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Common Agricultural Policy

Direct Subsidies

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CAP Crisis reserve should become “more readily available” – Agrifish Council

As crises will be a recurrent feature of EU agriculture in the years to come, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) crisis reserve should be triggered easily and in an automatic fashion, a number of member states have declared.

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Export competition and more discussed at WTO ag session

Ideas and background information were exchanged in a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Agriculture that focused on export competition, export restrictions and market access.

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Hogan defends CAP Strategic Plans against dairy sector ‘renationalisation’ concerns

EU agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has been forced to defend the European Commission’s plans for individual policy programmes at national level as a core part of the new CAP for 2021-27, amidst repeated concerns that the plan will negatively affect the ‘level playing field’ on the EU Single Market.

Trade Agreements Labeling

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.

Brexit Trade Agreements

Parliament votes to maintain CAP funds in next EU budget

In their position on the post-2020 EU budget, members of the European Parliament demand to maintain the current agricultural policy funding for the EU-27 countries in real terms.

Budget and Financing CAP

US contends India exceeding its WTO commitments on cotton subsidies

The US is again contesting actions by India at the World Trade Organization (WTO), this time focusing on the key crop of cotton.

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Rural Development

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CAP Crisis reserve should become “more readily available” – Agrifish Council

As crises will be a recurrent feature of EU agriculture in the years to come, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) crisis reserve should be triggered easily and in an automatic fashion, a number of member states have declared.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU agriculture policy diary (November 19-23): CAP reform, pesticides and EU-Africa trade

The week ahead will kick off on Monday with the gathering of EU Agriculture ministers in the Agrifish Council.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Parliament votes to maintain CAP funds in next EU budget

In their position on the post-2020 EU budget, members of the European Parliament demand to maintain the current agricultural policy funding for the EU-27 countries in real terms.

Budget and Financing CAP

EU animal welfare has made strides, but weaknesses linger on – ECA report

EU actions to improve animal welfare still show some weaknesses in compliance with minimum standards, and better links could still be made to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), a new report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has found.

EU European Agricultural Policy

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.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Agricultural area decreased the most in Europe out of all OECD countries

Agricultural area has shrunk in Europe by an average of 13% between 1961 and 2010 with an increased specialization in the distribution of land, a new study has found.

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Market Support

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Export competition and more discussed at WTO ag session

Ideas and background information were exchanged in a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Agriculture that focused on export competition, export restrictions and market access.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Hogan defends CAP Strategic Plans against dairy sector ‘renationalisation’ concerns

EU agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has been forced to defend the European Commission’s plans for individual policy programmes at national level as a core part of the new CAP for 2021-27, amidst repeated concerns that the plan will negatively affect the ‘level playing field’ on the EU Single Market.

Trade Agreements Labeling

US contends India exceeding its WTO commitments on cotton subsidies

The US is again contesting actions by India at the World Trade Organization (WTO), this time focusing on the key crop of cotton.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy
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Budget & Financing

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CAP Crisis reserve should become “more readily available” – Agrifish Council

As crises will be a recurrent feature of EU agriculture in the years to come, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) crisis reserve should be triggered easily and in an automatic fashion, a number of member states have declared.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Export competition and more discussed at WTO ag session

Ideas and background information were exchanged in a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Agriculture that focused on export competition, export restrictions and market access.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

EU farmers ask for less stringent rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers

Ahead of the trilogue taking place next week among the three EU institutions, EU agriculture representatives have called for more lenient rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers leaving farmers enough time to adjust to changing circumstances.

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