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“Unacceptable” US tariffs are already hurting Spanish olive producers, says Commission

The European Commission has condemned the United States’ decision to impose high tariffs on Spanish olives as “unacceptable” and a “protectionist measure”, explaining that the move is already having drastic consequences for local producers.

Trade Disputes EU

Commission proposes annual reduction in direct payments to finance “Crisis Reserve”

The European Commission has adopted a proposal to reduce spending on support for farmers for the financial year 2019 to finance the so-called Crisis Reserve.

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Forest representatives warn that renewable energy rule review could hinder bio-economy

The recast of the renewable energy directive (RED II) must not hinder the development of the bioeconomic especially in rural areas, EU forest owners, managers and farmers have said.

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Trade Policy

Cheap imports after Brexit will threaten UK food and farming standards - report

Brexit Food Safety and Standards

GI protection will be most challenging part of trade talks with Australia, says EU Commissioner

The protection of Geographical Indications is likely to become the most difficult chapter of the trade negotiations with Australia, but the EU is well-prepared to obtain a good outcome, the bloc’s trading chief Cecilia Malmström has declared.

Trade Agreements Geographical Indications

MEP backs bottle size waiver for Japanese shochu to ease EU-Japan FTA

Romanian centre right MEP Adina-Ioana Vălean is backing a Commission proposal to offer a waiver from EU rules on bottle sizes for the Japanese spirit drink shochu to help ease a future EU-Japan free trade agreement (FTA) in a report to be discussed in the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on 20 June.

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Cheap imports after Brexit will threaten UK food and farming standards - report

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Dutch organic farms used 15 forbidden substances to produce eggs

Sixty Dutch farms producing organic eggs were found to have illegally used fifteen pesticides and disinfectants, according to the association Foodwatch.

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Forest representatives warn that renewable energy rule review could hinder bio-economy

The recast of the renewable energy directive (RED II) must not hinder the development of the bioeconomic especially in rural areas, EU forest owners, managers and farmers have said.

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Environment & Conservation

Cheap imports after Brexit will threaten UK food and farming standards - report

Brexit Food Safety and Standards

Forest representatives warn that renewable energy rule review could hinder bio-economy

The recast of the renewable energy directive (RED II) must not hinder the development of the bioeconomic especially in rural areas, EU forest owners, managers and farmers have said.

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EU agri-policy diary (June 18 – 22): CAP reform, pesticides and veterinary medicines

Agriculture Ministers are travelling to Luxembourg to further discuss the future of the EU’s agricultural policies, while MEPs are staying in Brussels to vote on new rules on pesticides and veterinary medicinal products.

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Renewable Energy

Forest representatives warn that renewable energy rule review could hinder bio-economy

The recast of the renewable energy directive (RED II) must not hinder the development of the bioeconomic especially in rural areas, EU forest owners, managers and farmers have said.

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EU institutions strike a deal on renewable energy targets, palm oil phase-out

The three EU institutions have agreed a deal whereby EU countries will no longer be forced to subsidise food-based biofuels to meet the EU’s future green energy targets.

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French farmers block biofuel plants to protest palm oil imports

The French national farmers’ union is organising a four-day blockade of oil refineries across France to protest against a major oil and gas company’s plan to use imported palm oil for the production of biofuels.

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Brexit

Cheap imports after Brexit will threaten UK food and farming standards - report

Brexit Food Safety and Standards

Agro-forestry trials needed to improve farm productivity after Brexit, says report

The UK should set up major agro-forestry trials before its withdrawal from the EU in order to boost agricultural productivity and environmental protection, a nature conservation group has recommended.

Brexit Environment and Conservation

UK set to abandon aid ‘capping’ plan after Brexit

The United Kingdom government is set to step back from its earlier pledge to impose a cap on direct payments to the largest farmers in England after Brexit, in favour of a more graduated ‘siphon’ of payments across all farm sizes.

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