07 Apr 2017
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 07 APRILBrussels Daily
Commission addresses regulatory barriers for innovators by signing first Innovation Deal on water reuse
Today, the European Commission, together with 14 partners from national and regional authorities, universities, knowledge centres, innovators and end-users, delivers on its commitment to help innovators overcome perceived regulatory barriers by signing the first Innovation Deal on “Sustainable Waste Water Treatment Combining Anaerobic Membrane Technology (AnMbR) and Water Reuse”. More information in the News Alert will be available here from 13.00 and you can find more information on Innovation Deals here.
More than 48 000 milk farmers from across the EU have applied for support from the EU for agreeing to voluntarily reduce their production of milk by nearly 861 000 t in the last quarter of 2016 and in January 2017.
With final figures received today from Member States for the second reduction period (November 2016 to January 2017), we can now provide the full overview of this exceptional, one off scheme launched by the European Commission (for both the 1st and 2nd reduction periods): 48 288 milk producers reached a total production reduction of 860 907 tonnes of milk. The scheme’s wide take-up shows that it responded to farmers’ needs.