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GROWTH - 31 March 2021

THE TAXONOMY DRAFT DELEGATED ACT – ONE SENTENCE MUST GO

For those who are not familiar with the Taxonomy Regulation, it aims at “launching an ambitious and comprehensive strategy for sustainable finance with the aim of redirecting capital flows to help generate sustainable and inclusive growth”. A draft Delegated Act “establishing the technical screening criteria for determining the conditions under which an economic activity qualifies as […]

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GROWTH - 5 March 2021

EU Rural Incomes and Biofuels

March 2021 Abstract This paper aims to cast a light on the nexus between the profitability of rural livelihoods and biofuels within the EU. In doing so, it focuses on putting the deep and structural relationship between rural labour and biofuels into a data driven perspective to highlight what is rarely discussed: the low wages […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 2 March 2021

THE COMMISSION 2021 PROMOTION POLICY IS SURPRISINGLY FLAWED

The EU agri-food promotion policy is a very important tool to expand sales and increase penetration in international markets. In the current times, marked by the negative effects of the Covid-19 crisis in some key sectors and uncertainty on the future outlook, farmers are even more eagerly reliant upon the boost that promotion programmes bring […]

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Our Work - 24 February 2021

THE BENEFITS OF EU SOURCED BIOFUELS

The Green Energy Platform, launched in the summer of 2017, brings together the players in the agricultural sector that see European agriculture not only as a source for food and feedstocks but also as a green energy supplier.  We would like to draw the attention on the contribution and importance of this critical European infrastructure […]

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Our Work - 23 February 2021

THE EU TRADE POLICY REVIEW – MORE OF THE SAME?

The Commission has just published a Communication on the EU Trade Policy Review. The fundamental approach to trade issues is kept unchanged. The key word is openness: “The EU is built on openness, both internally and externally. It is the biggest exporter and importer of goods and services worldwide.” The Covid crisis talk on relocalisation […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 3 February 2021

Plan on Beating Cancer: more focus on education policies

February 3, 2021 The European Commission is about to publish its Strategy for Beating Cancer. The document that gives the political direction of the EU’s action in the fight against cancer is complete and takes into consideration the different phases of the diseases, together with the livelihood of the patient (survivors, carers, their families, etc.). […]

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Our Work - 2 February 2021

CAP REFORM NEGOTIATIONS: Commission hints for eco-schemes

January started the Portuguese presidency of the EU Council, with agricultural minister do Cèu Antunes defining the priorities of its mandate: conclude the CAP negotiations with Parliament, hoping to deliver more resilience for the sector and a transition to a greener architecture. On this last topic, the Commission published a document describing potential measures that […]

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