EU to consider aid to its dairy sector

BRUSSELS, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The European Commission has proposed an emergency bill to support dairy farmers who say the price they receive for milk has fallen below production costs.

EC nixes blended rose wine

ROME, June 8 (UPI) -- Bowing to pressure from Italy, Spain and France, the European Commission says it has dropped plans for rose to be made by blending red and white wines.
EU relaxing rules for fruits and veggies

EU relaxing rules for fruits and veggies

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- EU agriculture officials said they hope to cut the cost of fruits and vegetables by abolishing rules that govern the shape and size of the produce.

EU proposes $723M for food aid to poor

BRUSSELS, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Money to feed Europe's poor should rise to $723 million from $448 million, the European Union's commissioner for agriculture and rural development said.

Ban on misshapen produce may be nixed

BRUSSELS, July 24 (UPI) -- Disfigured fruits and vegetables could be allowed in stores after most European Union members voted to loosen restrictions on produce, officials say.

EU to help poor countries improve farms

BRUSSELS, July 5 (UPI) -- The European Commission intends to set up a fund to help poor food-importing countries improve their agricultural production.

Romania agriculture minister resigns

BUCHAREST, Romania, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Romania’s agriculture minister resigned just days after coming under investigation for alleged corruption and the EU demanding Romanian farm subsidies reforms.

EU proposes culling its wine sector

BRUSSELS, July 4 (UPI) -- The European Union's agricultural commissioner Wednesday called for sweeping reform to the wine sector that includes abandoning vineyards.

EU presses for broadband's way forward

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- Great as the World Wide Web may be as a source of entertainment and information, it's not enough for people to go online. Rather, Internet access is only truly
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

EU cuts sugar subsidies

BRUSSELS, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- European Union agriculture ministers overturned 40 years of sugar price supports to boost chances current global trade talks will succeed.

EU answers critics of its farm subsidies

BRUSSELS, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- European Union officials are pushing back against recent criticism that their farm subsidies are killing current global trade talks.

EU welcomes call to scrap farm aid

BRUSSELS, July 5 (UPI) -- The European Commission has welcomed U.S. President George W. Bush's promise to scrap subsidies to farmers if the EU responds in kind.

EU takes aim at sugar subsidy

BRUSSELS, June 22 (UPI) -- The European Union's agriculture commissioner proposed Wednesday to wean the continent's sugar producers from their EU subsidies.

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Mariann Fischer Boel () (born 15 April 1943, Åsum) is a Danish politician, currently serving as European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development. A member of the party Venstre, she had previously been minister of agriculture and foods since 2002, in the government of Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

As the Danish agriculture minister, she argued that it would be better if agricultural subsidies were entirely removed, a view that in many European countries is highly controversial.

Together with her husband, she owns three farms in Denmark. For some observers, this has called into question her neutrality in discharging her duties as a European Commissioner, as, for example, she would have the power to determine the purchasing price of different crops, thereby affecting her own personal income. She argues that it is her husband who runs the farms, and as she is not personally engaged in them, she is able to maintain neutrality.

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