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Set Alert for Brexit

CAP needs to become more efficient, ECA President says

The EU’s farming subsidies should become more linked to results to increase their efficiency and save money, the head of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has declared.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Any extension of Article 50 “must ensure more orderly Brexit”, says food industry

European food and agriculture organisations have today said that any extension of the Article 50 process by which the UK withdraws from the EU must “provide a more orderly withdrawal and therefore predictability to operators”

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Commission has no transition plan ready to deal with CAP reform delay, says Hogan

The European Commission has not worked out any transitional arrangements to cope with a possible delay in the CAP reform process, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has revealed.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Funding proposals, UTPs law passes Parliament, UK announces Brexit tariff plan

US agriculture organizations have responded with dismay at proposed cuts to farm program funding in the Trump administration’s FY 2020 budget, but food safety programs could see an increase.

Crop Insurance Food Safety and Standards

UK's plans to drop tariffs “could breach WTO rules”, EU farm chief says

The UK’s plans to drop import tariffs on goods entering Northern Ireland from the Irish Republic in the event of a no deal Brexit could breach international trade law, Phil Hogan, the EU’s Commissioner for Agriculture, has warned.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

EU agriculture policy diary (March 18-22): CAP reform, Brexit

Agriculture Ministers and MEPs will continue their work on the upcoming reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) before EU-27 leaders make a crucial decision on the Brexit negotiations.

EU United Kingdom

EU opens Brexit portal for agri-food as Hogan says "EU won't buckle"

The European Commission has a created a portal on agri-food issues with links to meetings and legal information related to the UK’s departure from the European Union, as both Brussels and London scramble to prepare for multiple eventualities.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

UK to seek three-month delay to Brexit

The United Kingdom is to ask the EU to delay its exit from the Union until at least June 30 – or significantly longer if a Withdrawal Agreement is not finally approved by the UK Parliament by the middle of next week.

Brexit Political

UK commits to delaying EU exit, but still no sign of UK-EU deal

The UK is to seek a delay in its date of exit from the EU, following a vote in the House of Commons this evening to rule out the option of leaving the EU without a deal.

Brexit Political
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