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MEPs question commissioner about payments-system reforms that have increased the administrative burden for farmers.
The European Commission’s proposals, put forward last year, seek to strengthen the market for organic farming, but member states do not agree on how they should be implemented.
Campaigners complain the text is thin on detail and contains provisions that would weaken the pledge by as much as 5%.
Published on 06.03.2015 / 08:45 CET
Ministers will also give their reactions to the Commission’s energy union strategy.
Published on 05.03.2015 / 03:55 CET
The start-date for reform of the emissions trading scheme has divided European governments.
Published on 03.03.2015 / 16:45 CET
European Environment Agency warns that the EU needs to do more if it wants to meet its 2050 emissions and circular economy targets.
Published on 25.02.2015 / 15:35 CET
Experts say specifics in today's package could undermine the EU's 2030 emissions reduction commitment by at least 5%.
Published on 10.02.2015 / 18:30 CET
Though ministers at today's general affairs council endorsed the work programme as a whole, a majority strongly criticised the decision to withdraw the 'circular economy' proposal.
Published on 04.02.2015 / 11:20 CET
Campaigners have filed a freedom of information request for documents related to the decision to withdraw the circular economy proposal.
Published on 21.01.2015 / 17:48 CET
The European Parliament's environment committee will be told tomorrow that the Commission will go ahead with its plan to withdraw the circular economy package and put forward a new version this year.
Published on 16.01.2015 / 16:37 CET
Proposal will continue making its way through the normal legislative process, but the 'circular economy' package on waste will be withdrawn.
Published on 15.01.2015 / 17:35 CET
Despite majority opinion, bickering between MEPs has left the Parliament with no official response to the Commission's 2015 work programme.
Published on 13.01.2015 / 11:08 CET
Political groups disagree over whether to condemn Commission decision to withdraw proposals on air and waste.