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TRADE - 6 February 2019

Options to avoid a brutal crisis in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Brussels, 6thFebruary 2019   As the Brexit date of 29thMarch is fast approaching without a clear prospect of an orderly exit deal, the worst case scenario of a no-deal Brexit is becoming ever more likely. Although an agreement is still possible and highly desirable, the political stalemate around the apparently intractable issue of the “backstop”, […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 20 December 2018

UTPs DIRECTIVE: EU INSTITUTIONS REACHED AN AGREEMENT TO PROTECT ACTORS OF THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN

At the end of a sixth and final trilogue procedure, the European Parliament and the Council, on December the 19th,reached an agreement on the Directive to combat Unfair Trade Practices in the agri and food supply chain. This is excellent news for all producers and companies in the sector, who have been waiting for a European regulation for more than […]

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TRADE - 20 December 2018

A NEW US FARM BILL IN SHARP CONTRAST WITH THE NEW CAP PROPOSALS

The US Congress adopted a new 5-year Farm Bill that enhances the commodity programs and crop insurance tools previously available to US farmers, in a sharp contrast to the European Commission CAP proposals that drastically cut the budget and support to EU farmers. The new US Farm Bill increases support across the board. It increases […]

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GROWTH - 5 December 2018

Digital Agriculture Platform

Digital Agriculture Platform To accelerate the digitization of agricultural sectors: to know and make known What – Context & Overview The main challenges for the European agricultural sectors and the related public policies can be summarized as follow: – Accompanying the transition of European agriculture and rural areas to meet the economic, environmental and climate challenges […]

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RESILIENCE - 30 November 2018

Establishment of a EUROPEAN FUND FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CRISES IN AGRICULTURE

 POLICY PAPER  November 2018   The CAP includes some provisions aimed at combating the crises that all too often strike the agricultural sectors. Direct payments are a first layer of income stabilization, but they are not designed to respond to a sudden large-scale crisis, be it climate or market. Since 2013, the CAP has also […]

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GROWTH - 10 October 2018

POLICY BRIEFING EU budget & the CAP 2021-2027: understanding the Commission’s proposals

2018 On May 2, the European Commission proposed its budget orientations for the period 2021-2027 for the European Union and its policies. Since then, many analyzes and comments have been made, putting forward variable figures as to the real financial impact of these proposals for the CAP. This note aims: – to decipher these different analyzes […]

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GROWTH - 9 October 2018

BREXIT AND TRADE NEGOTIATIONS A PERFECT STORM TAKING SHAPE

 I – BREXIT Brexit has been a top issue of every Global Food Forum. The paper circulated last year for discussion started by stating that “The political shock of Brexit has yet to be translated in actual economic and commercial terms, but the clock is already ticking”. The clock has moved on and Brexit is […]

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GROWTH - 9 October 2018

Policy paper A NEW EUROPEAN AGRICULTURE CRISIS FUND

September 2018 The CAP has a few provisions that aim at tackling the crisis that all too often plague the agriculture sector. It can be argued that direct payments provide a welcome first layer of income stabilization, but they are not designed to respond to sudden crisis, climatic or market driven. The CAP also offers some support […]

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