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Common Agricultural Policy post-2020: Simplification and modernisation

More on the simplification efforts via below link   https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/food-farming-fisheries/key_policies/presentations/simplification_modernisation_cap.pdf   More info on the future of the common agricultural policy via below link    

Commission agrees to drop crop diversification and ecological focus areas requirements due to adverse climate conditions

The non-production requisite on land lying fallow for farmers under crop diversification and/ or ecological focus area requirements have been lifted in eight EU member states for 2018. A severe drought significantly affected agricultural activities, especially in relation to animal feed resources, in those countries. The European Commission has...

Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 16 July - Agenda highlights

The Austrian presidency will present to the Council its priorities and work programme for the second half of 2018 in the field of agriculture and fisheries. Ministers will then discuss the post 2020 CAP reform package, focusing in particular on simplification and subsidiarity. Agenda   +/- 10.00Beginning of the Council meeting (roundtable)...

Summer 2018 Interim Economic Forecast: Resilient growth amid increased uncertainty

Growth is set to remain strong in 2018 and 2019, at 2.1% this year and 2% next year in both the EU and the euro area.   Direct link to the forecast:   https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/economy-finance/ip084_en.pdf   More info via below link

10/07/2018
Speech by Commissioner Phil Hogan at Meeting with German Federal and Regional Agriculture Ministers

Minister Kloeckner, Ministers, I am very grateful for this opportunity to discuss the Commission's proposal for a smarter and more modern CAP with you. Your support is vital to making this proposal a success, and today I want to explain in greater detail why I believe it deserves your support. As Commissioner Oettinger mentioned, this story is...

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