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 EC: Agreement on unfair trading practices in the food supply chain will protect all EU farmers

Farm Europe: UTPS Directive: EU Institutions reached an agreement to protect actors of the food supply chain

IEG Policy: Directive on UTPs is not likely to cause an increase in consumer prices – De Castro

Supply chain fairness: Europe edges closer to new rules

EU institutions strike deal on unfair trading practices

Politico: Nightmare before Christmas hits European supermarkets

EP – briefing: Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain

 Cour de Comptes – France (FR): La chaine de paiement des aides agricoles (2014-2017) (Rapport)

Les aides directes du Fonds européen agricole de garantie (FEAGA) (Rapport du 10-1-2019)


Lettre de réponse du Ministère de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation

IEG Policy: French Court of Auditors slams “obsolete” direct payments system

Eur Activ (FR): Critique au vitriol de la Cour des comptes sur la PAC à la française

Challenges: La Cour de comptes tire à boulets rouges sur la PAC

 EUROSTAT: Agriculture, forestry and fishery statistics — 2017 edition 

Statistics explained – Agriculture, forestry and fishery statistics

IEG Policy: EU farmers suffered income losses in 2018 – Eurostat

EU agri-food trade doubled over last 15 years – Eurostat

France dominates EU wine exports

EU wine production dominated by France, Spain and Italy

Spain leads EU orange production and exports – Eurostat

United Nations: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas

Food Tank: UN Backs Seed Sovereignty in Landmark Peasants’ Rights Declaration





EC: Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027

EU budget for the future

EP News: Confusing EU Budget figures: What are the real cuts and increases?

EP News: Post-2020 EU budget: Parliament challenges Commission over scale of cuts  (FR)

EC: EU budget: Commission proposes most ambitious Research and Innovation programme yet

Council: Multiannual Financial Framework

Austrian Presidency: Multiannual Financial Framework (2021-2027) : State of play or Link

Draft Negotiating Box prepared by the Austrian Presidency

MFF progress report 30-11-2018

EP: Interim report on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 – Parliament’s position with a view to an agreement (resolution of 14 November 2018)

News: Long-term EU budget: MEPs lay down funding priorities for post-2020 budget

Draft opinion on the proposal for a Council regulation on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 – Parliament’s position with a view to an agreement – Committee on Budgets

Draft opinion (Peter Jahr) on the Interim report on MFF 2021-2027 – Committee on Agriculture

Oral question of Czesław Adam Siekierski, on behalf of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, on the Common agricultural policy (CAP) financing

News – Long-term EU budget: MEPs lay down funding priorities post-2020 budget

European Parliament resolution of 30 May 2018 on the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework and own resources

Post-2020 multiannual financial framework

European Courts of Auditors (ECA): The Commission’s proposal for the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework – Briefing Paper

Ministers of Agriculture from Finland – France – Greece – Ireland – Portugal – Spain : Joint Memorandum on the future MFF / CAP


EC: Legal texts and factsheets

EU budget: the Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020


Press release

CAP Strategic Plans Regulation (COM (2018) 392)  Annexes

Horizontal / financing regulation (COM (2018) 393)  Annex

CMO regulation (COM (2018) 394)

EC: European Commission communicates new CAP proposals on the ground

EC: Remarks by Commissioner Phil Hogan on Simplification and Subsidiarity, July AGRI Council, Brussels

Phil Hogan speech at CEPS Conference: “European Agricultural Policy for the 2020s’, Brussels

Speech by Commissioner Phil Hogan at Meeting with German Federal and Regional Agriculture Ministers

EC – LinkedIn: CAP objectives explained: Ensuring viable farm income (Tassos Haniotis)

CAP Objectives explained: antimicrobial resistance (Tassos Haniotis)

Council: Future of the CAP post 2020

AGRIFISH Council conclusions 18 June

Finnish Delegation: Conditionality: Finding a simpler way to ensure environmental performance (position paper)

