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

EP – Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies: Bibliographical references on the EC Communication and the CAP reform post 2020 (Information package) (Update 19 March 2018)

EC: Antimicrobial Resistance – Prudent Use of Antimicrobials in Animals (report)

EC: Short-term outlook for EU agricultural markets in 2018 and 2019 (latest issue – spring 2018)

EC: Study on storage capacities and logistical infrastructure for EU agricultural commodities trade

EC: 2018 Global Report on Food Crises

OECD: Rural 3.0 – A framework for rural development

IFPRI: Agriculture, development, and the global trading system: 2000– 2015

Asterès (FR): Rapport – L’amont agricole : une consolidation des acteurs pour répondre aux défis du XXIème siècle

Centre d’études et de prospective (FR): Dernières publications

2. DOSSIERS

2.1. TOWARDS THE NEW CAP REFORM & THE MFF POST 2020 : LATEST DOCUMENTS:

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.

European Parliament – AGRI Committee: Own-initiative report on the Future of Food and Farming Communication (Herbert Dorfmann’s draft report)

                EP – Press releases: Future of EU farming policy: MEPs to debate their response to Commission’s ideas

                EP – BUDGET Committee: Draft opinion of BUDGET Committee on the EC Communication ‘The future of Food and Farming’

                EP – ENVI Committee: Draft opinion of ENVI Committee on the EC Communication ‘The future of Food and Farming’                          

Council: Bulgarian Presidency shapes member states’ shared vision for the next Common Agricultural Policy

IEG Policy: Member states fail to reach agreement on CAP reform position

Arc2020: ECA report & 5 Member States Disrupt Commission’s Cosy CAP Communication Plans

CAP Reform: The CAP and migration http://capreform.eu/the-cap-and-migration/

BirdLife: Joint NGOs letter on the CAP objectives

ELO & WWF: Joint statement on future CAP

IEG Policy:

Eur Activ:

EC: A new, modern Multiannual Financial Framework for a European Union that delivers efficiently on its priorities post-2020 (Communication of 14.2.2018 – COM (2018) 98)

European Court of Auditors (ECA):

IEG Policy: Strong performance targets should underpin future CAP spending – ECA report

EP: Own-initiative report on Next MFF: preparing the Parliament’s position on the MFF post-2020 – Text adopted on 14 March 2018

EP: Own-initiative report on reform of the European Union’s system of own resources – Text adopted on 14 March 2018

EP – EPRS Briefing: The long-term EU budget [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Eur Activ: Minister: Romania has benefitted from the CAP, opposes budget cuts

IEG Policy: Commission farm chief ‘fighting’ to preserve CAP budget funding share post-2020

SIEPS – Swedish Institute for European Studies: National co-financing of CAP direct payments

CAP Reform: Co-financing CAP Pillar 1 payments

2.2. US – CHINA TARIFFS AND TRADE CONCERNS:

USDA: China Responds to U.S. Section 301 Trade Action Announcement

ICTSD:

Council on Foreign Relations: Trump, China, and Steel Tariffs: The Day the WTO Died

IEG Policy: Do Trump’s metal tariffs signal the end for the WTO? Or have we been here before?

IATP: Got Too Much Steel? Too Much Milk?

Farm Policy News (US):

Farmdoc Daily (US):

Purdue Agriculture News: Study: U.S. soybean production, exports would fall if China imposes tariffs

TIME: Trump Says Tariffs Will Help Americans. But U.S. Farmers Fear They’ll Be Hurt

Global Meat: Trump’s China tariffs cause trade concern

Bloomberg: China Strikes at Trump’s Rural Heartland With Tariff on Soybeans

CoBank (US): Quarterly US Rural Economic Review – Trade War Risks Loom over Agriculture

Farm Policy News: Trade Worries Taint Farm Economy Outlook

Gro Intelligence: Potential Chinese Retaliation Against US in Trade Dispute

IEG Policy:

WTO: Report of the panel – US – Countervailing measures on certain products from China

IEG Policy: Neither China, US come out with clear win in WTO CVD compliance panel report

Notre Europe – Institute Jacques Delors: International trade: does Europe protect? (FR)

EC: Commission launches safeguard investigation into steel products to prevent trade diversion into the EU

Politico:

Des Moines Register: Iowa will see ‘hits across the board’ as trade war with China escalates

