15 Jan 2016
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 15 JULYBrussels Daily
Commissioner Hogan in Berlin for the International Green Week and the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture
Mr Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, attends the 81stInternational Green Week (IGW) opening today in Berlin. He will visit the Commission stand, which is built around the theme “From Farm to Fork” offering information on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), Animal health and welfare, Health and Food as well as Maritime and Fisheries policies. Organised by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMEL), the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is being held during the IGW and Commissioner Hogan will participate today in its High Level Panel on development on sustainable cities “Feeding the Cities”. This event will be followed by a press briefing. On Saturday 16 January, Commissioner Hogan will deliver a keynote speech at the Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Summit 2016. On this occasion, he will also hold a series of bilateral meetings with Ministers present from around the globe. He also participates in the International Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) Panel which will be livestreamed. On Sunday 17 January, Commissioner Hogan participates in a roundtable on the Western Balkans’ agriculture and rural development.
The Commission announces the continuation of the Northern Ireland Task Force
Yesterday the European Commission announced the continuation of the Northern Ireland Task Force. Its work will help the region participate more actively in the EU policy process and fully benefit from EU programmes and projects fostering growth and jobs. President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said: “I welcome very much the useful contribution the Task Force has made to the promotion of socio-economic reconstruction and in that way to the consolidation of the ongoing peace process and securing reconciliation in Northern Ireland. The peace process in Northern Ireland requires continuing efforts and the Commission has a special role to play in this, as it also does in contributing to reinforce the region’s European engagement. I therefore believe that the Northern Ireland Task Force, with its valuable expertise, should continue to play an important role in the future.” Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Creţu, responsible for the management of the work of the Northern Ireland Task Force, said: “With this renewed partnership, and in line with the priorities of the Commission, we will do everything we can to support growth and job creation in Northern Ireland, including on an all-island basis, as the region pursues the process of consolidating peace and reconciliation”. A press release is available online.
- President’s New Year’s press conference
- Eurostat: Euro area international trade in goods surplus €23.6 billion
- Eurostat: The tax-to-GDP ratio in 2014 varied by almost 1 to 2 across the EU Member States
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