Compiled by the AGRI sector of the Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies (Albert MASSOT MARTI)
NB this list is intended for internal EP use and some links are available only to subscribers

1. KEY DOCUMENTS

EC: Omnibus Regulation – Regulation (EU) No 2017/2393 amending Regulations (EU) No 1305/2013 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), (EU) No 1306/2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy, (EU) No 1307/2013 establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy, (EU) No 1308/2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and (EU) No 652/2014 laying down provisions for the management of expenditure relating to the food chain, animal health and animal welfare, and relating to plant health and plant reproductive material (OJ 350 of 29.12.2017)
EC: Scenar 2030 – Pathways for the European agriculture and food sector beyond 2020 (Summary report)
EC: Evaluation  study of the payment for agricultural practices beneficial for the climate and the environment
EC: CAP Context Indicators 2017 – Update
EC: Distribution of direct aid to farmers – Agriculture and rural development
EC: Study on the impact of animal welfare international activities
IEG Policy: EU executive adopts report on impact of animal welfare internationally
EC: Food – Fitness check on General Food Law
EC: Public consultation on transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain
IEG Policy: Commission launches consultation on transparency of scientific studies for active substances
INRA (FR): INRA Productions animales – L’élevage en Europe
Centre d’études et de prospective (FR): Bulletin de Veille

2. DOSSIERS

2.1. DESIGNING THE NEXT MULTIANNUAL FINANCIAL FRAMEWORK

EC:

EP briefings:

EP:

CAP Reform: Mr Oettinger’s budget arithmetic
CAP Reform: Rethinking EU budget spending on agriculture in the next MFF
Financial Times: Brussels prepares for battle over EU budget contributions
Visegrad Group: Joint statement of the Visegrad Group on the cohesion policy and the MFF
Politico:

BBC: EU’s Juncker: Don’t believe Brexit won’t happen
Gouv.Fr (FR): Perspectives et attentes françaises pour le prochain cadre financier pluriannuel de l’UE – Note des autorités françaises
Info Contexte (FR): Budget européen: la France prête à piocher dans la PAC et la politique régionale pour financer la défense
Politico: Emmanuel Macron breaks taboo on farm subsidies
Tomas Garcia Azcarate Blog: The French position in the debate on the future of the CAP, seen from Spain
EU Observer: Juncker pushes for bigger post-Brexit EU budget
Eur Activ:

Blog Activ: Health as a European Value in the EU budget
E!Sharp: Europe of transfers and conditions
Science Business: EU eyes more R&D spending, but battle is on over call for EU27 to pay more
E3G: Climate risk and the EU budget: investing in resilience
IEG Policy:

2.2. TOWARDS THE CAP POST 2020: THE EC COMMUNICATION OF 29 NOVEMBER

EC: COM (2017) 713 of 29 November 2017. Press release: The Future of Food and Farming – for a flexible, fair and sustainable Common Agricultural Policy . Memo – Fact sheet: The future of food and farming – Communication on the Common Agricultural Policy post-2020.
EC:

EC: Speech by Commissioner Phil Hogan on “New CAP Delivery Model” at Event for ENRD, Rural Development Managing Authorities and MS Paying Agencies
Council: AGRIFISH Council 29 January exchange of views on the CAP Communication
Frehsfel & European Public Health Alliance (EPHA):  Letter sent to EU Farm Commissioner Phil Hogan on the CAP’s Communication
IEG Policy:

E!Sharp: The CAP after 2020: small debate, big implications
EurActivFarming debates in 2018: Innovation and the new CAP
Arc 2020: CAP Communication – reactions
EP: Selected references – The future of the CAP
World Bank: ‘Thinking CAP: Supporting Agricultural Jobs and Incomes in the EU’ (Report)

2.3 BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS: STATE OF PLAY

GENERAL ISSUES
EC:

Parliament UK:

Buzz Feed News:

The Telegraph: Leaked: The 37 rules Britain could be forced to accept during Brexit transition
Welsh Government: Trade Policy: the issues for Wales
EU Observer:

UK Trade Policy Observatory:

IEG Policy:

Policy Network: Associate or dissociate: it’s make your mind up time
Financial Times: UK weighing customs union deal after Brexit
CESifo: UK’s Brexit Bill
Eur Activ (FR): Les lignes rouges de l’UE sur la période post-Brexit déstabilisent Londres

AGRICULTURAL ISSUES
EP – Research4AGRI Committee: Possible transitional arrangements related to agriculture in the light of the future EU – UK relationship: institutional issues (study) – and in the EP Think Tank
Parliament UK:

Policy Network: The future of farming
Daniel Gueguen: BREXIT, agriculture and international trade
IEG Policy: Dutch government study estimates non-tariff barrier costs of Brexit on national economy
Eur Activ: British have always detested the CAP: What now, with UKAP?
North-East Labour: Brexit, Agriculture and Rural Britain
Wiki-agri (FR): Comment sera redéployée la viande ovine issue de Nouvelle-Zélande une fois le Brexit consommé en 2019 ?

