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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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Commission deploys satellite data to assess compliance with CAP rules

Land observation data derived from Copernicus satellites will be used to automatically assess farmers’ compliance with CAP rules and could even fully replace physical field visits conducted by public authorities.

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Slovak President wants to “restore law and order” to prevent CAP subsidy abuse

Law and order needs to be restored in Slovak agriculture, the country’s President Andrej Kiska has declared, after the national paying agency has come under fire over revelations about subsidy abuse by criminal organisations.

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European Commission sets up expert group on rural Africa

The European Commission has set up “Task Force Rural Africa” (TFRA), a group of experts who will provide advice and recommendations on boosting Europe’s partnership with the African food and farming sectors.
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Hundreds of Indonesian community leaders unite against palm oil for biofuels

More than two hundred Indonesian leaders of indigenous communities, farmers’ unions, smallholder organizations and human rights groups, have signed a petition addressed to the EU Council and the Indonesian Presidency against the use of palm oil in biofuels.
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European Commission sets up expert group on rural Africa

The European Commission has set up “Task Force Rural Africa” (TFRA), a group of experts who will provide advice and recommendations on boosting Europe’s partnership with the African food and farming sectors.
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Direct payments should go to active farmers delivering public goods – EESC opinion

Direct payments should only go to active farmers and agricultural enterprises which are involved in agricultural production and deliver public goods, according to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). 
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Farm Policy

EU consumers have the biggest potential to reduce food waste

EU consumers and households can contribute the most towards reducing food waste and implementing the circular economy package, the EU health and food safety Commissioner said. 
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Lack of coherent EU food policy blocks transition to sustainable farming - report

Due to the absence of a coherent framework, the EU’s food-related policies are failing to adequately preserve the environment and make the farming sector more sustainable, new research has found.

CAP Food Policy

Direct payments should go to active farmers delivering public goods – EESC opinion

Direct payments should only go to active farmers and agricultural enterprises which are involved in agricultural production and deliver public goods, according to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). 
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Environment & Conservation

EU consumers have the biggest potential to reduce food waste

EU consumers and households can contribute the most towards reducing food waste and implementing the circular economy package, the EU health and food safety Commissioner said. 
EU European Agricultural Policy

Hundreds of Indonesian community leaders unite against palm oil for biofuels

More than two hundred Indonesian leaders of indigenous communities, farmers’ unions, smallholder organizations and human rights groups, have signed a petition addressed to the EU Council and the Indonesian Presidency against the use of palm oil in biofuels.
EU European Agricultural Policy

European Commission sets up expert group on rural Africa

The European Commission has set up “Task Force Rural Africa” (TFRA), a group of experts who will provide advice and recommendations on boosting Europe’s partnership with the African food and farming sectors.
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Renewable Energy

EU agri-policy diary (May 21-25): Foreign Affairs Council on trade and EU Green Week 2018

Next week the Foreign Affairs Council is expected to adopt a decision recommending the opening of negotiations on free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand. 
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Do not drive crop-based biofuels out of the market – Visegrad Group+3 declaration

No proposal to force crop-based biofuels out of the market should be accepted, as that would be a step in the wrong direction away from the Paris Agreement, according to a statement signed by Eastern European countries.

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Irish citizens’ proposal for agricultural carbon tax is a ‘no go’ for farmers

A proposal from the Irish Citizens' Assembly's to introduce a tax on agricultural emissions in Ireland has drawn sharp criticism from the country’s main farming organisations, who call the measure a “no go” and a “completely daft idea”.

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Direct payments should go to active farmers delivering public goods – EESC opinion

Direct payments should only go to active farmers and agricultural enterprises which are involved in agricultural production and deliver public goods, according to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). 
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Analysis: Commission draft raises prospect of no WTO quota deal by Brexit Day

The most revealing part of the European Union Commission’s proposed decision on talks with other World Trade Organization (WTO) members is the prospect of no agreement on agricultural tariff quotas by next March, when the UK leaves the EU.

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US-UK trade agreement could 'destroy large parts of British farming', study warns

A new report has highlighted major concerns surrounding a potential UK-US free trade deal after Brexit, as it concludes that such an agreement is unlikely to bring major benefits for the UK while it “could destroy large parts of British farming”.

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