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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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Central and Eastern European countries launch joint call to tackle UTPs

Eight member states have adopted a joint declaration in which they agree to address unfair trading practices (UTPs) in the food supply chain as a common priority.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Denmark builds German border fence to prevent ASF outbreak

Denmark has confirmed its plans to build a fence along the German border in a bid to protect its pork industry from wild boar carrying African swine fever. But critics say the measure is only a symbolic gesture to appease farmers and anti-immigrant sentiments.

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Hot and dry weather could curb EU sugar beet output

Scorching weather across northern Europe has stressed sugar beet crops and could push EU yields well below last year’s record levels.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Germany relaxes environmental rules as feed supplies dry up

German Minister for Agriculture Julia Klöckner will allow exemptions to certain environmental rules in order to help farmers overcome a sharp increase in animal feed prices, but has so far refused to provide any further emergency aid to the drought-afflicted producers.

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Germany relaxes greening conditions to support drought-hit farmers

German Minister for Agriculture Julia Klöckner will allow exemptions to certain environmental rules in order to help farmers overcome a sharp increase in animal feed prices, but has so far refused to provide any further emergency aid to the drought-afflicted producers.

EU Germany

Average EU citizen wastes more than 35 kg of fruit and vegetables each year

EU households throw away almost a third of their fresh fruit and vegetable purchases, and 40% of these losses could be avoided, the European Commission’s research service has found.

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