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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Latest From Pieter Devuyst
The European Commission has condemned the United States’ decision to impose high tariffs on Spanish olives as “unacceptable” and a “protectionist measure”, explaining that the move is already having drastic consequences for local producers.
The protection of Geographical Indications is likely to become the most difficult chapter of the trade negotiations with Australia, but the EU is well-prepared to obtain a good outcome, the bloc’s trading chief Cecilia Malmström has declared.
Member states have unanimously approved the European Commission’s plan to impose additional import duties on selected US goods whose exports to the bloc are valued at €2.8 billion.
Agriculture Ministers are travelling to Luxembourg to further discuss the future of the EU’s agricultural policies, while MEPs are staying in Brussels to vote on new rules on pesticides and veterinary medicinal products.
The European Commission has released a new methodology that will allow national consumer authorities to compare the quality and characteristics of food products sold with similar packaging across the EU.