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Compiled by the AGRI sector of the Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies (Albert MASSOT MARTI)
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EC: European Commission 2019 – 2024 Allocation of portfolios and supporting services
Flow chart of new European Commission
Political guidelines for the next European Commission 2019 / 2024 – A Union that strives for more. My agenda for Europe
Opening statement in the European Parliament Plenary Session
The von der Leyen Commission: for a Union that strives for more
Main principles of the working methods
→→CAP Reform: The start of Von der Leyen’s Commission Presidency
→→IEG Policy: Dates set for MEPs to grill commissioners-designate
→→→Wojciechowski confirmed as new EU Agriculture Commissioner, Hogan set for Trade
→→→Proposed Agriculture Commissioner already under fire before Parliament hearing
→→→Stella Kyriakides named EU Health Commissioner
→→→New European Commission eyes sustainable food and farming policy
→→Financial Times: The Von der Leyen commission: key appointments for a more assertive EU
→→→A commission to stand up for Europe’s interests
→→The Economist: Ursula von der Leyen’s new European Commission is a win for France
→→Eur Activ: A new team to defend Europe’s economic sovereignty
→→→Agriculture DG loses state aid oversight to boost competition rules
→→→Green Deal branded as ‘hallmark’ of new European Commission
→→EU Observer: Von der Leyen unveils EU commissioners’ portfolios
→→→Von der Leyen gives Timmermans green deal
→→→Nine EU ‘commissioners’ asked to clarify declarations
→→→A new Commission for the one percent
→→Politico: Von der Leyen sets priorities with new Commission line-up
→→→Meet the commissioners
→→→Next European Commission: List in full
→→→Winter is coming: Trump tariff clash looms for von der Leyen
→→Borderlex: Phil Hogan to be the new face of increasingly assertive EU trade policy
→→Jacques Delors Institute – Institute Berlin: An EU budget in support of the next commission’s agenda (FR version)
→→Agri Mutuel (FR): Le Polonais Janusz Wojciechowski, nouveau commissaire à l’agriculture
→→Le Monde (FR): Commission européenne : l’accord du Parlement pourrait poser problème pour certains candidats
→→Découvrez les 27 nouveaux visages de la Commission européenne d’Ursula von der Leyen
EP: Schedule: commissioner candidate hearings in Parliament
Commission hearings 2019 web page
Procedure for EP hearings of the Commissioners-designate
Guidelines for the approval of the Commission
Follow up to the 2009 and 2014 Studies on the Code of Conduct for Commissioners – Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency
Eurobarometer: The 2019 European elections: Have European elections entered a new dimension?
→→EP News: 2019 European elections: Record turnout driven by young people
EC: Global food supply and demand. Consumer trends and trade challenges (EU Agricultural Markets Brief)
Press release – Global food consumption growth and changes in consumer preferences
→IEG Policy: European Commission publishes market briefing on global food supply and demand
The Food and Land Coalition (FOLU): Growing Better: Ten Critical Transitions to Transform Food and Land Use (report)
→IEG Policy: Only 1% of farming subsidies benefit the environment, research finds
→Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resources Economy: The Global Food Value Chain: A Snapshot
Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resources Economy – Chatham House: Delivering Sustainable Food and Land Use Systems: The Role of International Trade
Land Use Policy: Environmentalism and localism in agricultural and land-use policies can maintain food production while supporting biodiversity. Findings from simulations of contrasting scenarios in the EU
European Environmental Agency (EEA): Climate change threatens future of farming in Europe
EEA Report 4/2019 – Climate change adaptation in the agriculture sector in Europe
→→Eur Activ: Climate change will dramatically devalue farmland in southern Europe, EU agency reveals
→→IEG Policy: AGRI MEPs agree to maintain pre-election CAP reform positions
EEA Report 09/2019 – Sustainability transitions: policy and practice
EEA Report 08/2019 – European Union emission inventory report 1990-2017
Corine Land Cover Accounting Layers


EC: Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027
EU budget for the future
EC: EU budget 2021-2027: Commission calls on leaders to set out a roadmap towards an autumn agreement
Council: Multiannual Financial Framework
→Finland’s Presidency: Multiannual financial framework: implementing the EU’s priorities
EP: Interim report on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 – Parliament’s position with a view to an agreement (resolution of 14 November 2018)
European Parliament resolution of 30 May 2018 on the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework and own resources
Post-2020 multiannual financial framework
EPRS briefing – Future financing of EU policies
Long-term EU budget: MEPs lay down funding priorities for post-2020 budget
European Courts of Auditors (ECA): The Commission’s proposal for the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework – Briefing Paper
EP: Long-term EU budget: MEPs lay down funding priorities for post-2020 budget
→Politico: EU eyes targeted budget cuts to fill no-deal Brexit hole