EP – AGRI Committee: Future of EU farming: Debate on reform proposals with Parliament’s rapporteurs

AGRI Draft reports

           Draft report on the HZR proposal (New regulation on the financing, management and monitoring of the CAP) (Muller report)

           Draft report on the CMO amending proposals (Andrieu report)  (FR version)

           Draft report of CAP Plans (Esther Herranz report)

EP – Research for AGRI: Briefing on ‘Towards the Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020: comparing the reform package with the current regulations’ : Think Tank publication & Research4Agri Blog


Annex (Dashboards)

EP – Research for AGRI: Workshop on ‘The CAP beyond 2020: appraisal of the EC legislative proposals’

The CAP Strategic Plans beyond 2020: assessing the architecture and governance issues in order to achieve the EU wide objectives Slides

The CAP support beyond 2020: assessing the future structure of Direct payments and Rural Development interventions  Slides

The sectoral approach in the CAP beyond and possible options to improve the EU food value chain  Slides

European Court of Auditors (ECA): Special report no 10/2018: Basic Payment Scheme for farmers – operationally on track, but limited impact on simplification, targeting and the convergence of aid levels

Briefing paper: Future of the CAP

Opinion 7/2018 concerning Commission proposals for regulations relating to the Common Agricultural Policy for the post-2020 period or Link

IEG Policy: Hogan disputes ECA findings on CAP post-2020 draft proposal

Leading MEP “puzzled” by EU auditors’ critique on CAP reform plans

           Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) – Scientific advisory boards: For an EU Common Agricultural Policy serving the public good after 2020: Fundamental questions and recommendations

French Ministry of Agriculture (FR): Déclaration commune de FR et DE sur la future PAC

           German Ministry of Agriculture (DE): Common declaration of FR and DE on the future CAP


Eurochoices: Human Capital and the CAP: The Case for Radical Policy Reform

IEG Policy: CAP should focus more on education and training for farmers – study

Green European Journal: The Common Agricultural Policy: Promoting the ‘Polluter Gets Paid’ Principle

IEG Policy: Climate change and the CAP: an end-of-year review

Tsipras calls CAP budget cut “gift to populists and Eurosceptics”

Scottish government confirms 60% cut in farm payments for disadvantaged areas       

Eur Activ: Efficient spending at the roots of MEPs divisions over new CAP

 Greek minister: CAP budget should be maintained to ensure agriculture sustainability

ENRD: Workshop on ‘Attracting Young Farmers and Fostering Generational Renewal in Rural Areas’ – Background documents

IPES – Food: Towards a Common Food Policy for the EU

Baltic farmers organisations: Letter addressed to the President of the EC – The new MFF must end the unfair treatment of Baltic farmers

IEG Policy: Baltic farmers issue letter asking EU institutions for convergence of CAP direct payments

Commission proposal for direct payments is “unacceptable”, says Lithuanian President

Eur Activ: Baltic farmers in Brussels to restore CAP’s ‘historical anomaly’

INRA – Sciences Sociales: La Politique agricole commune doit-elle intégrer des objectifs de lutte contre le surpoids et l’obésité ?

Wikiagri (FR): La PAC 2021-2027 sera numérique et portée par deux piliers écologiques

Alternatives Économiques – Fondation Heinrich Böll (FR): Politique agricole commune, le grand paradoxe



White House: Remarks by President Trump at Signing of H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018

Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 – Conference report (TEXT)

USDA: 2018 Farm Bill & Legislative Principles

USDA – ERS: Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018: Highlights and Implications

US CRS: Farm Bills: Major Legislative Actions, 1965-2018

Budget Issues Shaping the 2018 Farm Bill

The House Agriculture Committee’s 2018 Farm Bill (H.R. 2): A Side-by-Side Comparison with Current Law

