Bulgaria also wants an increase of over 1%in the budget of the COVID-19 horizontal measure

Taneva-ZakonBulgaria also wants an increase of over 1% in the budget of the COVID-19 horizontal measure, supporting the proposal of other EU member states. This stated the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Desislava Taneva during a video conference of the EU Ministers of Agriculture, which took place today. She added that with the emergency measure our country could support the most affected farmers in the Continue reading

Important priority for Bulgaria in the CAP reform

GrekovThe coupled support for specific sectors was an important priority for Bulgaria in the 2014-2020 Common Agricultural Policy reform. Our country achieved its priorities for increasing the coupled support by negotiating 13% coupled support, oriented to sensitive and important sectors for us such as stock-breeding, fruit-growing and vegetable-growing. This statement was made by agriculture and food minister Prof. Dimitar Grekov during the opening of the seminar on the subject: “Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union for the Period 2014-2020 – Priorities, Novelties and Challenges”, which was held at the Inter Expo Center. The event was organized by the Bulgarian Association of Agricultural Producers.
Within the context of the reform, our country achieved also its majour priority for applying a simplified system of direct payments, pointed further the minister. It is important for the Bulgarian farmers to have stable direct payments from the EU, which will complement their income and give them economic security, said minister Grekov.
He recalled that our country had the right to apply an area-based support scheme without introducing payment entitlements until 2020. This will make unnecessary the need for the agricultural producers to adapt to a new and more complex system, and will substantially reduce administrative costs.


FoodDrinkEurope with new president

marco-settembriNew FoodDrinkEurope president wants the European food and drink sector to become the gold standard for sustainability.
FoodDrinkEurope is pleased to announce the election of Marco Settembri, Nestlé CEO for Europe, Middle East and North Africa, as its new president.
Mr Settembri takes over the presidency of FoodDrinkEurope at a crucial time for the food and drink industry – Europe’s largest
manufacturing sector – as it looks to recover Continue reading

Association 16 + 1

ChinaMinister of Agriculture and Food Vassil Groudev and Minister of Agriculture of the People’s Republic Khan Chanfu signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic China on the establishment of a centre in Bulgaria on cooperation in the area of agriculture between China and the countries of Southeastern Europe. It was the first meeting at ministerial level between the two agricultural ministers of Bulgaria and China over the past 10 years. Continue reading

Prof. Hristo Bozukov took office as Minister of Agriculture and Food

Bozuk-Taneva“I will work for Bulgaria and Bulgarian agriculture during the following months”, stated interim Minister of Agriculture and Food Prof. Dr. Hristo Bozukov during the official ceremony of inauguration. He pointed out that farmers will be a corrective to his work. “As a chairman of the Agricultural Academy and Director of the Tobacco and Tobacco Products Institute, Continue reading