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Webinar: Brexit – the international implications

By Adam Sharpe
Published: 05 July 2016 03:21 PM

Following hot on the heels of our live presentation on the effects of Brexit on UK and EU agriculture policy, Agra Europe invites subscribers to join our latest webinar looking at the international impacts of the referendum result. […]

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MEPs tell Commission not to change EU Nature Directives

By Timothy Maler
Published: 02 February 2016 03:21 PM

Current EU Nature Directives need better implementation, but not revision, the European Parliament has said, adding that EU biodiversity targets won’t be achieved unless efforts are stepped up.

In an own-initiativereport adopted today (February 2) in plenary in Strasbourg on amid-term review of the EU’s ‘ […]

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Agra Europe's top ten articles for January

By Adam Sharpe
Published: 02 February 2015 04:27 PM

The most read articles on the Agra Europe website last month.

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UK farm minister wants science at heart of decision-making in Brussels

By Adam Sharpe
Published: 07 January 2015 12:44 PM

EU decisions on key agricultural issues such as the use of genetically modified (GM) crops and pesticides should be taken based on scientific evidence alone, according to the UK’s Environment Secretary.

Liz Truss also told the Oxford Farming Conference today (January 7) that a priority for the country’s farm ministry (Defra) will be to establish the UK as a “powerhouse” […]

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EU farm policy & legislation: Review of the year and outlook for 2015

EU decision-makers also reached a deal on a long-stalled revision of the EU’s authorisation process for cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops, while Russia’s sudden ban on EU agri-food imports has hit many farmers hard and led to a set of emergency support measures.
One of the more significant developments of 2014 took place in early December, […]

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Council and Parliament accept CAP reform ‘delegated acts’

Agriculture ministers decided not to reject any of the acts in a Farm Council meeting on Monday (April 14) and no objections were raised by the Parliament plenary in Strasbourg either.
A set of delegated acts were adopted by the Commission in mid-March, […]

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MEPs back early tariff removal for Ukrainian exports

MEPs voted to support the EU executive in removing 82.2% of EU tariffs on Ukrainian farm products entering the bloc as of next month, by a vote of 531 votes to 88, with 20 abstentions. 
“The European Parliament has supported an EU path for Ukraine for
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Former Commissioner Fischler voices fears over recoupling of CAP support

In an exclusive interview with Agra Europe –the full text of which is below − ex-Commissioner Fischler said reverting to coupled aid, if member states were to take up this option to any great extent, could have negative consequences for the EU’s position in the WTO, […]

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EU deal on GM honey labelling problem agreed

By Paul Hutchison
Published: 19 March 2014 04:15 PM

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MEPs adopt position on new EU promotion policy

Decision-makersare on course to agree on a new EU policy to promote European agri-foodproducts by May, with the European Parliament’s agriculture committee havingnow adopted its negotiating position.
Theproposed legislative revision includes more than

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Member states approve EU strategy on invasive species

EU governments have today backed a compromise struck by the Council and Parliament on a strategy to address the dangers posed by ‘invasive alien species’ of plants, animals or insects.
It is hoped that the EU-wide strategy will help to reduce losses to

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EU biofuel stakeholders urge transport fuel target for 2030

By Tim Maler
Published: 19 March 2014 01:49 PM

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GMOs increasingly discovered in non-GM trade says FAO

By Tim Maler
Published: 14 March 2014 11:32 AM

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