3. EUROPEAN COMMISSION AND OTHER EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS

Council – Bulgarian Presidency:
Programme of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council
IEG Policy: Bulgaria prioritises CAP simplification and discussions on next EU budget
Bulgarian Presidency EUAgriculture Minister Porodzanov steers a transparent discussion on the future of EU’s agricultural policy
EC: Published initiatives
EC: Contribute law making (New ‘Better regulation’ portal and REFIT platform)
EC: Monitoring agri-food trade
EC Press release: Impressive increase of EU agri-food exports
IEG Policy: EU agri-food exports reach new record high; EU trade surplus stands at 7%
EC: Report from the XXXIth round of negotiations of the Trade Part of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Mercosur
IEG Policy:

EC:  Report on the Generalised Scheme of Preferences covering the period 2016-2017
EC – JRC:  JRC Newsletter
EP: Agri News January on the Research4committees blog
EP – STOA: Study on ‘ Precision agriculture in Europe: Legal, social and ethical considerations’
EP: The Juncker’s Commission ten priorities – State of play in early 2018
ECA – European Court of Auditors: Presentation on rural development programming: less complexity and more focus on results needed (COMAGRI 23 January 2018)
European Court of Justice: Case C-585/15: Judgment of the Court of 9 February 2017 — Sugar — Production levies — Calculation of the average loss — Calculation of production levies
IEG Policy: EU to repay €200 million to sugar producers after ECJ annuls levy payments
EC: European Commission announces €1 billion funding for more sustainable agriculture, food and rural development
EC: EU agricultural product quality policy
EC: Notice of initiation of an anti-subsidy proceeding concerning imports of biodiesel originating in Argentina
EC: Progress in EU-Mexico trade negotiations
EC: Commodity Price Dashboard

EC: EU Milk Market Observatory

EC: EU Meat Market Observatory

EC: EU Sugar Market Observatory

EC: EU Crops Market Observatory

4. AGRI-FOOD ISSUES

IEG Policy:

IEG Policy: News

Agribusiness Intelligence: Podcast series
FAO:

AMIS : AMIS Market Monitor – February
World Bank: Energy and raw materials prices gained in December, beverages and fertilizer prices fell – Pink Sheet
WTO: Antidumping measures on biodiesel from Indonesia – Report of Panel
IEG Policy: EU loses out to Indonesia in WTO biodiesel case
CAP Reform.eu: The ANC delimitation controversy continues
IEG Policy: Long-awaited shake-up of ‘areas with natural constraints’ nears completion
IFPRI: C2025 – Brief 34
USDA: What’s Next for Agriculture in the World Trade Organization?
Springer: Policy integration in the EU governance of global food security
Wageningen University & Research: Food Integrity Blockchained – Cases
Rabobank: Rabobank’s industry survey – Opportunities Abound
Transmango Project:

Kantar World Panel: Future of E-commerce (report)
Research Gate: Rural Development Policies. The European Example: A Long Journey Towards Integration and Sustainability
Ag Econ Research: Determining the target groups of Hungarian short food supply chains based on consumer attitude and socio-demographic factors
Springer: Policy integration in the EU governance of global food security
Academia: Agricultural Risk and Crop Insurance in India
Globe Newswire: Brazil Agriculture Sector Breaks Records in 2017 and Continues to Grow
Arc2020: Newsletter
Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (Berlin): Communiqué 2018 
Choices Magazine (AAEA):

Agroinsurance International: World News Summary from AgroInsurance
American Journal of Agricultural Economics: Advance articles
European Review of Agricultural Economics: Advance articles
Foods: Volume 7, Issue 1
Agriculture: Volume 8, Issue 1
The Guardian:

Eur Activ:

Farm Policy News (US):

Farmdoc Daily (US):

