European agriculture ministers met today to discuss the draft plans for the future of farming in Europe, but let competitiveness debates get in the way of essential discussions about measures that could protect farmers and the environment, according to Friends of the Earth Europe.
Proposed reforms to the future of farming in Europe, announced today, are insufficient to protect the environment and the majority of farmers, according to Friends of the Earth Europe .
Brussels, October 11, 2011 – Proposed reforms to the future of farming in Europe are unlikely to be sufficient to protect the environment and the majority of farmers, or curtail corporate control of the food chain, Friends of the Earth Europe says today on the eve of the publication of a new draft Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
The reforms to be proposed by the European Commission tomorrow (October 12) are an historic opportunity to shake-up European agriculture but leaked drafts suggest proposals have already been drastically watered-down. 
Brussels, June 30, 2011 – The next long-term budget for the European Union offers ways to fight climate change and to move Europe's economies to a sustainable development path but still leaves the door open for harmful spending, according to Friends of the Earth Europe and CEE Bankwatch. The analysis comes after the proposal for the EU budget post-2013 was presented in Brussels last night. 
Brussels, June 23, 2011 – Friends of the Earth Europe welcomes the European Parliament's steps towards more people and planet-friendly agriculture, including support for a fairer distribution of subsidies amongst farmers. The European Commission must now introduce bold and effective policies pushing for sustainable and fair European agriculture.
Brussels, May 3, 2011 – Friends of the Earth Europe welcomes today's European Commission plan  for the future of biodiversity in Europe, but warns measurable targets are urgently needed in the areas of agriculture and forestry if the strategy is to succeed. The document outlines how the 27 member states of the EU will implement the new global strategic plan for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), agreed in October last year alongside 193 nations.
Brussels, March 17 - Friends of the Earth Europe is calling on European agriculture ministers to leave their entrenched positions and radically shake-up European agriculture – to make it greener, protect family farming and to reduce its impacts in southern countries. Ministers meet today to agree their first official response to proposals to reform the Common Agricultural Policy.
Brussels, January 26 – The European Parliament's Agriculture Committee voted today on a report calling for European farmers to be given more support to grow their own feed crops and to reduce their dependency on imported animal feed.
Currently European livestock farming is dependent on imported soy as an animal feed, whose production is a major cause of deforestation and social conflict in South America.
Brussels, January 25, 2011 – Growing demand for meat, animal feeds and agrofuels in Europe is contributing to the continued destruction of the Amazon and Cerrado habitats in Brazil, reveals a new report launched today by Friends of the Earth Europe.
The research comes at a time when Europe is debating the future of farming.  Friends of the Earth Europe is calling for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy to reduce the EU's dependence on imported soy animal feeds and meat.
Brussels - Proposals from the European Commission to reform the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2013 show signs of fairer distribution of subsidies, according to the coalition. 
Despite this positive development the communication came short on proposals for stopping the collapse of family farming in Europe and dumping in developing countries, according to the coalition. The plans outlined also fail to address correctly climate change and the protection of biodiversity.