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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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GROWTH - 8 October 2018

Policy briefing Beef & Dairy Sectors: Sectorial strategies to secure economic dynamism in the EU cattle sector

  September 2018 Executive Summary In the European Union around 3.6 million farms belong to the EU cattle sector, which represents the 17% of all EU farms. In merely economic terms, these holdings contribute one third to the total EU agricultural gross production value, utilize one third of EU agricultural land and employ one quarter […]

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GROWTH - 8 October 2018

POLITICAL NOTE A cereals sector ready to meet its challenges

Summary Cereal production in the European Union has boomed thanks to the Common Agricultural Policy and has become today the third largest in the world with 306 million tones expected in 2018 or 14.6% of global production. Presented on the international market – with 33.5 million tones exported or 11% of its production – in […]

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GROWTH - 8 October 2018

POLITICAL NOTE A sugar beet sector ready to meet its challenges

Summary The European Union produces around 50% of the beet sugar consumed worldwide, making it the world’s largest producer of beet sugar. However, beet sugar accounts for only 20% of world sugar production; the rest is produced from sugar cane. The EU is the third largest sugar producer in the world. Sugar beets are grown […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 2 October 2018

A NEED OF BALANCED, COMMON APPROACH TACKLING UTPs

Discussions about the need to rebalance the food chain relationship are not new at the European level. All the institutions have participated in several attempts urged by different stakeholders, but in the end no concrete action was taken until this year. In 2013, seven European Associations motivated by the former Commissioner Verheugen launched the Supply […]

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GROWTH - 25 April 2018

Financial impact of Brexit on the CAP budget of the EU Member States

The financial impact of Brexit can be explained in other words, and from the point of view of the contributions that the United Kingdom made to the CAP budget, by the challenge of absorbing: – the loss of the UK’s net annual contributions, which is, for the EU budget,  almost €7 billion(€6.6 billion/year on average […]

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