State aid ceiling for EU farmers raised to EUR 25K

The maximum aid Member States can give to their farmers without need for prior EU approval will rise from EUR 15,000 to EUR 25,000, the Commission announced Friday, to allow greater flexibility, especially in times of crisis.

State aid ceiling for EU farmers raised to EUR 25,000

The maximum aid Member States can give to their farmers without need for prior EU approval will rise from EUR 15,000 to EUR 25,000, the Commission announced Friday, to allow greater flexibility, especially in times of crisis.

EU agrees new natural gas transit rules

New rules setting out a clear regulatory framework to operate gas pipelines inside the EU and from non-EU countries were provisionally agreed Tuesday between MEPs and the EU Member States.

MEPs greenlight fisheries management plan for EU's Western Waters

The European Parliament voted through the Multi-annual Fisheries Management Plan for the EU's Western Waters Tuesday, covering the Atlantic Ocean between Ireland and Portugal.

MEPs propose to improve EU approval procedure for pesticides

The EU Parliament put forward plans Wednesday to make the EU approval procedure of pesticides more transparent and accountable, including granting the public access to studies used in authorisation.

MEPs propose to improve EU approval procedure for pesticides

The EU Parliament put forward plans Wednesday to make the EU approval procedure of pesticides more transparent and accountable, including granting the public access to studies used in authorisation.

EU lifts Thailand's 'yellow card' for illegal fishing

The European Commission removed Thailand off the list of "warned countries" Tuesday, in recognition of what it says is its progress in tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

Parliament and Council agree drastic cuts to plastic pollution of environment

Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds, will be banned in the EU under plans provisionally agreed between Parliament and Council.

EU agrees single-use plastics ban to reduce marine litter

Provisional plans to ban single-use plastics, agreed Wednesday by the EU institutions, target products most often found on beaches such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds, and abandoned fishing gear.

Ministers agree Black Sea fish quotas for 2019

Bulgarian and Romanian fishermen will be able to continue fishing at the same levels as in 2018, following EU agreement on 2019 catch quotas for the commercially most important fish stocks in the Black Sea.

EU agrees 2019 fish quotas for Atlantic and North Sea

After intense negotiations, EU fisheries ministers reached agreement in the early hours of Wednesday morning on the 2019 catch limits for the main commercial fish stocks in the Atlantic and North Sea.