First Turkish Cypriot ‘Halloumi/‘Hellim’ cheese certified Protected Designation of Origin
Following the registration of ‘Halloumi/‘Hellim’ as Protected Designation of Origin in 2021, producers from both Cypriot communities are now certified to benefit from this EU quality scheme.
Apply to be the next winner of an EU Organic award
The call for applications for the 2nd edition of the EU Organic Awards is now open. The ceremony will be held on 25 September 2023.
Commission presents support measure worth €56,3 million for Bulgarian, Polish and Romanian farmers
The Commission presented to Member States a draft measure of financial aid to support Bulgarian, Polish and Romanian farmers facing market imbalances.
Commission supports pigmeat sector’s move to more sustainable production
The Commission presented its response to the European Pigmeat Reflection Group’s recommendations to EU agriculture ministers.
Commission calls for applications to join the upcoming EU Fertilisers Market Observatory
The call for applications to join the EU Fertilisers Market Observatory is open until 4 April. The group will be formally launched before summer 2023.
Modernised EU-Chile agreements on wines and spirits to facilitate trade
The modernised EU-Chile agreements on wines and spirits entered into force today, enhancing trade of these products between two of the world’s leading wine-making regions.
Record value of EU agri-food trade in November 2022
The latest monthly agri-food trade report shows imports and exports of EU agri-food products in November 2022, with a special focus on poultry and beef in the world.
Using less chemical pesticides: European Commission publishes toolbox of good practices
The Commission published today a database and study with thousands of best practices and techniques of integrated pest management to reduce the use of chemical pesticides.
Protecting local food and drinks: 3 500 geographical indications registered
3 500 names are now registered as geographical indications. Quality schemes protect the culinary heritage of Europe and add value to local food and drink products.
Costa Rica removes discriminatory tax on beer imported from the EU
Costa Rica has today removed a 10% tax on imported beers which had been discriminating against EU beers. This tax had put EU beers at a disadvantage by making them more expensive than local beers.