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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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Solutions needed to help farmers manage risk in transition towards climate-proof sustainable practices – COP24

Policy-makers should find medium to long term solutions to assist farmers to manage the risk associated with extreme weather patterns while reducing the initial cost of transitioning towards sustainable farming models.

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Tsipras calls CAP budget cut “gift to populists and Eurosceptics”

Greece opposes the planned budget cuts for the EU’s agricultural policy after 2020 and aims to maintain the current funding for both pillars, the country’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared
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WTO US trade policy review finds US farm support mostly steady

While US farm support remains at a low level relative to other developed countries, the World Trade Organization (WTO) biennial trade policy review did find some shifts in the support provided.

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WTO US trade policy review finds US farm support mostly steady

While US farm support remains at a low level relative to other developed countries, the World Trade Organization (WTO) biennial trade policy review did find some shifts in the support provided.

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EU agriculture policy diary (December 17-21): Agrifish Council, and High-Level Forum Africa-Europe

Next week will be a relatively quiet one in preparation for the Christmas break for the EU institutions.

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UK will not use threat of food shortages in Ireland as Brexit leverage, May assures

The British government will not use threats of food shortages in Ireland as a tactic to strengthen its Brexit negotiating position, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said, rebuffing the controversial suggestion made by a fellow Conservative politician.

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Latest decision on plant patents welcomed by EuropaBio

Industry association Europabio has welcomed a decision by the European Patent Office (EPO) to abandon a new approach that would have prevented patents being granted to conventionally bred plants.

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Solutions needed to help farmers manage risk in transition towards climate-proof sustainable practices – COP24

Policy-makers should find medium to long term solutions to assist farmers to manage the risk associated with extreme weather patterns while reducing the initial cost of transitioning towards sustainable farming models.

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EU Council agrees common stance on the transparency of scientific studies on food safety

EU ambassadors have agreed the Council position on the regulation on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risks assessment in the food chain.

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EU agriculture policy diary (December 17-21): Agrifish Council, and High-Level Forum Africa-Europe

Next week will be a relatively quiet one in preparation for the Christmas break for the EU institutions.

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Brazil blames EU for impeding Mercosur trade talks

A top Brazilian official has declared that the South American bloc Mercosur is ready to close the trade agreement with the EU, but the talks have broken down again due to the unwillingness of the European Commission.

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EU retailers want negotiators to stick to Commission draft on UTPs

Retailers and wholesalers have warned the EU institutions not to distort beyond recognition the original Commission draft on unfair trading practices (UTPs) in the agri-food supply chain.

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Renewable Energy

Commission proposes new EU anti-dumping duties on Argentine biodiesel

The European Commission has proposed the re-introduction of anti-dumping duties on biodiesel from Argentina after collecting evidence that the cheap imports are unduly subsidised and pose a threat to local producers.

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Socialists and Democrats publish report on sustainable development in EU farming

The group of the Socialists and Democrats (S&Ds) of the European Parliament has put forward a reflection document on sustainable development including proposals "to resolve the social and ecological crisis" modern society is facing.

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France curbs palm oil, soy and beef imports to tackle deforestation

In a major move to combat global deforestation, French authorities have presented a strategy to limit the imports of agri-food products linked to the disappearance of forest areas.

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UK will not use threat of food shortages in Ireland as Brexit leverage, May assures

The British government will not use threats of food shortages in Ireland as a tactic to strengthen its Brexit negotiating position, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said, rebuffing the controversial suggestion made by a fellow Conservative politician.

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Post-Brexit UK could allow more widespread use of pesticides and deregulation, report warns

A new report has warned that the post-Brexit UK could end up bowing to the pro-pesticide lobby and using the withdrawal from the EU as an "opportunity to deregulate"

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EU Parliament says Brexit agreement not open to renegotiation

The Conference of Presidents, the governing body of the European Parliament, has reconfirmed its’ view that the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement with the UK cannot be renegotiated.

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