American Farm Bureau Federation: Reviewing the 2018 Farm Bill Baseline

Farm Bill Resources In-Depth

US Congress: Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 – text

Forbes: Trump sings 2018 Farm Bill as USDA aims to increase SNAP work requirements

USDA: USDA to Restore Original Intent of SNAP: A Second Chance, Not A Way of Life

Regulatory Reform at a Glance Proposed Rule: SNAP Requirements for ABAWDs

FBLE: Farm Bill passes House and Senate

The Washington Post: Congress just passed an $867 billion farm bill. Here’s what’s in it

The New York Times: The Farm Bill Ignores the Real Troubles of U.S. Agriculture

Union of Concerned Scientists: The 2018 Farm Bill Is Now Law. But the Shenanigans Continue…

Farm Policy News: Farm Bill Signed, SNAP Proposal Released, and Trade Aid Payments Approved

House Passes Farm Bill, 369-47

Senate Passes Farm Bill Conference Report, 87-13

Farmdoc Daily (US): The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018: Initial Review

IFES 2018: The Farm Bill 2018

US Hemp Roundtable: What does the Farm Bill do?

Farm Europe: A new Farm Bill in sharp contrast with the new CAP proposals

Ag Web: The 2018 Farm Bill: What You Need to Know

Global Meat: US meat industry reacts to 2018 Farm Bill approval

McClatchy: Farm bill sails through Senate. Now it’s up to wavering House Republicans

Wikiagri (FR): Quand Donald Trump se montre déguisé en paysan pour vanter sa politique agricole



Council: Conclusions of special meeting of the European Council (Art. 50) (25 November 2018)

Political declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom

Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community

Press statement by Michel Barnier following the General Affairs Council (Article 50)

EC: Communication – Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019: a Contingency Action Plan (COM (2018) 880, 13/11/2018)

Factsheet – Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019

Communication – Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019: Implementing the Commission’s Contingency Action Plan (COM (2018) 890, 19/12/2018)

IEG Policy: European Commission to continue “no-deal” preparations in run-up to Brexit

European Court of Justice (ECJ): Case C‑621/18 (Wightman and Others) on Article 50 TEU – The United Kingdom is free to revoke unilaterally the notification of its intention to withdraw from the EU

Advocate General proposes that the Court of Justice should declare that Article 50 TEU allows the unilateral revocation of the notification of the intention to withdraw from the EU

Case C-621/18

Judgement – Full text

UK Parliament: Brexit: Article 50 TEU at the CJEU

IEG Policy: European Court of Justice confirms the UK can unilaterally cancel Brexit

UK may unilaterally reverse Brexit decision, says ECJ judge

EU Observer: EU Observer: EU court adds to knife-edge Brexit drama

EU judges urged not to let Britain halt Brexit

Politico: UK can withdraw Brexit notification, ECJ rules

Gov UK: Exiting the European Union – Publications

UK Parliament: Brexit statements

Withdrawal Agreement: Section 13(1)(c) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

Committee calls for a meaningful parliamentary vote on post-Brexit trade deals

The “meaningful vote” deferred: What now?

E-petitions 229963, 221747 and 235185, relating to leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement, 232984 and 241361 relating to holding a further referendum on leaving the EU, and 226509 and 236261 relating to not leaving the EU

Could the Withdrawal Agreement be terminated under international law?

Legislation to Enable a Further Referendum on Brexit

Leaving the European Union: Stability of the United Kingdom’s Union

UKTPO: Organising the ‘Second’ Referendum’

The American Interest: Brexit Watch: Nasty Normal Europe

Borderlex: Brexit Notes: Transatlantic trigonometry post-Brexit

Notre Europe- Jacques Delors Institute: Between amputation and strengthening: what Brexit? French version

