Europe

Thoughts and opinions

What if Trump helped save the CAP?

The trade war waged by the President of the United States is reshaping many political and economic cards. Paradoxically, this…

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Draft EU-Oceania Free Trade Agreement: A Useless Negotiation

Australia and New Zealand are major exporters of ruminant animal products (sheepmeat and beef, dairy products). But the low growth…

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What if France called for an agricultural G20 in 2019?

In his speech to the OECD on May 30th, President Macron proposes a diagnosis and an ambition that could refound…

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Research and analysis

The post-2020 CAP proposals: proposing the lowest common denominator while hoping for a quick agreement is a major strategic mistake that comes down to burying the CAP

While cuts are being announced, EU Commissioner Hogan has just presented his legislative proposals for the CAP 2020. Each member…

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Commission assaults rural development spending to protect direct payments

The Commission’s MFF proposal(including both ceilings for expenditure as well as ideas on how to finance the budget) was published yesterday.…

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Adjusted downward, wheat prices in China remain among the highest in the world

China has one of the most interventionist agricultural policies in the world, and Chinese wheat remains one of the best-valued…

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In Germany, the bankruptcy of the largest agricultural firm revives the debate on the regulation of land

With 46,000 ha divided between the former GDR, Lithuania and Romania, KTG Agrar was a totem to the phenomenon of…

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Changing the rules of international trade: necessary for tackling the challenges of the farming sector, food sector and the planet

The European Union is the main importer and exporter of foodstuffs world-wide. At the same time, European farmers are faced…

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CAP and Migration: what coherence for European policies ?

Heads of State and Government are meeting this Friday to address the thorny issue of the European Union’s financial perspectives,…

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Agricultural bill: What if the solutions were on the European side?

While the Agriculture Fair opens its doors in a tense climate, a bill “for the balance of commercial relations in…

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