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Mariann Fischer Boel

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Mariann Fischer Boel 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
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Mariann Fischer Boel 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours ago
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Mariann Fischer Boel 1 Year, 6 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
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Merry Christmas NEW
Mariann Fischer Boel 4 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 37 Minutes ago
A couple of days ago it was Winter Solstice - the shortest day of the year. In Scandinavia this was once an important cause for celebration. For the Vikings it not only marked the coming of winter (with the amount of snow outside my windows right now...
The vote is open! NEW
Mariann Fischer Boel 4 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 17 Minutes ago
Over the last couple of months I have received a lot of questions about the EU organic logo competition both here on the blog and on Facebook with lots of young budding designers asking when the winner of the logo competition would be announced. That...
Mission accomplished NEW
Mariann Fischer Boel 4 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
As people who climb a mountain or run a marathon would know, one of the best feelings in life is the satisfaction of achieving a goal after working long and hard to get there. Today, I reach a goal which I set out when taking office in 2004: to get t...
Abracadabra! Where did the money go? NEW
Mariann Fischer Boel 4 Years, 10 Months, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Over the last few months, EU consumers have probably felt from time to time that they’ve been watching a kind of “magic trick”. They get the car and the kids back from the weekly food shopping, and turn on the TV to see images of de...
Greatly Mixed-up Objectives NEW
Mariann Fischer Boel 4 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Earlier this week we had an Agriculture Council meeting in Luxembourg. Among the many issues discussed, there were two rather contradictory points on the agenda. One the one hand, we had yet another deadlock in the vote on the approval of three varie...
Risky business NEW
Mariann Fischer Boel 4 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 29 Minutes ago
We often hear that successful businessmen are those who are able to predict how the market will change and who have the strength and determination to act on it. Such traits, however, are not enough to guarantee success in farming.  It is common know...
The next steady steps for the dairy sector NEW
Mariann Fischer Boel 4 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Last Thursday (17 September), while speaking to the full European Parliament I announced proposals for the next steps to speed up the recovery of the EU dairy sector. I say “steps” deliberately. These are not dramatic, blind leaps – bec...
A tough decision NEW
Mariann Fischer Boel 4 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
On Sunday I announced at the Växjo Informal Council that I wouldn’t seek a second term as Commissioner.  It was not an easy decision. I’ve had fantastic 5 years. We have achieved much, continuing the reforms of the CAP, making our polic...
Time to break the logjam over GMOs NEW
Mariann Fischer Boel 4 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
On Monday I sounded the alarm over the situation on the European feed market at the monthly meeting with EU agriculture ministers in Brussels. I did so because I am truly worried that we may be heading for a dangerous situation. On several occasions...
Parliamentary Power NEW
Mariann Fischer Boel 5 Years, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
I just got back to Brussels this morning after a busy but relaxing summer in Denmark. Batteries fully charged - sleeves rolled up; I must admit that I’m eager to get back to work. First thing on my agenda will be to meet with the European Parli...
Harvest’s in the air NEW
Mariann Fischer Boel 5 Years, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
It has been a very busy summer as always with the smell of the harvest in the air and the tractors and combines going at full speed. I know most of my colleagues are also taking the time to relax and recharge their batteries away from Bruxelles. Myse...
Dairy sector: keeping the ship steady but straight NEW
Mariann Fischer Boel 5 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 25 Minutes ago
The EU’s dairy farmers feel like they’re sailing through a storm right now. As the market crisis continues, it’s real people who are feeling the pain - not just statistics on a spreadsheet. EU heads of state and government are very...
3400 entries for the Organic logo NEW
Mariann Fischer Boel 5 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 52 Minutes ago
As I am writing this, a competition jury is gathering in Brussels to find the ten best entries for the new EU-wide organic logo. This will not be an easy task. We had 3393 entries! I am amazed and I find it really reassuring to see such a huge intere...
Sweden carrying the Baton on Climate Change NEW
Mariann Fischer Boel 5 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Summer is here and I guess most people are looking forward to spending some quality time away from the office. Yet as we lie on a sunny beach, flicking through the latest page-turner or enjoying the ambience of a new and exciting city, we ought to se...
Milk crisis: no time for stalling NEW
Mariann Fischer Boel 5 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Last week I went to Paris for the latest in a string of events promoting dairy products in schools. By coincidence, it was also the second day in office for the new French Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Bruno Le Maire, so I of course co...
Croatia: knocking on the EU’s door NEW
Mariann Fischer Boel 5 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
I have just returned from two and a half fascinating days in Croatia, the country which is furthest down the road to being the next to join the European Union. The reason for my visit was the conference we had organised on agriculture and enlargement...
Use your vote NEW
Mariann Fischer Boel 5 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Today I was interviewed by a journalist who asked me how we could get people to vote at the European elections. This, I must admit, was not an easy question to answer.  Paradoxically enough, the interest of the citizens in the European Parliament se...