Let's not become surrealistic and "call a spade a spade" #cecinestpasunsteak
The debate on meat and dairy denominations for plant-based imitations is far more complex than it seems at first glance. If the European Parliament decides in the coming month to condone food denomination loopholes to protect “vegan sausages” or “ vegan burgers”, it will open a Pandora's box that will in the long run impact consumers and livestock farmers alike – a fact that is not well understood in the European assembly.
International Rural Women’s Day - A message of encouragement from Lotta Folkesson
Lotta Folkesson, Chairwoman of the Women's Committee, celebrates the UN's International Rural Women’s Day with a message of encouragement and empowerment, urging rural women and women farmers to take a more prominent role in the sector (15.10.20)
"Together we achieved a lot" - Joachim Rukwied’s farewell speach
On 18 September, COPA elected its new president, Christiane Lambert. Former president Joachim Rukwied takes stock of the current situation in European agriculture in his farewell speech and welcomes his successor, wishing her the best of luck. "The COPA family, together with COGECA, is an ever-present force in Brussels and will overcome all the challenges facing them." (18.09.20)
"I am a convinced European" - New COPA President Ms Christine Lambert (FNSEA)
On 18 September COPA member organisations, representing millions of farmers across the EU, elected a new President to chair the organisation for the next 2 years, at a crucial time for the sector. Ms Lambert is a livestock and crop farmer from France and the President of the French farmers union - FNSEA (18.09.20)
#EUTractorChat - MEP Mazaly AGUILAR takes a seat in a tractor to answer Spanish farmers’ questions
MEP Mazaly AGUILAR takes a seat in our #WeFarm4EU tractor to answer questions from Spanish farmers and agri-coops! She outlines her position on many topics, including the CAP budget, Mercosur, generational renewal and new breeding techniques. Take a look!(29.11.19)
#EUTractorChat - MEPJérémy DECERLE takes a seat in a tractor to answer french farmers’ questions
MEP Jérémy DECERLE from Renew Europe takes a seat in a tractor to answer French farmers’ questions sent in by Copa Cogeca members FNSA, APCA and Coop de France through their social media. He answers questions on CAP, new tech, the EU budget, Mercosur trade and much more! Take a look and please activate subtitles for English!(07.11.19)
#EUTractorChat - MEP Paolo De Castro takes a seat in a tractor to answer Italian farmers’ questions
MEP Paolo De Castro takes a seat in a tractor to answer Italian farmers’ questions which Copa Cogeca members CIA, Confagricultura, Coldiretti and Cooperative Italiane gathered through their social media. He answers questions on CAP, new tech, the EU budget, trade, italian rice and much more!(28.10.19)
#WeFarm4EU - 4 key reasons why cutting the CAP budget would be political nonsense
Pekka Pesonen, Copa and Cogeca Secretary General, outlines in a short video 4 key reasons why cutting the CAP budget would be political nonsense on the occasion of the EU Council meeting in Brussels, where Heads of Member States will discus the multi-annual financial framework (MFF).(17.10.19)
What are EU farmers’ and Cooperatives’ concrete actions to fight climate change?
Niels Peter Nørring, Climate Director of the Danish Agriculture and Food Council (Landbrug Fødevarer), introduces the Copa and Cogeca position paper on climate action as well as its related new platform: www.farmersclimact.eu (17.09.19)
#FutureofCAP - 5 key priorities for EU farmers and agri-cooperatives
Pekka Pesonen, Secretary General of Copa and Cogeca, outlines in a video message 5 key priorities for EU farmers and cooperatives when it comes to the future of the CAP, the most important policy for the EU agricultural community. A clear message directed towards the newly elected MEPs who will be taking this process forward in the upcoming period.(22.07.19)
#WeFarm4EU - Feeding Europe's Future Together with the EU and You!
Every day, farmers across the EU work hard to provide EU citizens with safe and nutritious food, while keeping rural areas alive and helping the EU economy thrive. However, they also face many problems every day, such as the effects of climate change and negative market trends. As a European citizen, you can help the EU and its farmers by taking part in the next EU elections and casting your vote for a brighter future. Together with you we can feed the EU's future.(08.05.19)