EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 26 NOVEMBER

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS - 26 NOVEMBER
26 Nov 2015

EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 26 NOVEMBER

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Eurostat: Farm structure survey 2013

While area used for agriculture remained stable, over 1 out of 4 farms disappeared between 2003 and 2013 in the EU, according to information published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the European Union (EU), there were 10.8 million farms in 2013 working 174.6 million hectares of land (the utilised agricultural area). Between 2003 and 2013, slightly more than 4 million holdings disappeared in the EU, while the total area used for agriculture remained almost stable. This means increasing agricultural concentration, with the average area per holding growing by 38%, from 11.7 hectares in 2003 to 16.1 hectares in 2013. For more information, a Eurostat press release is available here.

 

The European Commission’s Vice-President Georgieva welcomes the adoption of EU Budget 2016 by European Parliament and the Council

European Commission Vice-President in charge of Budget and Human Resources, Kristalina Georgieva, welcomed the approval of the EU budget by the Council and the positive vote by the European Parliament. Following the agreement on the EU budget reached in the early hours of 14 November 2015, the Council adopted its official position on 24 November, by unanimity,  and the Parliament supported the agreement with a strong majority of 516 votes in favour on 25 November. To welcome the approval, Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva said: “This year we have a budget that is agile, that focuses on priorities very clearly and that is oriented towards impact.It is a budget of solidarity and a budget of unity. I hope that the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council will continue our co-operation in the same spirit to ensure the most effective and efficient management of the Union’s budget in 2016. We all know there will be new challenges to face in 2016.” The vote in Parliament is the final stage of the budgetary cycle which starts with the proposal by the Commission in the spring of every year. More about the Commission strategy to make sure every euro from the EU budget is well-spent, EU Budget focused on results, is available here in all EU languages. To follow the debate in Plenary preceding the positive vote, please click here.

 

OTHER NEWS

  • Commission due to present 2016 European Semester package
  • EU signs program worth €3.6 billion with Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States
  • Have your say on measures related to the end of roaming charges in the EU
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