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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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MEPs aim to adopt position on CAP transition by end of April

The MEP leading the work on the CAP transition hopes to start negotiations with the Council on these files in three months.

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EU agriculture policy diary (January 27-31): AGRIFISH Council to discuss Green Deal

EU agriculture ministers will discuss farmers’ role in the European Green Deal, the bloc’s new strategy to become climate neutral by 2050.

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EU Green Deal risks faltering if rules pile up on farmers, MEPs warn

The EU needs to balance the ambition of the European Green Deal with the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) or the bloc risks pushing farmers towards financial breaking point, according to some MEPs.

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Trade Policy

In Davos, Trump again threatens more tariffs on EU, pushes WTO reform

New tariffs will be imposed on European Union (EU) automobiles unless progress is made on key trade issues and the US will continue to push for reforms at the World Trade Organization (WTO), President Donald Trump told reporters at a Wednesday (Jan. 22) news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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Pan-Europe petition to make origin labelling mandatory passes one million signatures

Italy’s farmers’group, Coldiretti, has announced that 1.1 million signatures have now been collected across Europe in support of the pan-European “Eat ORIGINal! Unmask your food” petition that appeals to the European Commission to guarantee more transparency in food labelling.

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Italy’s food industry urges quick resolution to EU-US tariff dispute

US warnings of the possible imposition of additional taxes on agri-food products from the European Union because of the fallout over EU subsidies to Airbus and France’s new digital services tax (DST) have sent a shiver through Italy’s wine and food industries.

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Farm Policy

New EU project hopes to address beef sector’s sustainability issues

A new trans-European beef network, called BovINE, was launched this week to help farmers in the sector address low incomes and protect the environment.

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New US research raises hopes for ASF vaccine

Researchers in the US are claiming to have developed a vaccine against African Swine Fever (ASF) that appears to be far more effective than any of its predecessors.

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EU tries again to reform decision-making for GMOs and agrochemicals

The European Commission is hoping to restart discussions on its proposals to reform the EU decision-making process, or “comitology”, particularly for approvals of genetically modified organisms and agrochemicals.

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Environment & Conservation

New EU project hopes to address beef sector’s sustainability issues

A new trans-European beef network, called BovINE, was launched this week to help farmers in the sector address low incomes and protect the environment.

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EU agriculture policy diary (January 27-31): AGRIFISH Council to discuss Green Deal

EU agriculture ministers will discuss farmers’ role in the European Green Deal, the bloc’s new strategy to become climate neutral by 2050.

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EU Green Deal risks faltering if rules pile up on farmers, MEPs warn

The EU needs to balance the ambition of the European Green Deal with the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) or the bloc risks pushing farmers towards financial breaking point, according to some MEPs.

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Renewable Energy

Indonesia says WTO process against EU palm oil curb to start soon

Indonesia’s government said that it expects to begin a World Trade Organization (WTO) process to resolve a dispute with the European Union over palm oil by the end of January 2020.

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Palm oil spat with Indonesia hurts EU spirit and dairy exports

A row over EU restrictions on Indonesian palm oil has escalated into a far broader trade dispute that is affecting European liquor and dairy sales.

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Indonesia challenges EU palm oil policy at WTO

Indonesia has filed a lawsuit against the EU at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over the bloc’s restrictions on palm oil-based biofuels.

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Organic food consumption growing in the EU

Demand for organic food has increased sharply in the EU with northern countries representing the main destination market for those products.

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EU agriculture policy diary (January 20-24): Council chair and Wojciechowski meet MEPs

The new Croatian Council Presidency will present its priorities for agriculture, environment and trade policies to members of the European Parliament this week.

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Key parliamentary food safety committee to get even bigger after Brexit

The European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI) is to grow even more next month after a post-Brexit tweak of committee make up.

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