CESifo: UK’s Brexit Bill

Politico: MPs vote to restrict no-deal Brexit options

Labour will put forward no-confidence motion if May loses Brexit vote

Brexit Britain: Small, boring and stupid

POLITICO’s guide to the Brexit impact report industry

EU Observer: May gets three days to land better Brexit deal

 No more Brexit talks, despite May’s pleas

EU-27 unimpressed by May, offer little on Brexit

Battered May seeks Brexit ‘assurances’ from EU

EU rules out Brexit renegotiation, again

Eur Activ: Warm words but no Brexit concessions, as May leaves Brussels empty-handed

May faces three-day deadline for new plan if she loses Brexit vote

IEG Policy: House of Commons Brexit vote set for January 15th

US official warns May’s Brexit deal may preclude US-UK trade deal

Brexit strengthens case for Scottish independence – Nicola Sturgeon



Gov.UK: Oxford Farming Conference 2019 address by the Environment Secretary

The Economic and Social Review: Making the Worst of a Bad Situation: A Note on Irexit

IEG Policy: “Hard Brexit” will slash Irish farmers’ incomes, study finds

Animals: Brexit and Animal Protection: Legal and Political Context and a Framework to Assess Impacts on Animal Welfare

IEG Policy: Brexit will slash UK farmland prices by a fifth, say property experts

UK farming union leader calls for “net zero” agricultural emissions by 2040

UK minister talks up future trade opportunities, but farmers sceptical

Gove sets out opposition to ‘No Deal’ Brexit in speech to farming conference

Ireland seeks EU emergency aid to cope with Brexit fallout

Green Party MP calls for introduction of UK meat tax

Farm unions outline Brexit impact as main challenge for 2019

UK will not use threat of food shortages in Ireland as Brexit leverage, May assures

Food Research Collaboration – PAN UK: Brexit and pesticides : UK food and agriculture at a crossroads

IEG Policy: Post-Brexit UK could allow more widespread use of pesticides and deregulation, report warns


 Council – Romanian Presidency:

Agenda priorities


Indicative calendar of meetings

General Affairs Council 8/1/2019 – Romanian presidency priorities

Outcome of the Council meeting

EU Observer: Romania takes over the EU

Graft at home overshadows Romania’s EU presidency

IEG Policy: Romania to continue Austria’s “momentum” on CAP reform process

EC: Published initiatives

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

EC: Press release – United States is Europe’s main soya beans supplier with imports up by 112%

IEG Policy: US positions itself firmly as EU’s main soybean supplier

EC: Monitoring EU Agri-Food Trade: Development until October 2018

IEG Policy: All-time high for EU agri-food export led by wine, vermouth and spirits

  Monitoring EU Agri-Food Trade: Development until September 2018

IEG Policy: EU becomes net grain importer for first time in more than ten years

EU extends position as net grain importer

EC: Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulations (EU) No 1305/2013 and (EU) No 1307/2013 as regards certain rules on direct payments and support for rural development in respect of the years 2019 and 2020 (COM (2018) 817)

EC: Draft implementing decision on recognition of the “U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol” for demonstrating compliance with the sustainability criteria under Directives 98/70/EC and 2009/28/EC

EC: EU milk margin index estimate up to 2018

EC: Promoting climate action and improving access to private finance, among recommendations for rural Africa

EC – trade: Trade trends 2019

WTO request for consultations by the European Union – China – Certain Measures on the Transfer of Technology

EC: EU-China young farmers exchange ideas for agricultural innovation

EC – CORDIS: Preparatory action to Boost Global Crop Yield for Food & Nutrition Security and fueling a Bioeconomy (Crop Booster P Project)

IEG Policy: Doubling EU agricultural production by 2050 is technically feasible, says researcher

EC: Euro celebrates its 20th birthday

EP: Euro celebrates its 20th birthday 

EP: AGRI Fact Sheets of the European Union – Updated

EP: AGRI Committee Newsletter

AGRI meetings – documents

Research for AGRI – Updates

Research for AGRI : News – December 2018 – Issue 2

European Court of Auditors (ECA): 2019 Work Programme

Special report n°33/2018 – Combating desertification in the EU: a growing threat in need of more action

