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EU agriculture policy diary (January 27-31): AGRIFISH Council to discuss Green Deal

EU agriculture ministers will discuss farmers’ role in the European Green Deal, the bloc’s new strategy to become climate neutral by 2050.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Paying agencies want two-year adjustment period for CAP reform

Public administrators are positive about the European Commission’s vision for the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), but say they need enough time to adapt their systems

EU Germany

Croatia hoping for greener CAP but fears shrinking EU budget will stall progress

The Croatian presidency of the Council of the EU wants greener measures in the next Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), but the country’s farming minister fears the bloc’s next budget will restrict this ambition.

EU European Agricultural Policy

In Davos, Trump again threatens more tariffs on EU, pushes WTO reform

New tariffs will be imposed on European Union (EU) automobiles unless progress is made on key trade issues and the US will continue to push for reforms at the World Trade Organization (WTO), President Donald Trump told reporters at a Wednesday (Jan. 22) news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

EU banks helped mafia hide millions in CAP funds, police report claims

The Sicilian mafia set up a “complex trail of bank accounts” to make the farming subsidies they defrauded from the EU harder to trace, Italian police reports allege.

EU Italy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Luxembourg to ban glyphosate, Italy cracks down on Mafia, Mexico-US trade deal approved

A major operation against the Sicilian mafia over alleged fraud with EU funds intended for farmers was carried out last week by the Italian authorities.

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Rural Development

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Paying agencies want two-year adjustment period for CAP reform

Public administrators are positive about the European Commission’s vision for the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), but say they need enough time to adapt their systems

EU Germany

EU-Mercosur deal risks deepening extraction of natural resources – report

The EU-Mercosur trade deal risks worsening environmental issues in Brazil, damaging human health and dismantling rural value chains, a new study claims.

EU Mercosur

MEPs demand biodiversity targets to better protect nature

Parliamentarians voted on their position for the EU’s biodiversity strategy for 2030 ahead of an international conference, hoping to reverse the decline of nature around the world.
EU International

Agriculture bill introduced into UK Parliament, government criticizes “unfair” CAP

The Agriculture Bill has been relaunched in the UK Parliament today with promises of using money to encourage farmers to be more environmental. The UK is among the least forested areas in Europe with roughly 13% coverage and a drastically reduced mammal and insect population.

 

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

China refreshes subsidy policy for agriculture in 2020

A spectrum of subsidised activities announced by the Chinese government may have an impact on machinery suppliers, animal feed manufacturers and soybean exporters.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

EU soil degradation costs €97 billion a year – report

Rewarding sustainable farming practices could improve the quality of European soils, which is costing the EU billions of euro, a recent report has found.

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Market Support

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Estonian agricultural company ordered to repay state aid

Estonian agricultural company AS Tartu Agro is being asked to repay more than a million euros in state aid following an investigation by the European Commission.

 

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Germany wants EU label for top animal welfare standards

Germany wants a new EU label linked to higher animal welfare standards to help increase profits for livestock farmers and spread best practices, but the criteria for such a scheme risks creating tensions between member states.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

EU agriculture policy diary (January 27-31): AGRIFISH Council to discuss Green Deal

EU agriculture ministers will discuss farmers’ role in the European Green Deal, the bloc’s new strategy to become climate neutral by 2050.

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Budget & Financing

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Commission expresses “serious concerns” about rapid spread of ASF

The latest detection of African Swine Fever (ASF) close to the German border is worrying the EU’s political leaders.

EU Asia Pacific

Estonian agricultural company ordered to repay state aid

Estonian agricultural company AS Tartu Agro is being asked to repay more than a million euros in state aid following an investigation by the European Commission.

 

European Agricultural Policy Estonia

MEPs aim to adopt position on CAP transition by end of April

The MEP leading the work on the CAP transition hopes to start negotiations with the Council on these files in three months.

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