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Between 2011 and 2016, pesticide sales continued to increase in the European Union. Nevertheless, certain member states, such as Denmark, have made serious efforts to reduce their use.
In contrast with other parts of the continent, life in rural areas in Eastern Europe is synonymous with poverty. The problem should be tackled during the current debate on the reform of the common agricultural policy, with particular emphasis on young people.
The outlook for the European sugar sector is not good at the moment, according to the director-general of the European Association of Sugar Manufacturers (CEFS).
It’s about fields and barns, and it’s about money – lots of money. The farming subsidies that the EU pays to farmers form the largest slice of the EU’s expenditure: around €58 billion each year. That’s around 39% of the total EU budget.
Farming subsidies form the largest slice of the EU’s expenditure: the Union distributes €58 billion each year to its farmers. How do these subsidies work and why are they so controversial?
The number and variety of bird species have dropped significantly over the last twenty years. The cause is a reduction of their food source due to the intensive use of pesticides in farming.