IEG Policy: ECA report warns EU is not doing enough on desertification

 EC: Commodity Price Dashboard

EU prices for selected representative products

Peaches and nectarines dashboard

Tomatoes dashboard

EC: EU Milk Market Observatory

Dairy Dashboard

Latest updates

Prices / margins

Press release – Dairy market: biggest sale of skimmed milk power stock to date

EC: EU Meat Market Observatory

Poultry meat Dashboard

Sheep & Goat Dashboard

Pig Dashboard

Eggs dashboard

Pigmeat latest updates

Beef and veal dashboard

Meat latest updates

EC: EU Sugar Market Observatory


Price reporting

Monthly trade statistics

Trade statistics

EC: EU Crops Market Observatory

Cereals dashboard

Oilseeds dashboard

Cereals balance sheet

Cereals trade

Focus on EU soya beans imports from US

Oilseeds balance sheet

Oilseeds exports and imports

Balance sheets for cereals, oilseeds, proteins and rice

Balance sheet rice

Olive oil dashboard



IEG Policy: Food & Agriculture Outlook 2019

IEG Policy: News

Drought and agriculture: an end-of-year review

EU sugar markets likely to recover in Q1 2019

Commission legal experts prepare WTO case against US tariffs on Spanish olives

US food and ag groups say US-EU trade talks must tackle ag issues

Urbanisation: boon or bane for world agriculture?

Commission still dragging feet on vegan and vegetarian labelling

Belgian authorities confirm ASF cases less than 5km from French border

Tailored measures needed to stop African Swine Fever from spreading – Andriukaitis

EFSA delays results of study into risks posed by multiple pesticides

USDA expands changes to school meal rule for milk, whole grains and sodium

EU Council agrees common stance on the transparency of scientific studies on food safety

EU Task Force for Rural Africa yields first set of recommendations

Commission aims to curb deforestation due to EU commodity imports

Grassley trade focus as Senate Finance Chair: Trump tariffs, USMCA & US-EU trade talks

Commission further draws down SMP stocks with biggest tender yet

South East Asian banks urged to adopt lending policies on palm oil, soy, cattle and seafood

FAO: Food Price Index 10-1-2019

World Food Situation

Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition: Europe and Central Asia 2018

AMIS: Market Monitor – Issues

IEEP: Newsletter – Time to think 2030

The World Bank: Poverty, Inequality, and Agriculture in the EU

CEP (FR): Un rapport de la Banque mondiale sur le rôle de l’agriculture et de la PAC dans la réduction de la pauvreté dans l’Union européenne

Choices Magazine (AAEA): The Impact of the Market Facilitation Program on U.S. Soybean, Sorghum and Corn Producers

Rapid Response Lowers Eradication Costs of Invasive Species: Evidence from Florida

 PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency: Agricultural non-CO2 emission reduction potential in the context of the 1.5 °C target

Kantar World Panel: Newsletter December 2018

Newsletter January 2019

SURE Farm Project: New report issued on the contribution of the CAP to EU farming systems resilience

American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE): Advance articles

European Review of Agricultural Economics: Advance articles

Explaining farm structural change in the European agriculture: a novel analytical framework

CEP (FR): Une nouvelle approche pour analyser les changements structurels de l’agriculture dans l’Union européenne

Global Food Security: The role of trade in the greenhouse gas footprints of EU diets

CEP (FR): Commerce, origine des aliments et émissions de gaz à effet de serre de la consommation alimentaire de l’UE

Science of the Total Environment: Pesticide residues in European agricultural soils – A hidden reality unfolded

CEP (FR): 83 % des sols agricoles européens contiennent des résidus de pesticides

Journal of Agricultural Economics (JAE): Articles – Early view on-line

Agricultural and Resource Economics: Vol 18 (2) (2018)