The Fresno Bee: Valley fruit, nut farmers fear fallout from Chinese tariffs on agriculture products

Eur Activ:

2.3. BREXIT UPDATES:

A. GENERAL ISSUES

Council: Guidelines on next steps on EU-UK negotiations

EC:

EC: Statement by Michel Barnier at the plenary session of the European Parliament on the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom

Parliament UK:

Politico: UK Brexit committee lays out tests for future relationship

Bruegel: Rethinking the European Union’s post-Brexit budget priorities

ICTSD: Preparations for Post-Brexit Trade Deals Continue with US, Australia

Deloitte: Belgium’s Brexit. Why you should plan now

Politico: The master plan to stop Brexit

EU Observer: May promotes Brexit on ‘first-anniversary’ UK tour

IEG Policy: One year to Brexit: What’s been agreed – what’s still to be settled?

The Guardian: Industry planning jobs cull to offset Brexit

Politico: 1 in 5 UK manufacturing jobs at risk because of Brexit: study

D. Guéguen: Brexit: one step forward, two steps back

Eur Activ: Brexit Britain looks to Commonwealth 2.0

B. AGRICULTURAL ISSUES

CAP Reform: The Brexit negotiations on the future trade relationship

Trinity College – A Matthews: Paper – Implications of Brexit for developing countries’ agri-food trade

                CAP reform: Implications of Brexit for developing countries’ agri-food trade

                IEG Policy: Brexit could strengthen developing countries’ agri-food exports

IEG Policy:

3. EUROPEAN COMMISSION AND OTHER EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS

Council – Bulgarian Presidency:

EC: Published initiatives

EC: Contribute law making (New ‘Better regulation’ portal and REFIT platform)

EC: Commissioner’s speech at Forum for the Future of Agriculture 2018

EC: Mergers: Commission clears Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, subject to conditions

EC: Evaluation study of the forestry measures under Rural Development

EC: Monitoring EU agri-food trade

EC-JRC: Newsletter

EP: Agri Committee Newsletter

EP – INTA: Press Release – New concessions in EU-Norway trade

SURE Farm Project: Sustainable resilient EU farming systems – Webpage

European Court of Auditors (ECA):

EU’s Food Fraud Network and System for Administrative Assistance and Food Fraud (AAC-AA and AAC-FF): Annual Report 2017 EU’s Food Fraud Network

European Committee of Regions: Changing the rules of international trade: necessary for tackling the challenges of the farming sector, food sector and the planet – and the opportunity to do so now

EFSA: Technical report – Multi‐country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes serogroup IVb, multi‐locus sequence type 6, infections probably linked to frozen corn

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: News

FAO: Food Price Index  & News Article: The FAO Food Price Index rises for the second consecutive month

AMIS: Market Monitor – No 57, April issue

Farm Europe:

IEG Policy: Think tank highlights link between biofuels and EU protein production

Arc2020:

ENRD: EAFRD Projects Brochure ‘Resource-Efficient Rural Economies’ 

World Economic Forum:

Politico: Fakers, bakers and praline-makers fear bite of EU origin labels

Farm Policy News (US):

Farmdoc Daily (US):

USDA -ERS:

IEG Policy:

IATP:

Choices Magazine (AAEA): Theme Overview: Will Rising Interest Rates Lead to Intensifying Risks for Agriculture?

OECD: Rural Policy Reviews – Poland 2018

Agriculture: Volume 8, Issue 3

Foods: Volume 7, Issue 3

American Journal of Agricultural Economics: Advance articles

Food Assistance Programs

European Review of Agricultural Economics: Advance articles

Eur Activ:

IEEP: Newsletter

Freshfel: Headlines 2/2018

FEFAC:

IEG Policy: EU Protein Strategy should focus on improving quality of animal nutrition – FEFAC

FEFAC: News Feed 11, March 2018

European Crop Protection: Industry data transparency – The commitment

The New York Times: In Nafta Talks, U.S. Tries to Limit Junk Food Warning Labels

Food Business News: Food and agriculture needs a more potent voice in Washington

The Verge: Chinese farmers are using AI to help rear the world’s biggest pig population

Kantar World Panel: Newsletter 145  and Newsletter 146

Gro Intelligence: Gro Intelligence Monthly Market Update

Gro Intelligence Weekly

AP News: Argentine drought hits farmers hard, undermining economy

Food Navigator: White Paper – The growing importance of ‘naturalness’

Global Meat: News
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Dairy Reporter: News
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The Beef / Dairy Site: Newsletter

The New York Times: The Case for a Carbon Tax on Beef

Agriculture Stratégies (FR):

Centre d’études et de prospective (FR): Nouvelles publications

Académie d’Agriculture de France (FR): Le Mensuel No 33, Avril

FARM – Le Blog de la Fondation (FR): Les investissements directs à l’étranger dans le secteur agroalimentaire, une opportunité pour le développement agricole et la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique ?

