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Set Alert for Brexit

EU agriculture policy diary (October 21-25): Brexit and bees

Last Thursday (October 17), Boris Johnson was finally able to reach an agreement with the EU on how the UK would leave the bloc, but Brexit won’t be leaving the headlines anytime soon with more events unfolding next week.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Breakthrough Brexit deal offers hope to agri-food sector – but fears still persist

The United Kingdom has finally reached agreement with the EU on revised terms for its departure from the Union, and on the basis of its subsequent future partnership. But as things stand, there is still no certainty as to whether any of the provisions agreed will actually come into effect as planned at the end of this month – or at all.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

EU and UK reach 'fair and balanced' Brexit deal

An agreement has been reached between the European Commission and the United Kingdom on a Brexit withdrawal agreement, with the EU Council, European and British parliaments set to scrutinise the legal text in the coming days.

Brexit Trade Agreements

ASF poses “serious risk” to European pigmeat market, Hogan warns

Any further spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) within the EU could have a “severe impact” on domestic pigmeat producers, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has warned.

EU Asia Pacific

EU auditors say EFSA’s financial management is “clean”

The European Court of Auditors October 15 declared financial management at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to be “clean” with no discrepancies found worthy of comments in an annual report covering all 41 EU agencies.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Wojciechowski wins over MEPs, US tariff fall out, JBS under the spotlight

A much-improved performance by Janusz Wojciechowski saw Poland’s EU agriculture Commissioner-designate convince members of the European Parliament’s AGRI committee that he is the right person for the job, following a second hearing last week.

CAP Budget and Financing

Commission says it’s “time to decide” on next EU budget

The European Commission keeps putting pressure on co-legislators to reach a final agreement on the next EU budget by the end of the year.

EU European Agricultural Policy

UK farms suffer labour shortages amid no-deal Brexit fears

Fears and uncertainties over a no-deal Brexit have made the UK a less attractive destination for seasonal workers from other EU countries.

United Kingdom EU

Ireland sets aside €1 billion as buffer against no-deal Brexit

The Irish government’s 2020 budget is designed to help the country prepare for a no-deal Brexit and includes a substantial share for the agri-food industry.

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