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Environment and Conservation

Set Alert for Environment and Conservation

ASF close to eradication in Czech Republic, confined to EU eastern border

The African Swine Fever (ASF) epidemic on the EU’s eastern border is not moving west, two European Commission representatives told the Parliament Agriculture Committee (ComAgri) this week, but there has been some progression south due to the situation in Moldova. 
Europe Farm Policy & Programs

Income loss attached to crop-based biofuels cap pegged at €20 billion

Crop-based biofuel producers have been urged to keep fighting for the best deal under the EU's draft directive on renewable energy (REDII) with the warning that the proposed reduction in the crop cap to 3.8% by 2030, if approved, will remove €20 billion from EU farm incomes and rural processing businesses.

European Agricultural Policy Biofuels

New EU anti-dumping rules will rely on country report as a basis to launch WTO complaints

A series of reports profiling a country’s economy with a breakdown by sector will provide a reliable tool for EU industry to lodge complaints in the bloc’s revamped rules on anti-dumping, according to European Commission sources. 

European Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Commission to ‘reflect’ after MEPs veto EU endocrine disruptors criteria

“The Commission will now need to reflect on next steps to take,” the EU executive said following the European Parliament’s 4 October vote to block its adoption of criteria to determine which pesticides are endocrine disruptors.
European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Commission to push measures to restore semi-natural habitats in CAP review

The European Commission should include measures to restore semi-natural habitats in agricultural landscapes within the revised Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), a new report has recommended. 

European Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

UK farm union calls for agricultural policy 'stability' post-Brexit

The UK should wait until 2023 or even later before making any significant changes to its current domestic agricultural policy in the wake of Brexit, according to the country’s main farming union.

European Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

EU young farmers ask for access to land and fair income - survey

Young EU farmers want easier access to land and a fair income to thrive and develop sustainable farm practices, a new survey has found. 
European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Analysis: Food safety and animal welfare will be familiar issues in UK-US trade talks

Before leaping into any bilateral trade deal with the United States, UK politicians should consider why the long-drawn negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the EU has not only been fraught with disagreement, but is seemingly now dead in the water. 

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

FAO director general declares war against food loss and waste

Speaking at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, the director general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) called for a renewed global commitment to zero tolerance for food loss and waste.
European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs
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