delegations suggested the savings should be made in all parts of the MFF, while others considered the amounts proposed for cohesion policy or agriculture as a bare minimum.
At the heart of the debate on agricultural policy were the rules for direct payments, including a question of whether to cap the support for the largest beneficiaries, and the "greening" of direct payments (for the environmentally-friendly measures).
In the coming weeks, the Danish presidency will present a comprehensive version, including own resources, of the "negotiating box" – the document that sets out all the negotiating issues and options and which will form the basis for the decision of the European Council later in the year.
The European commission has announced that the startup Trustev was the winner of the 2013 edition of the Tech All Stars Award.
Trustev was rewarded for its contribution to tech entrepreneurship, as it offers real time, online verific...
The winners of the 2013 public choice and Grand Prix winners were announced last night during the awards ceremony in Athens.
Organized jointly by the European Commission and Europa Nostra NGOs, this prize aims to reward projects and ...
The Bristol City was rewarded for her efforts to improve the environment and quality of life of its citizens while providing new opportunities for businesses by receiving Friday the European Green Capital Award for 2015 in Nantes, the cur...
The Commission has launched the fifth edition of the EU Health Prize for Journalists. This award aims to reward high quality items contributing to better information on health, care and patients' rights issues.
Journalists who w...
The European Environment Agency has just launched a new competition to reward project depicting waste in Europe.
There will be three categories in the prize: photography, cartoons and short films, permitting to raise awareness on the waste...
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