Copa-Cogeca asks the next European Commission for a law on the restoration of agriculture

Published Apr 20, 2024

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The Committee of Community Agricultural Organizations and Cooperatives (Copa-Cogeca) is urging the European Commission to introduce a 'Law on the restoration of agriculture' to safeguard the agricultural sector, paralleling the EU's efforts to protect nature. This comes as a response to the contentious 'Law for the Restoration of Nature' and highlights the necessity for farmers to have access to vital resources such as land, water, and energy. Copa-Cogeca's manifesto calls for a balance between farming activities and environmental conservation, advocating for streamlined, high-quality regulations, pre-implementation feasibility studies for new laws, and a more influential role for the Commissioner for Agriculture. Additionally, they propose a rural infrastructure plan, enhancements to irrigation systems, a reevaluation of animal welfare laws, and sufficient funding for the future Common Agricultural Policy. Furthermore, Copa-Cogeca is pushing for trade agreements that require non-EU products to meet the same environmental standards as those imposed on EU farmers, aiming to ensure fairness and uphold the EU's environmental values in global trade.
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Co-financed by the European Union The opinions and points of view expressed are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. The Committee of Community Agricultural Organizations and Cooperatives (Copa-Cogeca) has demanded this Friday that the European Commission (EC) be elected after the June 9 elections a "Law on the restoration of agriculture" that protects the sector "equally that the EU protects nature". In a manifesto with demands for the European Parliament elections, Copa-Cogeca has asked that, with this "Law on the restoration of agriculture", access to land, water and energy, essential resources for its activity and for the economic viability of their businesses. The proposal adopts the same name as the controversial 'Law for the Restoration of Nature' promoted during this mandate by the EC, with the aim of protecting biodiversity and ...
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