Family farmers’ reluctance toward incorporating into the formal economy

Studies in Agricultural Economics (AKI Ed.): Productivity of organic and conventional agriculture – a common technology analysis

The market size for GI food products – evidence from the empirical economic literature

Agriculture: Volume 9, Issue 1

Volume 8, Issue 12

Foods: Volume 8, Issue 1

Volume 7, Issue 12

 Food Security: Re-building food systems: embedding assemblages, infrastructures and reflexive governance for food systems transformations in Europe

 Journal of Depopulation and Rural Development Studies: Territorial governance of short supply chains in local food systems rationale (Monographic section)

Gro Intelligence: The Countries That Will Be the World’s New Breadbaskets

From Corn to Cannabis: Gro’s Top 5 Insights of 2018

In Race for China, Brazil Eyes Record Soybean Crop

Brazil Strengthens Position as Top Coffee Producer

Organic: Organic Successes in 2018 – Let’s make 2019 an even better year!

IPES-Food: Latest reports

CIHEAM: Newsletter

Eur Activ: In Italy the world’s largest network of farmers’ market

Campaigner: Short food supply chain is more than selling local products

Of funds and values: Conditionality in EU cohesion policy

Open Society Foundations: Is Italian Agriculture a “Pull Factor” for Irregular Migration—and, If So, Why? (report)

EU Observer: How EU agriculture policy endangers migrants’ lives

SOL (J. Berthelot): From customs duties to total agricultural protection: the case of the European Union-West Africa trade

IFPRI: Compact 2025 End Hunger and Undernutrition – Brief 56

Brief 57

Climate change impacts on China’s agriculture: The responses from market and trade

Nanalyze: What is Precision Agriculture? Here Are 10 Examples

TechRepublik: Agriculture 4.0: How digital farming is revolutionizing the future of food

Agroinsurance International: World News Summary from AgroInsurance

US CRS: Latest publications

Agriculture and Related Agencies: FY2019 Appropriations

Farm Policy: USDA’s Trade Aid Package

U.S. Farm Income Outlook for 2018

USDA’s Final Rule on Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium in School Meals

Animal and Plant Health Import Permits in U.S. Agricultural Trade

Farm Policy News (US): Soybean Prices Climb as U.S.-China Trade Developments Unfold

Government Shutdown: Impact on Soybean Exports and Trade Mitigation Payments

USDA Report- Agricultural Conservation on Working Lands: Trends From 2004 to Present

Overview: China Purchases U.S. Soybeans

China Purchases U.S. Soybeans, and U.S.-China Trade Talks Conclude

 Farmdoc Daily (US): Pork Industry: Some Recovery from Decade Low Prices

Anticipating the January USDA Reports

The Geography of High Corn Yields

Multi-County Enterprise Unit: A New Unit for Insuring Single Crops

Prospects for Corn Use from Ethanol Production

Economic Review of Milk Costs in 2017 and Projections for Negative Economic Profit Margins for Dairy Producers

New Study Shows that Corn Acreage and Total Crop Acreage are not very Responsive to Local Ethanol Production and Crop Prices

IFES 2018: Crop and Livestock Price Prospects for 2019

IFES 2018: Crop Returns: Trade Disputes Leading to Lower Returns?

IFES 2018: Farmland Markets: Headwinds, Tailwinds, and Long Term Prospects

 USDA – ERS: Amber Waves

Cargill: Global Dairy Preferences, Perceptions and Priorities (report)

Global Meat: News

Special Edition: Best of 2018

Special Edition: Health & Antibiotics

Top five most-read meat stories of 2018

Dairy Reporter: News

Special Edition: The 10 most shared stories on Dairy Reporter in 2018

Special Edition: The top 10 most read stories on Dairy Reporter in 2018

The Beef / Dairy Site: Newsletter  & Link

Club Déméter (FR): ‘Agriculture3D’ – Défense, Diplomatie, Développement (Compte-rendu de la conférence du 5 juillet 2018)

Académie d’agriculture de France (FR): Le mensuel

Centre d’études et de prospective (CEP) (FR): Bulletin de veille

Une nouvelle approche pour analyser les changements structurels de l’agriculture dans l’Union européenne

Quel rôle pour la politique agricole commune dans la lutte contre le surpoids et l’obésité?

