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European Agriculture Policy

CAP Monitor

Introduction to CAP Monitor

CAP Monitor is the unique guide to the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and is available to all European Agriculture Policy channel subscribers.

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CAP

Hogan gives no assurance that CAP budget won't be cut

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has declined to give assurance that the next CAP budget won’t be cut, when recently prompted by an MEP.

European Agricultural Policy Budget and Financing

EU executive launches public consultation on food supply chain fairness

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on how to make the EU food supply chain fairer with the aim of introducing EU-wide measures, if needed, to regulate unfair trading practices with respect to agri-food products.
European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

EU Commission approves virtual access products for broadband in German rural areas

Three German virtual access products for broadband internet have been approved by the European Commission under EU state aid rules with the aim of improving connectivity in rural areas, the EU executive notified today (August 11). 

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Trade Policy

Analysis looks at possible impact of post-Brexit trade scenarios on UK agriculture

Brexit will have major implications on UK agricultural commodity markets due to significant changes to trade flows once the UK leaves the EU, under a variety of possible scenarios, a new analysis has shown.

European Agricultural Policy Trade Agreements

Concern from farmers' groups over Irish border trade plan

UK government position papers on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland post-Brexit has raised concerns among farmers on both sides. 

European Agricultural Policy Brexit

EU-Mercosur deal to contain SPS information sharing ‘channel’

The EU-Mercosur trade deal, if agreed, will contain specific provisions to improve information and notification exchanges on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) issues via a specific channel.

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Farm Policy

Concern from farmers' groups over Irish border trade plan

UK government position papers on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland post-Brexit has raised concerns among farmers on both sides. 

European Agricultural Policy Brexit

No reason to doubt EFSA and ECHA studies on glyphosate - Commission

There is no reason to cast doubt on the soundness of the scientific tests and conclusions on the herbicide glyphosate reached by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) and by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the European Commission reiterated recently.
European Agricultural Policy Crop Inputs

Study examines how GMOs affect non-target organisms

Genetic modification can have a wide range of intended and unintended effects on non-target plants, and should therefore be examined on a case-by-case basis, new research has asserted.

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Environment & Conservation

A mix of taxes and educational campaigns would improve agro-food chain energy efficiency - OECD

Measures aimed at both changing the market conditions and better inform consumers’ choices could if combined improve energy efficiency in the agro-food chain, according to a paper by the Organisation on Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). 
European Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

Fake honey ‘biggest problem by far’ facing EU apiculture, says MEP

The “biggest problem by far” facing the EU’s apiculture sector is the spread of fake honey in the internal market, MEP Norbert Erdős has said, urging the European Commission and member states to tackle the issue. 

European Agricultural Policy Budget and Financing

Commission notifies WTO of plans to extend neonicotinoid ban

The European Commission has notified the World Trade Organisation (WTO) of its draft decisions extend the ban on three neonicotinoid pesticides to all outdoor uses.

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Renewable Energy

A mix of taxes and educational campaigns would improve agro-food chain energy efficiency - OECD

Measures aimed at both changing the market conditions and better inform consumers’ choices could if combined improve energy efficiency in the agro-food chain, according to a paper by the Organisation on Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). 
European Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

Heat waves hitting maize crops in south-eastern Europe

Recent heat waves and low levels of rainfall have badly hit winter and summer crop development in various parts of southern Europe.

European Agricultural Policy Europe

Rapeseed and soybean oil used in biofuels are driving palm oil expansion - study

EU rapeseed biodiesel and US soybean oil production are contributing to high land use change emissions associated with palm oil expansion, a new study found. 
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Brexit

Hogan gives no assurance that CAP budget won't be cut

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has declined to give assurance that the next CAP budget won’t be cut, when recently prompted by an MEP.

European Agricultural Policy Budget and Financing

Analysis looks at possible impact of post-Brexit trade scenarios on UK agriculture

Brexit will have major implications on UK agricultural commodity markets due to significant changes to trade flows once the UK leaves the EU, under a variety of possible scenarios, a new analysis has shown.

European Agricultural Policy Trade Agreements

Concern from farmers' groups over Irish border trade plan

UK government position papers on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland post-Brexit has raised concerns among farmers on both sides. 

European Agricultural Policy Brexit
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