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Preventing #FoodWaste and promoting #CircularEconomy – Commission adopts methodology to measure food waste across EU

Preventing #FoodWaste and promoting #CircularEconomy – Commission adopts methodology to measure food waste across EU

Each year around 20% of food produced in the EU is lost or wasted, causing unacceptable social, environmental and economic harm. The European commission has adopted a Delegated Act laying down a common food waste measurement methodology to support member states in quantifying food waste at each stage of the food supply chain.  The methodology will ensure […]

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Food Waste: 6th meeting of EU Platform to focus on the business case for #FoodWaste prevention

Food Waste: 6th meeting of EU Platform to focus on the business case for #FoodWaste prevention

Today (6 May), Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Vice President Jyrki Katainen, currently in charge of Health and Food Safety, will open the 6th EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste, which will take stock of recent progress made in EU actions to fight food waste as one of the priority areas of the Circular Economy Action Plan of the Commission. […]

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Humanitarian aid: €37.5 million for #Afghanistan, #Pakistan and #Iran

Humanitarian aid: €37.5 million for #Afghanistan, #Pakistan and #Iran

| January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance of €37.5 million to help people affected by conflict and natural disasters in Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. “The assistance we are announcing will reach those affected by the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, both within the country and across the region, many of whom face of extremely dire conditions. […]

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EU needs comprehensive food policy – current framework does not lead to sustainable food systems, warns #EESC

EU needs comprehensive food policy – current framework does not lead to sustainable food systems, warns #EESC

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The current EU framework does not suffice for a transition to more sustainable food systems. A comprehensive food policy is urgently needed in order to improve coherence across food-related policy areas, restore the value of food and ensure the effective implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) said […]

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EU supports recovery and resilience in #Caribbean region with €300 million

EU supports recovery and resilience in #Caribbean region with €300 million

| November 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Union has reaffirmed its commitment to support the Caribbean region in the aftermath of recent hurricanes Irma and Maria, as it pledges substantial support during the High-level Donor Conference for the Caribbean in New York. At the High-Level Donor Conference for the Caribbean in New York, International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica […]

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EU announces additional emergency aid to help refugees in #Serbia

EU announces additional emergency aid to help refugees in #Serbia

The European Commission has announced an additional €4 million in humanitarian aid for Serbia to assist the thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers in the country. The new contracts come as Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides is currently on his fourth visit to the country where he is assessing the humanitarian situation on […]

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Imports of #organic products subject to new EU electronic certification system

Imports of #organic products subject to new EU electronic certification system

A new system of electronic certification to better monitor imports of organic products becomes applicable tomorrow (19 April), making the EU a global leader in traceability and in the collection of reliable data on trade of these products. This pioneering e-certification system will contribute to enhancing food safety provisions and reducing potential fraud. It will […]

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