Quelle place pour les Groupements agricoles d’exploitation en commun (GAEC) en France ?

L’agriculture est l’un des secteurs avec les accidents du travail les plus fréquents

Impact des appellations d’origine protégée sur les exportations françaises de produits laitiers

FranceAgriMer (FR): Web site  & Link

Prospective de la filière française de la viande bovine à l’horizon 2040

Wikiagri (FR): Filière bovine et négociations commerciales, la loi Egalim ne fait pas de miracles

Chute du prix du porc en 2018

Planteurs de betteraves sucrières, rien ne s’est passé comme prévu

Transition écologique, l’expérience des agriculteurs que n’ont pas les autres ruraux parmi les Gilets jaunes

Terre-net (FR): J-M. Séronie: « Un big bang du conseil se profile à l’horizon »

La Dépêche (FR): Les femmes de plus en plus nombreuses à faire le choix de l’agriculture

Eur Activ (FR): «On se dirige vers une agriculture financiarisée»

The Conversation (FR): Agriculture urbaine

Usbek & Rica (FR): Les « street fraises » vont-elles conquérir nos villes?

Mission AgrobiosciencesINRA (FR): Newsletter

Agri Mutuel (FR): Newsletter A la une

Un « club » de financeurs veut pousser la transition écologique de l’agriculture

Réussir cultures & grains (FR): Newsletter 8/1/2019

Réussir bovins (FR): La tendance est à la décapitalisation

La viande rouge australienne à la conquête des marchés

La carte 2019 des zones défavorisées est validée

IDDRI (FR): Alimentation, biodiversité, climat : quelle voie pour l’agriculture européenne?

ID4D (FR): Quand les inégalités accentuent les migrations rurales



COP24: Katowice climate change conference

Success of COP24 in Katowice – we have a global climate agreement

EC: Katowice climate change conference (COP 24)

EU programme of Side Events

Press release – UN Climate talks: EU plays instrumental role in making the Paris Agreement operational

European Council: European Council meeting (13 and 14 December 2018) – Conclusions           

Eur Activ: Nations agree on Paris Agreement rulebook, fail on climate ambition

Two of 196 signatory countries to Paris Agreement have raised their climate ambitions 

IEG Policy: Solutions needed to help farmers manage risk in transition towards climate-proof sustainable practices – COP24

European Environmental Bureau (EEB): Assessment of the environmental performance of the Austrian Presidency of the EU

IEG Policy: Austria tackled plastic waste but failed to address agriculture pollution, NGO finds

Environmental Sciences Europe: Republished study: long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize

World Economic Forum: How each country’s share of global CO2 emissions changes over time

These are 2018’s stats of the year

Science Magazine: How fast are the oceans warming?

Cheap oil vs. climate change

OECD: Global Outlook on Financing for Sustainable Development 2019

Farm Policy News (US) : New Waters of the U.S. Rule From EPA

Climatic Change: Climate change projections for chilling and heat forcing conditions in European vineyards and olive orchards: a multi-model assessment

Nature: Earth’s magnetic field is acting up and geologists don’t know why

How to make the next Green Deal work

How to globalize the circular economy

Review of Environmental Economics and Policy: Advance articles

Sustainability: Volume 11, Issue 1

Volume 10, Issue 12

Environments: Volume 6, Issue 1

Volume 5, Issue 12

Water: Volume 11, Issue 1

Volume 10, Issue 12

 Climate: Volume 7, Issue 1

Volume 6, Issue 4

 Energies: Volume 12, Issue 1

Volume 11, Issue 12

The New York Times: With 86% Drop, California’s Monarch Butterfly Population Hits Record Low

