Greek leadership in CAP reform efforts

The new regulation for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2023-2027 has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, introducing changes to the standards for Good Agricultural and Environmental Practices, which took effect on Saturday.

No production model change

The trade balance of agri-food products was in surplus in three of the last four years (2020, 2021 and 2023), a positive development, but not sufficient to change the sign from negative to positive in the overall trade balance.

Climate crisis, food sufficiency are the next challenges

Food sufficiency and the climate crisis are the issues that will concern governments and international organizations, Minister of Rural Development and Food Lefteris Avgenakis said on Friday speaking at the 10th GAIA Business Conference, held in Kalamata.

Exporting quality agri-food to Europe

Greece is transforming into a hub for exporting quality agri-food products as Minister of Development Kostas Skrekas stressed at the opening of the modern export hub of AB Vassilopoulos supermarkets in Thessaloniki.

Farmers in Athens for talks

A delegation of 15 farmers from the flood-hit region of Thessaly in Central Greece is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens on Monday. 

Avgenakis: Decision on EU agriculture policy positive, but not enough

Τhe decisions of the EU member states regarding changes in the regulations of the Common Agriculture Policy are a good development, but not enough to alleviate the farmers’ concerns of farmers, said Rural Development and Food Minister Lefteris Avgenakis in an interview with state broadcaster ERT. He added that Greece’s coordinated efforts are bringing results […]

EU not responding to farmers’ plight

Europe’s actions do not respond to the problems of farmers, Rural Development and Food Minister Lefteris Avgenakis said on Tuesday, adding that Greece is determined to act with all its “powers,” in order to fix as many issues as possible in the current CAP 2023-2027 before the European elections.

Farmers again block Brussels to protest EU policies

Farmers threw beets and sprayed manure at police on Tuesday as hundreds of tractors again sealed off streets close to the European Union headquarters, where agriculture ministers sought to ease a crisis that has led to months of protests across the 27-member bloc.

Hands off our cotton, Thessaly farmers tell PM

Representatives of farmers from the region of Thessaly in central Greece said Friday after a meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis that forcing them to abandon the cultivation of cotton would be a “red line” to them.