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Young Farmers of COAG elects its new state coordinator


The farmer Aragonese Toño Romé has been elected State Coordinator of the Young Farmers of COAG, during the General Assembly of this area of the agricultural organization held yesterday Thursday, November 22, in Madrid. Romé, 28 years old, dedicates to the production of cereals and fodder in Zuera (Zaragoza) since five years ago. He takes over from young cattleman Salvador Roncero, from Zamora.

Toño Romé, nuevo coordinador estatal de Juventudes Agrarias de COAG

Thousands of farmers took to the streets all over Spain on November 22 called by UPA

UPA - Thousands of farmers and stockbreeders convened by agrarian organization UPA moved this Thursday, November 22, in Spain to demand "a European Union budget fair, adequate to the importance of our work." From the organization regret that the reform of the CAP is "totally alien" to the interests of Spain, denouncing the "brutal" budget cuts

Concentración frente a la sede de la Unión Europea en Madrid y entrega de alimentos a ONG

Van Rompuy presents a new compromise proposal in the negotiation of European budgets

Boletin Agrario - After the different meetings held during the first day of the Extraordinary Council of Heads of State of the European Union which takes place in Brussels, Commission President Herman Van Rompuy has unveiled a new budget plan that increases agricultural aid by 7,700 million euros and territorial cohesion funds at 11,000 million euros.

Mariano Rajoy se reúne con François Hollande en el Consejo Europeo Extraordinario

Criticized the increase of court fees in Spain as "another blow to the family economy"

La Unió de Llauradors - The Unió de Llauradors i Ramaders notes that the rate hike that includes judicial reform Spanish Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz Gallardón "will cause farmers affected by defaults desist from seeking justice." Consider the strong increases in various fees as "another blow to the family economy of farmers and ranchers Valencians"

El ministro de Justicia de España, Alberto Ruiz Gallardón

The Unió de Pagesos values as "unfair" cuts in the CAP budget proposed by Van Rompuy

Unió de Pagesos - The farmers union Catalan sees "clearly unfair" cuts in European agricultural funds proposed by Herman Van Rompuy that they value, "would be added to those already mentioned by the European Commission's proposal for CAP reform." UdP regrets that the proposal of the President of the European Council "means a reduction to 2011 level prices for European funds in direct payments and CMO"

Herman Van Rompuy, presidente del Consejo Europeo

UCCL requires to Mariano Rajoy the utmost firmness in the defense of CAP budget

UCCL - The United Farm Workers of Castile and Leon (UCCL) requires to Mariano Rajoy the utmost firmness in the defense of CAP budget "if he do not want see hundreds of farms in Castile and Leon disappear". This organization view with tremendous concern "that farmers and ranchers are, again, a bargaining chip in negotiating EU budgets"

Mariano Rajoy, presidente del Gobierno de España

Spain would lose 16% of agricultural funds to the proposed Van Rompuy and 11% with the EC

COAG - According to data analyzed by the technical services of COAG on the basis of the official EU proposals for financial programming 2014-2020, Spain could lose 16% of the agricultural according the Van Rompuy's proposal, while with European Commission proposal the cut would be 11%. Under the worst scenario trading Spain would receive 1.139 million less per year

Exteriores del edificio Berlaymont, sede de la Comisión Europea

IFOAM-SEAE: "Do not cut the EU budget at the expense of the sustainability of agriculture"

SEAE - "The compromise proposal of Van Rompuy to the EU budget 2014-2020 dramatically cuts rural development and environmental services and does not address key challenges". That is the valoration of ""the Spanish Society of Organic Agriculture about latest proposal to reduce the EU budget for 2014-2020 PAC that will be debated this week in Brussels

Logotipo del Grupo IFOAM EU

UPA calls to mobilization of rural next November 22 for the future of CAP


Thousands of farmers will be mobilized on 22 November in Spain, convened by the agrarian organization UPA, to protest against what they see as "dismantling of the rural world as we know it." On 22 and 23 November are critical days for the future of the Common Agricultural Policy, "which is more than 30% of total agricultural income in Spain," says UPA