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Colin Ley

Colin Ley is a freelance journalist and agricultural communications professional who writes for IEG Policy on a range of topics, specialising notably in French agriculture and agri-politics.

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Minister insists Irish agriculture can adapt to Brexit trade challenge

The future relationship with the UK is a cause for concern for the Irish agriculture sector but exporters are already making plans for post-Brexit, according to the country’s trade minister. 

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French farmers up pressure on Macron and Travert

French agriculture remains in crisis, with the retail end of the country's food chain being blamed for not returning a fair percentage of market value to producers.

European Agricultural Policy Traceability & Supply Chain

Scotland’s First Minister calls for post-Brexit control of farm funding

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has stepped up the pressure for Scotland’s post-Brexit agriculture policy to be controlled by the Edinburgh parliament, rather than by the central UK government in Westminster.

European Agricultural Policy CAP

Irish farm trade issues may ease UK Brexit talks, says ex-MEP

Ireland's heavy dependence on farm exports to the UK will have a positive influence on Britain's chances of securing good agricultural trade deals with the EU post-Brexit, according to former MEP George Lyon.

European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Scottish farming sector frustrated by UK isolationist stance on Brexit talks

Scottish farm industry frustration with the UK government's isolationist negotiating of Brexit boiled over today (June 22) at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh.

European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Analysis: No hiding place for Macron or Mézard after landslide vote

The stunning success of French president Emmanuel Macron’s party in the first round of France’s legislative elections has opened the door for a landslide victory during next Sunday’s (June 18) concluding second round.

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