Scoop.it: What, when and where America eats – 2018
The Washington Post: A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm
National Geographic: How China Plans to Feed 1.4 Billion Growing Appetites
Gro Intelligence:

Global Meat: News
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Dairy Reporter: News
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The Beef / Dairy Site: Newsletter & Newsletter
Académie d’Agriculture de France (FR): Le Mensuel
FranceAgriMer (FR): Web site  & Actualité

Alim’AGRI – FR Gouv: EGalim – Les plans de filières
Lait réussir (FR): Contre-enquête sur l’émission Cash Investigation
Aviculture réussir (FR): S’installer hors cadre, c’est possible
Le Matin (FR): L’offre marocaine se positionne sur le marché allemand
Agri Maroc (FR): L’agriculture à Essaouira valorisée par le Plan Maroc Vert
Wiki-agri (FR): Agriculture biologique, des prix décevants mais (bien) moins de charges
Science et avenir (FR):

Santé Magazine (FR): “Riche en calcium”, “bon pour l’immunité”… trop de fausses allégations nutritionnelles en Europe
Michel Dantin: Lettre info
Ouest-France (FR): Crise du lait. La sonnette d’alarme est tirée
Agrisalon (FR):

Iris-France (FR): Drogues et agriculture : une interaction méconnue
Transhumanisme et Intelligence Artificielle (FR): Les Smart Farms, vers une nouvelle forme d’agriculture ?
Le Monde (FR): Ces marques chinoises qui débarquent en Afrique
SOS Faim (FR): Après Buenos Aires : la modification des règles du commerce international agricole toujours dans l’impasse

5. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Eur Activ:

Science Direct / Ecological Engineering: A simple multi-criteria approach to delimitate nitrate attenuation zones in alluvial floodplains. Four cases in south-western Europe
Science for Environment Policy:

Science Magazine: Climate, ecosystems, and planetary futures: The challenge to predict life in Earth system models
Quartz Africa: A major geopolitical crisis is set to erupt over who controls the world’s longest river
EEB: Letter on the Fertilisers regulation review
IFPRI: Agricultural nutrient loadings to the freshwater environment: The role of climate change and socioeconomic change
Arc2020: A Nitrogen Tax for Agriculture?
The Guardian: Stripes of wildflowers across farm fields could cut pesticide spraying
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy: Advance articles
Our Finite World: Nine Reasons Why Globalization Can’t Be Permanent
Food Tank: Biodiversity for Resilience Against Natural Disasters
Forests: Volume 9, Issue 1
Coca Cola Journey: A World Without Waste: Coca-Cola Announces Ambitious Sustainable Packaging Goal
Eur Activ (FR):

Futuribles (FR): La Chine est-elle engagée dans une révolution énergétique ?
The Conversation (FR): La neutralité carbone ? Un objectif hors d’atteinte sans implication forte de l’agriculture

6. OTHER DOCUMENTS

Local Environment: Capturing change in European food assistance practices: a transformative social innovation perspective
The German Marshall Fund (GMF): US Trade Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region under President Trump: Implications for the EU
World Economic Forum: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
The Agenda Davos  – Issues

Bilaterals: Incoherence and uncertainty: Trump’s trade policy
FAO: Monitoring food security in countries with conflict situations
OECD: Services Trade Restrictiveness Index
AFD: Studies and Knowledge in Development
CESifo: Newsletter
CESifo Economic Studies: Advance articles
The Review of Economic Studies: Advance articles
European Review of Economic History: Advance articles
International Studies Perspectives: Volume 19, Issue 1
Wageningen University & Research: More effective aid and trade policy in developing economies
Scoop.it: Washington contre Pékin : un affrontement commercial de grande envergure
ECDPM: Weekly compass (Africa- EU relationship)
CEPS: Future of Europe: Difficult and unavoidable decisions in prospect of Brexit
Borderlex: Newsletter
Politico: The dying star of Frans Timmermans
Eur Activ (FR):  Le parcours du CETA reste mouvementé en France

7. EVENTS

ELO: 2018 European Tree of the Year – Award Ceremony (21 March 2018)
Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA): FFA 2018 (27 March 2018)
Wessex Institute: 10th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning 2018 (4-6 September 2018)

With acknowledgements to IEG Policy, Politico, CAP Reform.eu, Euractiv, Centre d ‘études et de prospective, Illinois.edu, FranceAgriMer and Tomás Garcia Azcárate (EAGRA)


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