Agriculture and fisheries

The EU’s risky move on (un)sustainable fisheries  in depth

Friday 12 April 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

Pressures on the EU from industrial fishery lobbies to maintain business as usual in the Western Mediterranean may put both fish stocks and small fishermen’s livelihoods at risk, while also undermining the economic sustainability of the industry itself, as we reveal in a three-part investigation.


Atlas of the Common Agricultural Policy

Wednesday 27 February 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

"Our agriculture is changing and with it are social models and the environment: it is to address all these issues that we have decided to publish this Atlas". 


Fewer antibiotics in European livestock farming  in depth

Wednesday 27 March 2019 | Antoine Vergely
| VoxEurop

The improper use of antibiotics for animals contributes to the emergence of resistant bacteria. While their use in the EU is declining, this phenomenon remains a threat to human health.


EU promotes meat, despite climate goals  in depth

Wednesday 13 March 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

Meat and dairy are emissions-intensive when compared to vegetables and fruit, with carnivore diets leading to roughly double the amount of a vegetarian's greenhouse gas emissions.


Free trade as a scapesheep 

Wednesday 20 March 2019 | Valentina Vivona
| OBC Transeuropa

Romania has emerged as one of the targets of dairy farmers' protests in Sardinia. But the figures show that Romanian exports are not to blame for the sheep milk crisis.


An ever less fertile Europe 

Wednesday 30 January 2019 | Marta Gatti
| OBC Transeuropa

Soil has a sensitive and crucial role to play, but is increasingly under threat: besides erosion and pollution, artificial covering is on the rise in many areas of Europe. There is still a chance, however, to reduce land take.


Eastern Europe: poverty and the countryside

Tuesday 16 October 2018 | Davide Sighele
| OBC Transeuropa

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.


Will MEPs vote to ensure the Mediterranean sustainable natural resources? 

Wednesday 09 January 2019 | Lasse Gustavsson
| VoxEurop

On 10 January, the European Parliament should vote on the first multiannual plan for the Western Mediterranean Sea. The head of the NGO Oceana in Europe explains why MEPs should take action to save the “Mare Nostrum” from overfishing.


Europe continues to sell more and more pesticides 

Friday 26 October 2018 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

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.


Without EU quotas, sugar sector struggles with low prices  in depth

Saturday 29 September 2018 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver
VoxEurop

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).