Rural areas are wholesome spaces and only policies which take this wholesomeness into account will be supportive to rural areas where thriving societies live, work and evolve. We have gathered examples of how it works. The moment to start a new integrated rural policy is now.
Together, as activists, farmers, foodies, beekeepers and more, we sent a clear message to European leaders: Sustainable food and farming is possible, many farmers are already living the change and we as civil society know the recipe to change food and farming.
The referendum vote in favour of Britain leaving the EU is causing uncertainty in many areas, not least in the future direction of agricultural policy.
Years ago, the great Austrian economist Leopold Kohr argued that overwhelming evidence from science, culture and biology all pointed to one unending truth: things improve with an unending process of division.
Today, interlinked multinational banks and corporations constitute a de facto European government, determining economic activity through the ‘European market’….In other words, corporations run Europe.
The cast of heroes and villains in Greece’s ongoing battle to save its economy varies depending on who’s telling the story.
So from the EU/Germany/ECB perspective, they expect Syriza to behave the way everyone else does in European negotiations, and also think that a Greek exit from the Eurozone is catastrophic for Greece but not for anyone else.
The European election results were another shockwave rolling out from the 2008 financial crisis. They suggest the crisis has some way to go.