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Pieter Devuyst

News Analyst

Brussels, Belgium

Pieter Devuyst joined the IEG Policy team in November 2017 as a News Analyst covering European Agricultural Policy. He previously worked for the think tank Farm Europe, the Research Service of the European Parliament, and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

Pieter has a distinguished educational background in both EU and international politics, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in International Relations at Ghent University, and a Master’s degree in European Political and Administrative Studies at the College of Europe.

His main areas of expertise are the Common Agricultural Policy, agri-food trade and agro-environmental policies.

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Scottish young farmers want to remain in EU, but see opportunities in Brexit

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A proposal from the Irish Citizens' Assembly's to introduce a tax on agricultural emissions in Ireland has drawn sharp criticism from the country’s main farming organisations, who call the measure a “no go” and a “completely daft idea”.

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Global trade liberalisation would boost meat exports, and cut EU farm wages – OECD

Further market openings and a 50% reduction in countries’ farm subsidies would lead to a significant growth in meat exports from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Latin America and a small drop in the wages of EU farmers, an OECD study has found.

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The European Commission must follow the scientific evidence and eliminate unnecessary animal testing in its safety assessments for genetically modified food and feed, the EU association for biotechnology industries has argued. 

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European Parliament backs key climate change regulations for agriculture and forestry

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