FOOD CHAIN - 5 January 2022

LIVESTOCK IN THE EU – PERIODIC NEWS

Rising production costs for all agricultural sectors, particularly livestock, are a concern. Many sectors are demanding higher producer prices and improved farm incomes. Opportunities have developed for some UK livestock sectors as a result of Brexit. In Ireland, however, the vote by MEPs to ban the transport of very young animals is described as a […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 4 October 2021

Livestock in the EU: debate on AMR

In September 2021, the EU Parliament has rejected plans to reserve five specific groups of antibiotics for use in humans and largely ban them in animals. Developments concerning the avian flu and African Swine Fever are still closely monitored in the EU. At national level, a pig backlog and shortage of CO2 and workers are […]

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TRADE - 26 May 2021

THE UK-AUSTRALIA FTA WILL HURT THE EU BEEF SECTOR

News have circulated that the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is reaching the final legs of negotiation. The UK would have offered full free access to its market, including in beef and sheep, with a phasing-out of quotas and tariffs for these two sectors in 15 years. It is also rumoured that the UK would […]

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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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Our Work - 12 January 2021

WHAT IS IN THE BREXIT FINAL ACT FOR THE EU AGRICULTURE

The negotiation of a post- Brexit Trade Agreement with the UK has finally been concluded at the eleventh hour, after years of up and downs. Farm Europe has from the outset closely analysed the consequences of Brexit, and raised the attention of the sector and decision-makers to its large impact. Our assessment is clear: the […]

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TRADE - 18 June 2020

THE EU NEEDS A NEW AGRICULTURE TRADE POLICY

  The impact of the Covid-19 crisis is still unfolding but one lesson can already be learned – we need food security. In some strategically important sectors the lack of domestic availabilities became quite acute, but fortunately agriculture in the EU assured its fundamental role of feeding its citizens. It did not pass unnoticed that […]

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