IEG Policy: Commission not planning to review legislation on GMOs for the time being

Less consumption of meat and dairy could lower non-CO2 emissions from agriculture

Eur Activ: Study dampens industry projections for ‘renewable gas’ in 2050

Biogas in Germany: Maintaining momentum



 US CRS: Advanced Gene Editing: CRISPR-Cas9

 World Economic Forum: 10 predictions for the global economy in 2019

This chart shows how China has successfully tackled poverty

An alternative view of Globalization 4.0, and how to get there

 Project Syndicate: Europe’s Future Is Up to Us (Michel Barnier)

 Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute: Elections 2019 French version

Science Magazine: Improving crop yield

IEG Policy: Scientists boost crop yields by 40% by fixing “glitch” in plant growth

What’s coming up in 2019?

Do plants favor their kin?   

Synthetic glycolate metabolism pathways stimulate crop growth and productivity in the field

Ireland slashes peat power to lower emissions

Did maize dispersal precede domestication?

Multiproxy evidence highlights a complex evolutionary legacy of maize in South America

EU Observer: 2019: Need for EU action

 SOL (J. Berthelot): Rebuilding the WTO for a sustainable global development  French version

The Havana Charter is not the model to reform the WTO FR version

 Bloomberg: U.S. Rejects the EU’s Trade Reform Proposal, Putting WTO at Risk

European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE): Impasse in the WTO Dispute Settlement Body. Consequences and Responses

 Eur Activ: MEPs clear EU-Japan trade deal for early 2019 start

Requiem for a year of hope

20 years of the euro: An imperfect success story

France to advocate multilateralism to address inequality at G7

Macron wins partial victory on eurozone budget

19 EU countries call for new antitrust rules to create ‘European champions’

OECD: Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India

Council on Foreign Relations: Why Hasn’t China Needed to Intervene More This Year? 

Financial Express: India set to become the third-largest consumer market, says WEF; these factors to drive consumption growth

 The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE): Why lobbying in Brussels is not always an obscure activity

 Economies: Volume 7, Issue 1

Volume 6, Issue 4

Journal of World Trade: Latest issues

European Public Law: Latest issues

 The German Marshall Fund (GMF): Newsletter 20 December 2018

Borderlex: Newsletter

What lies ahead for the WTO this year?

IEG Policy: WTO should resolve trade disputes at an early stage – Cecilia Malmström

EU will not halt Mercosur trade deal talks over Bolsonaro

CESifo Economic Studies: Advance articles


The Review of Economic Studies: Advance articles

Vol 86, Issue 1, January 2019

European Review of Economic History: Advance articles

Le Monde (FR): OGM-poisons ? La vraie fin de l’affaire Séralini

Eur Activ (FR): L’UE reconduit les sanctions économiques contre Moscou



Forum Europe: The Third Annual European 5G Conference (22-23 January 2019)

Public Policy Exchange: Food Safety in EU – Maintaining High Standards and Ensuring Transparency of Information (29 January 2019)  Brochure

Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso: Les 2e Rencontres de l’alimentation durable (Paris, 29 Janvier)

JRC: Science meets Parliaments (6-7 February 2019)

FAO – EP: High-level Conference on Forests at the heart of Sustainable Development (7 February)

Politico: EU Studies Fair (8-9 February 2019)

E! Sharp Live 2019: What does Europe means tor Europe?

EAEE: Agricultural Land Markets – Recent Developments, Efficiency and Regulation (EAEE Seminar) (4-5 April 2019)

FFA : Forum for the Future of Agriculture 2019 (FFA) (9 April 2019, Brussels)

EAAE -EC – JRC: 172nd European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) Seminar: Agricultural policy for the environment or environmental policy for agriculture? (28-29 May 2019, Brussels)

Area: Prix area 2018

OECD: Competition workshops (2018)


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


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