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EU leaders disappointed at lack of outcomes from WTO Ministerial Conference

The European Commission has expressed its disappointment at the lack of concrete outcomes from the WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires - including on key agricultural issues – with EU Trade Commissioner Malmström blaming the lack of responsibility shown by member states and the flaws in the organisation’s negotiating procedures.

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EU will mobilise €3 billion in development aid to support sustainable agriculture

To realise the goals of the Paris Agreement, the European Commission has unveiled that it will generate €9 billion in development aid for climate change actions over the next three years, of which €3 billion will support sustainable agriculture, rural development and agri-businesses.

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EU, US, Japan attack “severe excess capacity” in international trade but refrain from naming China

The main trade representatives for the EU, the US and Japan delivered a joint statement committing to enhance trilateral cooperation and to re-establish a “global level playing field” in international trade.

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EU Council approves Brexit guidelines to start discussing future relationship

The European Council has agreed to move to phase two of the Brexit process and has committed to produce guidelines on the EU-UK future relationship in March next year. 

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EU leaders disappointed at lack of outcomes from WTO Ministerial Conference

The European Commission has expressed its disappointment at the lack of concrete outcomes from the WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires - including on key agricultural issues – with EU Trade Commissioner Malmström blaming the lack of responsibility shown by member states and the flaws in the organisation’s negotiating procedures.

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EU agri-policy diary (Dec 18 – Dec 22): 2017 EU agricultural outlook conference, ENVI MEPs visit EFSA

Next week will be light on the agenda as everyone prepares for the Christmas break.
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EU agri-policy diary (Dec 18 – Dec 22): 2017 EU agricultural outlook conference, ENVI MEPs visit EFSA

Next week will be light on the agenda as everyone prepares for the Christmas break.
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No cloned food for EU under Australia and New Zealand FTAs, says Malmström

Europe will not be forced to accept milk and meat from cloned animals under future free trade agreements (FTAs) it is negotiating with Australia and New Zealand, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström confirmed in response to a written question from a French MEP.
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France should step up organic food production, credit insurer says

Farmers need to boost organic food production in France to meet fast-growing demand or consumers will turn to imports at the expense of some environmental benefits, according to credit insurer Coface.
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Environment & Conservation

EU will mobilise €3 billion in development aid to support sustainable agriculture

To realise the goals of the Paris Agreement, the European Commission has unveiled that it will generate €9 billion in development aid for climate change actions over the next three years, of which €3 billion will support sustainable agriculture, rural development and agri-businesses.

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Farmers exempt from new EU climate change regulation

The European Parliament and the Council have agreed on a new Regulation to monitor emission reductions in the EU’s agriculture and forestry sectors, explicitly excluding farmers from the new accounting and reporting obligations.

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EU and Gates Foundation provide €500 million to support agricultural research

The European Union and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have pledged to assign more than €500 million to agricultural research and innovation over the next three years (2018-2020), launching a major collaboration effort between the world’s largest development donor and the main private philanthropic organisation to combat climate change in developing countries. 

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CAP reform plans leave too many questions unanswered, says ComAgri President

The Commission’s Communication on the post-2020 CAP reform does not adequately address the issues of farming incomes, rural depopulation and generational renewal, according to ComAgri President Czesław Siekierski, who has further criticised the lack of intervention measures foreseen under the proposals to tackle future price disturbances on agricultural markets.

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Industry MEPs vote controversial renewable targets, also in transport, but no national targets

MEPs from the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) adopted a resolution setting out that by 2030 at least 35% of all energy consumed in the EU should come from renewable sources, but failed to set national binding targets.
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Visegrad countries urge Commission to keep crop-based biofuels in post-2020 renewable energy mix

The share of crop-based biofuels in the renewable energy mix of the EU after 2020 should be maintained and possibly increased, the Visegrad Group countries plus Bulgaria and Romania have stated in a joint declaration.

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EU Council approves Brexit guidelines to start discussing future relationship

The European Council has agreed to move to phase two of the Brexit process and has committed to produce guidelines on the EU-UK future relationship in March next year. 

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EU Council prepares draft guidelines for Brexit 'Phase 2' negotiations

Acknowledging that sufficient progress has been made on the first phase of Brexit talks, the EU Council has prepared a set of draft guidelines to be adopted at the next Council meeting, next Friday (December 15). 

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UK farmers facing AD fiscal constraints, call for post-Brexit subsidies

Post-Brexit prospects for UK farmers to expand their use of anaerobic digestion (AD) remains shrouded in uncertainty, with the sector already showing signs of suffering from serious policy neglect due to the time-consuming demands of negotiating the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU.    

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