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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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EU farmers ask for less stringent rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers

Ahead of the trilogue taking place next week among the three EU institutions, EU agriculture representatives have called for more lenient rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers leaving farmers enough time to adjust to changing circumstances.

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Hogan defends CAP Strategic Plans against dairy sector ‘renationalisation’ concerns

EU agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has been forced to defend the European Commission’s plans for individual policy programmes at national level as a core part of the new CAP for 2021-27, amidst repeated concerns that the plan will negatively affect the ‘level playing field’ on the EU Single Market.

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EU agriculture policy diary (November 19-23): CAP reform, pesticides and EU-Africa trade

The week ahead will kick off on Monday with the gathering of EU Agriculture ministers in the Agrifish Council.

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Trade Policy

MEPs pressure Commission to suspend EU-Mercosur trade talks

European opponents of an EU-Mercosur deal have seized on comments made by Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro to push their case for a suspension of talks on a trade deal between the two blocs.

Trade Agreements Geographical Indications

Hogan defends CAP Strategic Plans against dairy sector ‘renationalisation’ concerns

EU agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has been forced to defend the European Commission’s plans for individual policy programmes at national level as a core part of the new CAP for 2021-27, amidst repeated concerns that the plan will negatively affect the ‘level playing field’ on the EU Single Market.

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EU agriculture policy diary (November 19-23): CAP reform, pesticides and EU-Africa trade

The week ahead will kick off on Monday with the gathering of EU Agriculture ministers in the Agrifish Council.

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Farm Policy

EU farmers ask for less stringent rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers

Ahead of the trilogue taking place next week among the three EU institutions, EU agriculture representatives have called for more lenient rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers leaving farmers enough time to adjust to changing circumstances.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Hogan defends CAP Strategic Plans against dairy sector ‘renationalisation’ concerns

EU agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has been forced to defend the European Commission’s plans for individual policy programmes at national level as a core part of the new CAP for 2021-27, amidst repeated concerns that the plan will negatively affect the ‘level playing field’ on the EU Single Market.

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Pesticide residues found in more than 80% of European agricultural soils

Researchers have discovered a multitude of pesticide residues in samples of European farming soil, which mostly involved compounds of glyphosate and even a forbidden substance.

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Environment & Conservation

MEPs pressure Commission to suspend EU-Mercosur trade talks

European opponents of an EU-Mercosur deal have seized on comments made by Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro to push their case for a suspension of talks on a trade deal between the two blocs.

Trade Agreements Geographical Indications

Podcast: Food and drink levies - public health and climate solution, or 'stealth tax'?

The topic of taxing certain food and drink products to change consumer behaviour has become one of the most hotly-contested debates in public health policy around the globe 
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EU farmers ask for less stringent rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers

Ahead of the trilogue taking place next week among the three EU institutions, EU agriculture representatives have called for more lenient rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers leaving farmers enough time to adjust to changing circumstances.

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Renewable Energy

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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MEPs back phase out of biofuels from palm and soybean oil

The European Parliament has confirmed the provisional agreement reached with the Council in June to end subsidies for food-based biofuels and the contribution of renewables to the EU’s energy mix.

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Will trade goals restrict Bolsonaro’s plans to loosen environmental protections?

Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro has been lauded by agribusiness and lambasted by environmentalists, but what impact is he likely to have on the country’s farming sector and lucrative agri-food exports?

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Brexit

EU dairy executives urge acceptance of ‘far from perfect’ Brexit deal

Senior European dairy trade executives echoed similar views on the UK’s under-fire Brexit Withdrawal Agreement with the EU at this week’s European Dairy Association Annual Convention in Dublin this week – far from perfect, but much better than most of the alternatives.

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Mutiny in the UK government ranks while May presents draft withdrawal deal to Commons

Two members of the UK government have resigned in protest over the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement which was unveiled last night.

Brexit Geographical Indications

UK set to remain close to EU agri-food market under new Brexit deal – if approved

The United Kingdom will stay part of a ‘Single Customs Union’ with the EU for as long as is necessary post-Brexit to resolve the Irish border question – thus preventing the UK from doing its own Free Trade Agreements with third countries for agricultural and other products for a potentially indefinite period of time after 2020.

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