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EU agri-policy diary (March 26-30): CAP reform, ECA reports and FFA

Next week’s events will be focused on Monday and Tuesday: the Council continues its CAP reform discussions, MEPs are set to debate greening and rural development, and agri-food stakeholders meet at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture.

CAP European Agricultural Policy

EU reference lab for fish diseases to move from UK to Denmark

The EU’s reference laboratory for fish and crustacean diseases is to move from the UK to Denmark as the UK prepares to leave the bloc. This is the third EU reference laboratory to be moved out of Britain in the run-up to Brexit.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Member states fail to reach agreement on CAP reform position

Agriculture ministers have not been able to adopt a common Council position on the post-2020 CAP reform, as the demands put forward by the Baltic states, Poland and Slovakia to remove the existing national differences in direct payment rates proved to be a key stumbling block.

CAP Political

EU releases study on deforestation caused by food commodities

The European Commission has published a feasibility study that looks at how deforestation is caused by seven “forest risk commodities”: palm oil, soy, rubber, beef, maize, cocoa and coffee. However, the Commission’s study has been criticised by international NGOs for failing to detail what actions are now needed to brake the destruction.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

EU Farm Organisation asks Commission to scrap duties on imports of fertilisers

EU antidumping duties and taxes on imports of fertilisers to the bloc, are putting farmers at a competitive disadvantage internationally and should be abolished, according to an EU farm organisation.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU devotes €250 million to School Schemes for milk, fruits and vegetables

For the period 2018-2019, member states will allocate €250 million in CAP funding to the EU’s School Schemes for milk, fruit and vegetables, which aim to promote the consumption of these products among more than 30 million children. 

Market Support CAP

Poland and Baltic states adopt common position on CAP reform

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland have outlined their joint vision on the post-2020 reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), focusing their demands on full convergence in direct payments, more funds for rural development and an increased scope for voluntary coupled support.

Poland Estonia

Podcast: Developments in the global crop protection market

The crop protection sector is dealing with a number of challenges including a rapidly changing regulatory environment, the consolidation of the industry through high profile mergers, and stagnant sales around the world after a period of rapid growth.

Crop Inputs Agribusiness

EU court annuls Commission decision on genetically modified soybean products

The General Court of the European Union has annulled a Commission’s decision, whereby they had rejected an application for review of the marketing authorisation granted to genetically modified (GM) soybean products.

EU European Agricultural Policy
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