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Austrian Council Presidency outlines agriculture priorities to member states

Within the next six months, Austria’s chairmanship of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council will focus on making progress in the interinstitutional discussions on the post-2020 CAP reform and reaching an agreement on the new rules against unfair trading practices.

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Austrian Council Presidency outlines agriculture priorities to member states

Within the next six months, Austria’s chairmanship of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council will focus on making progress in the interinstitutional discussions on the post-2020 CAP reform and reaching an agreement on the new rules against unfair trading practices.

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France and Germany demand to maintain CAP budget “at current level”

The Agriculture Ministers of France and Germany have announced that they oppose the European Commission’s planned cuts in the EU’s farming subsidies and aim to keep the agricultural policy budget stable after the UK leaves the bloc.

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Baltic states demand to end “unfair competition” caused by CAP subsidies

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have reiterated their demands to equalise the direct payment amounts received by farmers in different member states, as they see it as essential to ensure a level-playing field on the EU’s agri-food market.

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EU and Japan create massive free trade zone

A wide-ranging trade and cooperation deal that the EU and Japan signed on 17 July will create a free trade zone covering over 600 million people, ending some €1 billion in export duties that European firms currently pay annually, with Europe’s agri-food sector expected to be one of the main winners.

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US targets retaliatory tariffs by EU, China, others in latest WTO complaints

The US took aim at retaliatory tariffs put in place against its goods in response to its own steel and aluminum duties, filing five separate complaints against China, the European Union (EU), Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization (WTO) July 16.

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Brazil, EU and Russia clash at WTO over meat trade issues

Issues related to the global trade in meat products dominated the agenda at last week’s meeting of the World Trade Organization’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) committee – with Brazil, the EU and Russia all clashing over costly import restrictions.

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Austrian Council Presidency outlines agriculture priorities to member states

Within the next six months, Austria’s chairmanship of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council will focus on making progress in the interinstitutional discussions on the post-2020 CAP reform and reaching an agreement on the new rules against unfair trading practices.

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EU Ministers back Romania’s plea for ASF financial aid

Member states have endorsed an appeal by Romania to set up exceptional measures and financial assistance to support pig farmers in areas hit by African Swine Fever (ASF).
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Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

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Austrian Council Presidency outlines agriculture priorities to member states

Within the next six months, Austria’s chairmanship of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council will focus on making progress in the interinstitutional discussions on the post-2020 CAP reform and reaching an agreement on the new rules against unfair trading practices.

EU European Agricultural Policy

France and Germany demand to maintain CAP budget “at current level”

The Agriculture Ministers of France and Germany have announced that they oppose the European Commission’s planned cuts in the EU’s farming subsidies and aim to keep the agricultural policy budget stable after the UK leaves the bloc.

CAP Budget and Financing

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

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Renewable Energy

EPA chief Pruitt exits as ethics woes reach fever pitch

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned yesterday (July 5), after proving unable to stem a flood of ethics allegations which have dogged his tenure at the agency.

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EU agri-policy diary (June 25-29): Brexit, nitrate pollution

This week will see national leaders gather in Brussels to take stock of the progress made in the Brexit negotiations and agree on the next steps forward, while Environment MEPs are set to assess member states’ measures to protect water sources from agricultural nitrate pollution.

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Food and beverage sector highly exposed to depletion of natural resources, warns insurer

The food and beverage sector along with oil and gas, mining, and transportation rank highest in terms exposure to the risk of consumption and waste of natural resources, according to a new report by insurer Allianz.

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Brexit

Brexit White Paper welcomed by agri-food industry

The food and farming industries have welcomed the content of the UK Government’s Brexit White Paper, which sets out plans for a UK-EU free trade area abiding by a “common rulebook” and without a hard border with Northern Ireland.

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England should replace EU’s “unduly precise” farm inspection rules after Brexit - FIRR

The inspection requirements for the EU’s Common Agricultural are too rigid, leading to a lack of trust between farmers and regulators, and should therefore be radically changed by a more flexible regulatory regime after Brexit, a UK review commission recommends.

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Brexit White Paper published laying out envisaged partnership with EU

A White Paper detailing what sort of relationship the UK government wants with the EU following the country’s departure from the Bloc next March has now been published. The White Paper looks to avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland, which has been a major concern of the food and agriculture industries, and maintain cooperation with EU regulators to ensure continuing food safety.

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