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Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007

In June 2007 the EU Council has adopted the Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91. This regulation will be put in force in 2009. Currently the EU Commission is working on the implementing rules.
Council Regulation (EC) 834/2007 (.pdf)

Results from ORGAP Project presented at BioFach

At BioFach, the World biggest organic fair in Nürnberg (Germany) results from ORGAP Project have been presented in a special session on the 21st of February 2008.
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New Council Regulation for import of organic products put in force on the 1. January 2007

In January 2006 the EU Council has decided on a new regulation for import of organic products. This regulation has already been put in force on the 1. January 2007.
Council Regulation (EC) No 1991/2006 (.pdf)

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EU Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel opening speech at Biofach Fair in Nürnberg 15th of February 2007

The EU Commissioner for agriculture defended the generally agreed compromise text for a new EU regulation for organic production by the EU Council of agriculture ministers on the 19-20 December 2006. She stated that several points of the European Action plan have been implemented. Furthermore she announced that the EU logo for organic food will be re-designed.

Speech of Mariann Fischer Boel

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Consolidated draft proposal for the Council Regulation on Organic Production and Labelling of Organic Products is available

On the 19-20 December 2006 the Agriculture/Fisheries Council agreed on the outline and the consolidated draft proposal for a Council regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products. This is close to a final agreement, after which only small technical changes are possible during the following German Presidency. The proposed regulation would come into force on 1st January 2009. The proposed text will be finalized after the opinion of the European Parliament is made available which is expected March 2007.

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Documentation about national Action Plans for Organic Food and Farming now published!

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First draft for an EU regulation for organic food and farming

First draft on an EU regulation for organic food and farming, published on the 21st of December 2005.

Press releases of the European Commission

Draft for the revision of the EU Regulation 2092/91

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