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European Agriculture Policy

CAP Monitor

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European Greens want EU-Mercosur trade deal scrapped

The European Greens have called for an end of the EU-Mercosur trade deal until it effectively protects workers, people’s health, the environment and human rights.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU supports new actions to develop GIs in Africa

New policy measures have been agreed to help establish Geographical Indications (GIs) in Africa next year.

Middle East and Africa EU

European petition to phase out pesticides by 2035 kicks off shortly

A petition drafted by European beekeeping and environmental groups that seeks a complete ban on agrochemical use over the next 15 years is due to start collecting signatures from November 25.

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Trade Policy

EU supports new actions to develop GIs in Africa

New policy measures have been agreed to help establish Geographical Indications (GIs) in Africa next year.

Middle East and Africa EU

Another boost for Brazil as China and Saudi Arabia approve more meat plants

China has authorized another 13 Brazilian meatpacking plants to supply it with pork, beef and poultry, Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina confirmed today (November 12).

Markets Food Safety and Standards

Norwegian agreement looks to decrease agricultural emissions by 5 million tonnes

The Norwegian government and the agricultural organisations Norwegian Farmers' Association and the Norwegian Farmers' and Small Farmers' Association have signed a “letter of intent” to work towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increased carbon capture from agriculture.

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Farm Policy

EU livestock sector seeks support for EP intergroup

EU animal farming groups are pushing MEPs to set up a platform for “fair and balanced debates” on the future of livestock production in the bloc.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EFSA proposes measures to reduce poultry suffering pre-slaughter

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has proposed measures that it says will reduce suffering for poultry prior to slaughter.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

European Greens want EU-Mercosur trade deal scrapped

The European Greens have called for an end of the EU-Mercosur trade deal until it effectively protects workers, people’s health, the environment and human rights.

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Environment & Conservation

EU livestock sector seeks support for EP intergroup

EU animal farming groups are pushing MEPs to set up a platform for “fair and balanced debates” on the future of livestock production in the bloc.

EU European Agricultural Policy

European Greens want EU-Mercosur trade deal scrapped

The European Greens have called for an end of the EU-Mercosur trade deal until it effectively protects workers, people’s health, the environment and human rights.

EU European Agricultural Policy

European petition to phase out pesticides by 2035 kicks off shortly

A petition drafted by European beekeeping and environmental groups that seeks a complete ban on agrochemical use over the next 15 years is due to start collecting signatures from November 25.

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Renewable Energy

EU farmers defend climate actions ahead of Informal Council

The EU’s main farming association is highlighting the climate actions undertaken by farmers to battle the “distorted picture” painted of the sector.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Malaysia tries to woo UK on post-Brexit palm oil policies

Malaysia’s prime minister has called for the UK to move away from the EU’s critical stance on palm oil when it leaves the bloc later this year.

EU Malaysia

US, China clash over US compliance ruling at WTO DSB meeting

The US and China tussled over the adoption of an Appellate Body decision on US non-compliance with a dispute panel ruling about various countervailing duty investigations while requests for dispute panels were granted to probe India's sugar subsides during an August 15 meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB).

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Brexit

UK government pledges to allow four times more migrant farm workers

A new Conservative Government would quadruple the annual immigration quota for non-EU seasonal farm workers next year, the UK’s agriculture minister has said.

United Kingdom International

EU wine sector will “need years to recover” from US Airbus tariffs – event

The punitive 25% tariffs imposed by the US are “very costly” and pose serious problems for EU wine exporters, the sector’s representatives have said.  

EU United States

Commission proposes one-year CAP transition

The European Commission has published the draft rules to extend the existing agricultural policy measures to 2021.

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