Commission upholds highly ambitious targets to transform EU food system

By |maj 20th, 2020|Farm to Fork, fertiliser, Frans Timmermans, News, pesticide, Stella Kyriakides, Virginijus Sinkevičius|

After several delays, the EU's new flagship food policy was finally released on Wednesday (20 May), confirming the aspiration of the EU executive to transform the European way of producing, distributing and consuming food.

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Sinkevicius: Commission’s measures bring relief to troubled EU fisheries

By |april 3rd, 2020|aquaculture, common fisheries policy, coronavirus, COVID-19, EMFF, European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, fisheries, News, Virginijus Sinkevičius|

The new support mechanism for the temporary storage of fishery and aquaculture products for human consumption will foster greater market stability and reduce the risk of having such products wasted or redirected to non-human food purposes, Fisheries Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told EURACTIV.com

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No needless overlap between F2F and circular economy plans, Sinkevicius says

By |marec 12th, 2020|circular economy, food packaging, food waste, News, Virginijus Sinkevičius|

EU environment chief Virginijus Sinkevičius insists there will be no unnecessary overlap between the new circular economy plan and the Farm to Fork strategy (F2F), as new EU food policy will be focused more on the agricultural and food production side.

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EU unveils circular economy plan 2.0, drawing mixed reactions

By |marec 11th, 2020|batteries, circular economy, News, plastics, sustainable construction, textiles, Virginijus Sinkevičius, waste framework directive|

The European Commission unveiled its new circular economy action plan on Wednesday (11 March), confirming the EU’s intention of halving municipal waste by 2030, and suggesting to offer consumers a new “right to repair” for computers and smartphones.

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Sinkevicius: Dealing with PFAS chemicals in revised tap water rules was a ‘great move’

By |februar 12th, 2020|Chemicals, circular economy, Drinking Water Directive, hazardous chemicals, News, PFAS, Virginijus Sinkevičius, zero pollution|

The inclusion of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) into the EU's Drinking Water Directive was a step forward that showed the EU's commitment to address these chemicals, Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told EURACTIV.

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Sinkevicius: EU aims to ensure viable food packaging recycling by 2030

By |januar 30th, 2020|circular economy, Circular Economy Package, food packaging, News, single-use plastics, Virginijus Sinkevičius|

The Circular Economy Action Plan and the Farm to Fork strategy (F2F) have the same overarching objective of reducing unsustainable resource use by promoting sustainable production and consumption and reducing waste generation, Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told EURACTIV.

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Arctic stakeholders puzzled about EU’s engagement in the region

By |januar 30th, 2020|Arctic, EU Arctic policy, News, Ursula von der Leyen, Virginijus Sinkevičius|

Three years after the EU adopted its Arctic Policy, it is preparing work on a new strategy document. But countries in the region are confused about what the bloc really wants. Last December, the Council of Ministers under Finnish leadership,...

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Vella: EU leadership on oceans governance is a priority for my successor

By |november 25th, 2019|Baltic Sea, common fisheries policy, European Green Deal, European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, fisheries, Karmenu Vella, News, oceans, Virginijus Sinkevičius|

The EU's outgoing Fisheries Commissioner, Karmenu Vella, warned that climate change and biodiversity loss were putting the earth's ecosystems dangerously close to a tipping point, and pleaded for his successor to carry on the International Ocean Govern...

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MEPs have high hopes for the EU’s new food policy

By |oktober 29th, 2019|Daniel Buda, Elsi Katainen, EU Food Policy, Farm to Fork, Frans Timmermans, Isabel Carvalhais, Janusz Wojciechowski, News, Pierre Karleskind, Sarah Wiener, Stella Kyriakides, Virginijus Sinkevičius|

Lawmakers in the European Parliament expect an ambitious Commission's proposal on the new EU long-term and integrated food policy, that ensures safe, quality and affordable foodstuffs to all European citizens but without harming actors in the food supp...

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SMEs could lead the change in new EU food policy, MEP said

By |oktober 1st, 2019|Farm to Fork, Frans Timmermans, Janusz Wojciechowski, Lukas Mandl, News, SMEs, Stella Kyriakides, Virginijus Sinkevičius|

Europe's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) should have a role in delivering the new Farm to Fork strategy, a comprehensive EU food policy outlined by incoming Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, said Austrian MEP Lukas Mandl.

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