The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has released updates to its Reports on User Needs and Requirements. This series of reports is compiled following a systematic process of consultation with the community of users of position, navigation, and time services and technologies. Thanks to these consultations it is possible to take users’ needs and requirements into account in the short and long-term evolution of European GNSS.
The European Commission will allocate €200.9 million in 2020 to fund promotion activities for EU agri-food products at home and abroad. The 2020 promotion policy work programme adopted by the Commission outlines the main priorities for support. EU policy on the promotion of agri-food products is designed to help the sector take advantage of the expanding and increasingly dynamic global agri-food market, raise awareness on quality schemes including organic produce and help producers should they face market disturbances.
On 18 November, EU agriculture ministers met to discuss the future of the common agricultural policy (CAP) post 2020. They exchanged views on the environmental and climate-related aspects of the CAP reform package and the regulations on CAP transitional rules.
Since the Commission communication and the adoption of the legislative proposals, one thing has been made clear as regards the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform: improving the state of the environment and responding to climate change are key objectives. The Commission’s proposal for the post-2020 CAP addresses global challenges such as the loss of biodiversity and the increasing rate of climate change. During the negotiations on the reform, all member states have stressed the importance of the objectives.
During this conference, Euromontana will give the floor to representatives of the European Commission, researchers, representatives of regions and practitioners. Speakers will explore how innovation can help develop win-win solutions between urban and rural areas in the mountains. The event will also be an opportunity to investigate on the possibilities to support this vision within the framework of the new Cohesion Policy
The European Commission publishes today its report on the implementation of national beekeeping programmes benefiting from €33 million annually from the EU budget. Analysing the way Member States implement the various support measures for beekeepers within the Common Agricultural Policy framework over the years 2013 to 2015, the report shows that the number of beehives is continuously increasing in the European Union. Member States reported in total 15.7 million hives which represents 12% more than the previous programming period (2011-13).