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Common Agricultural Policy

Direct Subsidies

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Green groups denounce being excluded from “last chance” CAP reform talks

Environmental organisations complain that they are not being represented at Council discussions on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, while they fear that the proposals on the table will fail to make the EU farming sector more sustainable.

CAP EU

EU agriculture policy diary: (September 24-28): Informal Agri Council and 12th EU Organic Congress

Next week EU Agriculture Ministers will gather in Vienna at the Informal Council to focus on fostering vibrant rural communities and high-quality food production, a theme Austria, which holds the Council presidency, has been keen to prioritise.

EU European Agricultural Policy

New WTO figures for EU show policy shifts – and the need for changes

The impact of the policy shifts implemented by the 2013 ‘Ciolos’ CAP reforms are visible in domestic support data recently submitted by the EU to the World Trade Organisation.

WTO Market Support

Commission adopts greening derogations for farmers affected by drought

The European Commission has officially adopted the derogations on certain greening rules relating to winter and catch crops which were granted earlier this summer.

EU European Agricultural Policy

"Public support measures hinder farmers’ uptake of risk management tools" – Global Food Forum

The adoption of risk management tools remains limited among European farmers, mainly due to a lack of financial support and a wide range of competing public aid measures, stakeholders have outlined at a major agri-food event.

Crop Insurance EU

Italy is “fighting” to increase CAP budget – Global Food Forum

The Italian government aims to maintain and even increase the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2020, public servants and farm representatives have declared at a major agri-food event.

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Rural Development

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Industry lobby accused of boycotting EU climate change policies

A leaked internal memo by the lobby representing national industry and employers’ organizations has been accused of wanting to derail EU climate change policy. 
EU European Agricultural Policy

"Public support measures hinder farmers’ uptake of risk management tools" – Global Food Forum

The adoption of risk management tools remains limited among European farmers, mainly due to a lack of financial support and a wide range of competing public aid measures, stakeholders have outlined at a major agri-food event.

Crop Insurance EU

Brexit and subsidiarity pose risks to future of CAP - analyst

The EU needs to maintain strong policy control over major issues such as climate change, biodiversity, animal health and food safety as well as resist any post-Brexit temptation to devolve too much power back to member states, according to a leading French CAP expert.

CAP Brexit

Polish parliament passes agricultural cooperatives law

The Polish parliament has passed a law to facilitate the setting up of agricultural cooperatives amid the government’s efforts to stimulate local competition against large international food producers and retail chains, according to senior cabinet officials.

Europe Poland

European Investment Bank provides €155 million worth of aid to Romanian farmers

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has selected four Romanian banks which will provide financing to local farmers under the first agricultural mandate for the country.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Juncker proposes new EU-Africa alliance – State of the Union speech

Europe and Africa should develop an economic partnership between equals and shake off the donor-recipient relations which have marked policies in the past decades, EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker has said.

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Market Support

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Sharp drop in sale volumes at latest SMP tender

The EU's campaign to dispose of its SMP intervention stockpile lost some momentum this week, with below-average sale volumes at the latest intervention tender.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Podcast: African Swine Fever in Belgium - markets impacts and animal health

The detection of African Swine Fever in Belgium has put western Europe on high alert for further outbreaks – what could it mean for the EU pig meat sector?

Animal Health Food Safety and Standards

New WTO figures for EU show policy shifts – and the need for changes

The impact of the policy shifts implemented by the 2013 ‘Ciolos’ CAP reforms are visible in domestic support data recently submitted by the EU to the World Trade Organisation.

WTO Market Support
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Budget & Financing

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Green groups denounce being excluded from “last chance” CAP reform talks

Environmental organisations complain that they are not being represented at Council discussions on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, while they fear that the proposals on the table will fail to make the EU farming sector more sustainable.

CAP EU

EU agriculture policy diary: (September 24-28): Informal Agri Council and 12th EU Organic Congress

Next week EU Agriculture Ministers will gather in Vienna at the Informal Council to focus on fostering vibrant rural communities and high-quality food production, a theme Austria, which holds the Council presidency, has been keen to prioritise.

EU European Agricultural Policy

CETA has increased trade flows by 7% in its first year - Commission

The initial trade results between the EU and Canada one year after the entry into force of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) show encouraging signs, the European Commission has announced.

EU Canada
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