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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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UK farming incomes rose by 45% last year

After dropping for three years in a row until 2016, farming incomes in the United Kingdom have gone up by almost half in 2017, according to figures published by DEFRA.

Farm Incomes United Kingdom

EU agri-policy diary (Feb 26 – March 2): Brexit, honey and spirit drinks

Next week, ministers will be informed about the Brexit negotiations by the Commission’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier, while MEPs are set to debate and vote on the beekeeping sector and spirit drinks at the plenary meetings in Strasbourg. 

Brexit Market Support

Post-2020 CAP budget will be shielded from large cuts

By continuing to not adjust direct payments to inflation, the post-2020 CAP finances could be shielded from large budgetary cuts, as long as member states agree to increase their national contributions, Emeritus Professor Alan Matthews has argued. 

Budget and Financing CAP

Environmental data collection should be boosted with CAP Pillar 1 funds

Increasing the future budget for agro-environmental data collection and monitoring systems through Pillar 1 funds will be crucial to effectively assess the progress made by member states in these areas, a research institute argues. 

CAP Environment and Conservation

UK parliamentarians ask for clarity on future UK agricultural policy

Members of the House of Commons have urged the UK government to come up with concrete proposals on how the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy will be replaced after Brexit, as they argue that British farms are suffering from a lack of clarity on the future policies.
Brexit CAP

Increased flexibility for coupled support is a “bad decision”

The decision to relax the conditions for member states to provide coupled support is not based on scientific evidence and will fail to improve the market situation for agricultural sectors in need, according to Emeritus Professor Alan Matthews.

Market Support CAP
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