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Common Agricultural Policy

Direct Subsidies

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Professor slams CAP direct payments in front of AGRI MEPs

There are no good arguments to justify the dominance of “unconditional” direct payments in the EU’s farming policies, a German academic has told Agriculture MEPs.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Council Presidency wants €10 billion more for Rural Development in next CAP

Under a new draft proposal, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) would get a slightly higher share of the EU budget for 2021-2027 than proposed by the European Commission.

EU European Agricultural Policy

CAP reform “will not be implemented before 2023 or 2024” – Global Food Forum

It will take three to four years before the next Common Agricultural Policy enters into force, participants at an event heard.

EU European Agricultural Policy

U.S. threatens France with 100% tariff on Champagne

The United State Trade Representative (USTR) is considering imposing additional tariffs of up to 100% on a variety of imported products from France, including Champagne and specialty cheeses, in response to the EU member state’s Digital Services Tax (DST).

Trade Disputes Market Support

WTO rejects EU stance in Airbus case as US tariffs loom

Claims of compliance by the European Union (EU) in an earlier World Trade Organization (WTO) decision faulting subsidies EU member states provide aircraft manufacturer Airbus were rejected Dec. 2 by a compliance panel, with the US poised to impose billions in new tariffs in the dispute.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: New Commission’s ‘Green Deal’ plan leaked, FDA says CBD not ‘GRAS’

The new European Commission under President Ursula von der Leyen will start work today (December 2) on fleshing out policies that will shape the EU food and agriculture sector for the next five years.

Environment and Conservation CAP
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Rural Development

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Professor slams CAP direct payments in front of AGRI MEPs

There are no good arguments to justify the dominance of “unconditional” direct payments in the EU’s farming policies, a German academic has told Agriculture MEPs.

EU European Agricultural Policy

European biodiversity still dropping “at catastrophic rate”, says report

Agricultural practices continue to cause a decline in biodiversity across Europe and “at a catastrophic rate”, a report published by the European Environment Agency states.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Council Presidency wants €10 billion more for Rural Development in next CAP

Under a new draft proposal, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) would get a slightly higher share of the EU budget for 2021-2027 than proposed by the European Commission.

EU European Agricultural Policy

CAP reform risks clashing with new EU food policy, leading AGRI MEP warns

Letting member states tailor their approach to agricultural policy could limit EU-wide progress in its new approach to sustainable food, according to German MEP Norbert Lins, the chair of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee (AGRI).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Czech Prime Minister in conflict of interest over CAP funds, Commission finds

An EU audit confirms that Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babišis is in a conflict of interest because he maintained ties to his business empire, local media have reported.

Czech Republic EU

Major chocolate companies want stronger EU regulation for cocoa sector

Three of the biggest chocolate companies in the world called on the EU today (November 2) to introduce new legislation ensuring the entire sector supports sustainable cocoa production.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
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Market Support

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EU ‘ineffective’ in helping agriculture weather economic storms

EU payments to help farmers deal with situations like trade wars, plant or animal diseases, extreme weather or low food prices have struggled to work effectively, according to a new European Court of Auditors (ECA) report.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Environment MEPs want stronger pesticide reduction in the next CAP

Current EU policies to protect pollinators are too weak to protect biodiversity and a stronger approach is needed in agricultural policy, according to the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI).

EU European Agricultural Policy

U.S. threatens France with 100% tariff on Champagne

The United State Trade Representative (USTR) is considering imposing additional tariffs of up to 100% on a variety of imported products from France, including Champagne and specialty cheeses, in response to the EU member state’s Digital Services Tax (DST).

Trade Disputes Market Support
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Budget & Financing

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Professor slams CAP direct payments in front of AGRI MEPs

There are no good arguments to justify the dominance of “unconditional” direct payments in the EU’s farming policies, a German academic has told Agriculture MEPs.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU ‘ineffective’ in helping agriculture weather economic storms

EU payments to help farmers deal with situations like trade wars, plant or animal diseases, extreme weather or low food prices have struggled to work effectively, according to a new European Court of Auditors (ECA) report.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Council Presidency wants €10 billion more for Rural Development in next CAP

Under a new draft proposal, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) would get a slightly higher share of the EU budget for 2021-2027 than proposed by the European Commission.

EU European Agricultural Policy
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