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Common Agricultural Policy

Direct Subsidies

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COVID-19: EU farming ministers want more support for agri-food sector

EU agriculture ministers are working on a new list of measures aimed at helping the bloc's farmers cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

EU European Agricultural Policy

FAO assesses global impact of COVID-19 on food and agriculture

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said measures should be taken quickly to protect the most food-insecure people in the world and keep global food supply chains alive to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across the food system.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Scotland will not enforce CAP greening requirement

Scottish farmers are not expected to meet the CAP’s crop diversification conditions this year, local authorities have announced.

United Kingdom EU

Agriculture and COVID-19: ‘Beef farmers will feel the pinch sooner or later’

The coronavirus pandemic has seen border restrictions imposed across the world and they look set to disrupt agri-food supply chains for months to come. To explore some real and potential impacts, IHS Markit is talking to farmers navigating these unchartered waters – starting with Sean Roddy, a beef farmer from Kildare, Ireland.

EU European Agricultural Policy

COVID-19: Croatia mobilises Council of the EU for specific agri-food support

The Croatian Council Presidency is mobilising member states around a call for dedicated EU support to help farmers deal with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, a document leaked to IHS Markit shows.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Commission allows all EU member states to postpone CAP deadlines over COVID-19

The European Commission is giving all EU farmers more time for their CAP subsidy applications to help them deal with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Rural Development

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MEPs want food supply guaranteed, COVID impact on agri-food sector assessed

Members of the European Parliament’s biggest political group, the EPP, have called for measures to guarantee food supply during the coronavirus pandemic.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Ukraine adopts reform bill to restrict land purchases by foreigners

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine at an extraordinary meeting on March 30, 2020, adopted in the second reading the bill on the circulation of agricultural land (No. 2178-10).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

EU accession talks set to open with Albania and North Macedonia

The EU General Affairs Council has given the green light to start talks with Albania and North Macedonia on their countries’ ambitions to join the European Union.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

New industry group seeks to promote ‘agrivoltaics’ through CAP reform and F2F Strategy

The European solar industry organisation wants to push agrivoltaics to “the top of the European agricultural political agenda”.

EU European Agricultural Policy

FAO assesses global impact of COVID-19 on food and agriculture

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said measures should be taken quickly to protect the most food-insecure people in the world and keep global food supply chains alive to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across the food system.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Commission allows all EU member states to postpone CAP deadlines over COVID-19

The European Commission is giving all EU farmers more time for their CAP subsidy applications to help them deal with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Market Support

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European Commission pledges support to farmers and fishermen amid COVID outbreak

The European Commission has today proposed a €100 billion loan package to member states, called SURE, to keep people employed and businesses running during the COVID crisis, including particular aid to fishermen and farmers.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

MEPs want food supply guaranteed, COVID impact on agri-food sector assessed

Members of the European Parliament’s biggest political group, the EPP, have called for measures to guarantee food supply during the coronavirus pandemic.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Extension of foreign workers residence permits a boon to Norwegian agriculture

The Norwegian ministry of labour and social affairs is now working on a change to immigration regulations which will allow foreign workers already in Norway to be granted an extended residence permit. This change is seen as very important for agriculture given the current coronavirus situation.

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Budget & Financing

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European Commission pledges support to farmers and fishermen amid COVID outbreak

The European Commission has today proposed a €100 billion loan package to member states, called SURE, to keep people employed and businesses running during the COVID crisis, including particular aid to fishermen and farmers.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Agriculture and COVID-19: ‘Italian farmers found new ways to reach consumers’

IHS Markit is talking to farmers navigating the unchartered waters of the coronavirus pandemic – next up we look at a network of Italian food producers mobilising their sector to deliver directly to those in lockdown.

EU Coronavirus

MEPs want food supply guaranteed, COVID impact on agri-food sector assessed

Members of the European Parliament’s biggest political group, the EPP, have called for measures to guarantee food supply during the coronavirus pandemic.

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