FranceAgriMer (FR): Web site  & Actualité

Agrisalon (FR): À la une

Ouest – France (FR): « L’idée d’un juste prix est une vue de l’esprit »

Les Échos (FR): Une guerre des engrais menace la sécurité alimentaire européenne

Reporterre (FR): Le pastoralisme est méprisé par la politique agricole européenne

France Bleue (FR): La xylella fastidiosa toucherait désormais les oliviers et les chênes verts

Linked In (FR): Agriculture : une consolidation des acteurs pour répondre aux défis du XXIe siècle

BNP Paribas – L’atelier (FR): Smart Cities, la Chine s’est éveillée

Iris France (FR): Amazon, nouveau géant de l’alimentaire ?

5. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP):

UNESCO:

Eur Activ (FR): L’ONU recommande un retour à la nature pour la gestion de l’eau

UNESCO: Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – Reports

Assessment Reports

IEG Policy: Land degradation threatens biodiversity and human well-being, UN Research Platform finds

Science Daily: Worldwide degradation of land and nature threatens prosperity and wellbeing

OECD: Environment News – OECD at 8th World Water Forum

Agroecology Europe: Newsletter

Water: Volume 10, Issue 3

World Economic Forum:

La Tribune (FR): Transition énergétique : la France parmi les meilleurs élèves du G7

ICTSD:

Wageningen UR: Anticipating climate futures in a 1.5 °C era

CMCC – Centro Euro-mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatico: Newsletter

CCLR: Volume 12 (2018), Issue 1 – Special Issue: Legal Aspects of the 1.5°C Target

Climate: Volume 6, Issue 1

Environments: Issue 5, Issue 3

Forests: Volume 9, Issue 3

Energies: Volume 11, Issue 3

Anthropocene Magazine: Wood Fuel is Bad News for Climate and Biodiversity

Eur Activ:

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Water crises are hitting our economies: Time to hit back with natural infrastructure 

INRA (FR): Durabilité de l’alimentation en Europe : comment concilier recommandations nutritionnelles et faible impact environnemental

Journal de l’environnement (FR): Climat: l’objectif de +1,5°C, une question socio-économique

6. OTHER DOCUMENTS

OECD: Trade in Counterfeit Goods and Free Trade Zones

IEG Policy: Free trade zones “lead to 5.9% rise in counterfeit goods”

Economies: Volume 6, Issue 1

European Data Journalism Network: New platform for data-driven news on European affairs – Twitter

 CESifo: Newsletter

CESifo Economic Studies: Advance articles

Volume 64 Issue 1

ECDPM: Weekly Compass

The Review of Economic Studies: Advance articles

Volume 85, Issue 2

European Review of Economic History: Advance articles

7. EVENTS

SIEPS: How much is our Union worth? Discussion in view of the forthcoming negotiations on the EU Multiannual Financial Framework (18 April)

European Economic and Social Committee (EESC): European Dialogue on Non-State Climate Action (23 April)

EIP – AGRI: AgriResearch Conference “Innovating for the future of farming and rural communities” (2-3 May)

EC – EIB: Fourth annual EU conference on EAFRD financial instruments for agriculture and rural development in 2014-2020 (5 – 6 June, Sofia)

NABU: CAP at a crossroads (Workshop) (Sofia, 6 June)

Smart Agrifood Summit: New Challenges for the agri-food sector (20 – 22 June)

Public Policy Exchange: 2nd Symposium on the Future of Sustainable Agriculture in the EU: Assessing the Role of Pesticides and Biocides (26 June)

Public Policy Exchange: Tackling Food Waste in the EU: Fostering Efficiency along the Supply Chain (5 July)

OECD: Competition workshops (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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