There were several accusations that EU agricultural subsidies end up in the pockets of politicians in power in several countries in Europe. The European Commission defended itself, however, from such allegations.
The European Union has launched a plan to give up to one billion euros in cheaper loans to young farmers, who are often turned away by banks.
The European Commission is proposing significant cuts in the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to make up for the imminent departure of Britain as a financial contributor.
EU states renew the licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate for five years, in a surprise decision to break a long stalemate.