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EU austerity measures made Greece violate human right to food - report

Creditor-imposed austerity reforms have led to an increase in rural poverty and food insecurity in Greece, leading the country to violate its people’s right to food, an international research and advocacy body has concluded.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Commission refuses to intervene on agricultural markets

Despite the challenges posed by this summer’s drought and African Swine Fever, the situation on EU agricultural markets is now relatively stable and does not justify any market intervention, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has told national Ministers.

Markets Market Support

Agri-food sector “can deliver on growth and jobs” for burgeoning African population

The agri-food sector could play a pivotal role in the development of Africa and the creation of jobs to employ a sky-rocketing population, a lead public policy advisor has said.

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Parliament and Council agree cadmium limits and organic fertilisers

The Parliament and EU Council have agreed new rules which will make it easier for organic and waste-based fertilisers to access the single market.

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Agri-food sector “can deliver on growth and jobs” for burgeoning African population

The agri-food sector could play a pivotal role in the development of Africa and the creation of jobs to employ a sky-rocketing population, a lead public policy advisor has said.

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Cambodian rice producer urges EU to reconsider tariffs

One of the Cambodia’s largest rice producers has appealed to the European Commission to reverse its decision to impose tariffs on the commodity’s imports from the country.

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Farm Policy

Parliament and Council agree cadmium limits and organic fertilisers

The Parliament and EU Council have agreed new rules which will make it easier for organic and waste-based fertilisers to access the single market.

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EU to make new call for WTO panel in pork dispute with Russia

The EU will this week renew its request for the establishment of a WTO panel to assess whether Russia has complied with a ruling against its ban on EU pork and other pig products.

Trade Disputes European Agricultural Policy

EU fertiliser producers call on Commission to reinstate higher duties on Russian ammonium nitrate

The EU fertiliser industry has voiced its concern over the Commission’s decision to reduce the anti-dumping duty on ammonium nitrate originating from the Russian Federation.

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Environment & Conservation

Parliament and Council agree cadmium limits and organic fertilisers

The Parliament and EU Council have agreed new rules which will make it easier for organic and waste-based fertilisers to access the single market.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Agri-food sector “can deliver on growth and jobs” for burgeoning African population

The agri-food sector could play a pivotal role in the development of Africa and the creation of jobs to employ a sky-rocketing population, a lead public policy advisor has said.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Opinion: Will UK supermarket Iceland’s palm oil ban help reduce orangutan deaths?

Iceland, the UK supermarket chain, has been labelled “hypocritical” by Malaysia’s Minister of Primary Industries for generating publicity using an old Greenpeace anti-palm oil TV advert.

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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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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.

Brexit Trade Agreements

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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