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Imports of home-free beef: EU-US agreement confirmed

The European Union and the United States of America will soon sign an agreement reviewing the functioning of an existing trade arrangement ensuring an autonomous tariff quota (TRQ) for imports of high-quality beef into the EU. This will provide a solution to a longstanding dispute in the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the issue. More...

2020 EU budget: Council agrees its position

EU ambassadors today agreed the Council's position on the 2020 EU draft budget. Once formally adopted by the Council, this will serve as a mandate for the presidency in negotiations with the European Parliament. In total, the Council's position for next year's budget amounts to €166.8 billion in commitments and €153.1 billion in payments. Compared...

Summer 2019 Economic Forecast: Growth clouded by external factors

The European economy is set for its seventh consecutive year of growth in 2019, with all Member States' economies due to expand. The near-term outlook for the European economy, however, is clouded by external factors including global trade tensions and significant policy uncertainty. As a result, the forecast for euro area GDP growth in 2019...

The Commission approves new geographical indication from the United Kingdom

Today, the Commission has approved the addition of ‘Ayrshire New Potatoes’/‘Ayrshire Earlies’ in the register of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). The newly protected product is planted, grown and harvested in the county of Ayrshire in the South West of Scotland. Ayrshire has been at the heart of the British potato industry since the...

No increase in CAP administrative burden for farmers since 2013 reform

Since the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform of 2013, the administrative costs linked to the CAP did not substantially increase for farmers, representing 2% of the total aid received. As for costs for national authorities, they are estimated at around 3% of the CAP budget, having increased by a third since the implementation of a new system...

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