EC: The common agricultural policy at a glance
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: No increase in CAP administrative burden for farmers since 2013 reform
Evaluation Study on ‘ “Analysis of Administrative burden arising from the CAP”
EC: Evaluation of the CAP measures applicable to the wine sector
EC: Report on the implementation of the Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and first results on the performance of the Common Agricultural Policy
CAP Indicators
A new tool to increase the sustainable use of nutrients across the EU
The future is rural: the social objectives of the new CAP
Shaping of the CAP reform: consultation of stakeholders and citizens
Reflection paper. Towards a sustainable Europe by 2030
The post 2020 Common Agricultural Policy : environmental benefits and simplification
Common Agricultural Policy post 2020 – The green architecture (slides)
The environmental objectives of the future CAP
Parliamentary questions – Climate action and CAP – Answer given by Mr Hogan on behalf of the European Commission
Analysis of key policy objectives (briefs)
→→CAP specific objectives explained – Ensuring viable farming income – Brief 1
→→CAP specific objectives explained – Farmer position in value chains – Brief 3
→→CAP specific objectives explained – Agriculture and climate mitigation – Brief 4
→→CAP specific objectives explained – Efficient Soil Management – Brief 5
→→CAP specific objectives explained – Jobs and growth in rural areas – Brief 8
→→CAP specific objectives explained – Health, Food & Antimicrobial Resistance – Brief 9
Council: Future of the CAP post 2020 – work in progress
Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform (Finnish Presidency – Background document)
Regulation on CAP Strategic Plans – Definitions (Finnish Presidency paper)
Horizontal Agricultural Questions (CAP reform) (Finnish Presidency Working Paper, 5th September)
Informal Council of 24 September 2019 – Press release: EU agriculture ministers: agriculture can help increase soil carbon sequestration
Background document – Carbon sequestration on agricultural land
IEG Policy: Agriculture Ministers recognise need to increase soil carbon sequestration
EU farmers defend climate actions ahead of Informal Council
Romanian Presidency progress report (Special Committee on Agriculture) on the post 2020 CAP reform package
Preparation of the Council debate on the environmental and climate- related aspects of the post-2020 CAP (2 July)
June Informal meeting of the agriculture ministers
Revised Presidency drafting suggestions on support for strategic plans to be drawn up by Member States under the Common agricultural policy (CAP Strategic Plans) (28 June 2019)
Presidency background paper on the CAP Strategic Plans regulation (New Delivery Model)
Presidency background paper on the Clean Planet for all: A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy – agricultural aspects
EP – AGRI Committee: Future of the CAP: MEPs want to resume work on pre-election reform proposals
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 – AGRI Committee: Consolidated reports on the CAP proposals after the COMAGRI’s vote
CMO regulation – consolidated version – May 2019
FMM – Horizontal regulation – consolidated version – May 2019
Strategic Plans regulation – consolidated version – May 2019
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 objectivesSlides
The CAP support beyond 2020: assessing the future structure of Direct payments and Rural Development interventionsSlides
The sectoral approach in the CAP beyond and possible options to improve the EU food value chainSlides
EP – EPRS: CAP strategic planning – Operational perspectives
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 here
French version
EESC: Promoting short and alternative food supply chains in the EU: the role of agro-ecology (own-initiative opinion)
European Committee of Regions: Reform of the CAP
The CAP after 2020


IEG Policy: Finnish Council Presidency asks Commission to prepare CAP transition
AGRI MEPs agree to maintain pre-election CAP reform positions
CAP repurposing would reduce emissions and improve health, researcher says
German MEP takes charge of key CAP reform file
Hogan urges member states and MEPs to agree on future CAP budget
Future CAP faces more cuts as Germany wants smaller EU budget
Future CAP should include “technology vouchers”, says machinery industry
CAP Reform: Developing CAP Strategic Plans (Alan Matthews)
Why funding a suckler cow reduction scheme in Ireland makes sense (Alan Matthews)
IEEP: CAP 2021-27: Comparative analysis of environmental performance of COMENVI and COMAGRI reports
IEG Policy: ComAGRI’s CAP reform position risks going back on environment – research
iDiv: EU agriculture not viable for the future
Science: A greener path for the EU CAP (report)
Supplementary materials
CEP (FR): Pour une Politique agricole commune plus verte
Arc2020: Brussels | Commission’s CAP Files to Continue Future of the CAP: MEPs want to resume work on pre-election reform proposals
Research gate: Costs and benefits of collecting farm data for the new CAP’s data needs: empirical evidence (EAAE Seminar Paper)
Politico: Germany fights to limit EU spending in long-term budget
WBAE – BMEL (DE): Zur effektiven Gestaltung der Agrarumwelt- und Klimaschutzpolitik im Rahmen der Gemeinsamen Agrarpolitik der EU nach 2020
IPES-Food: Towards a Common Food Policy for the EU
Open Letter to the President of the European Commission
Chaire UNESCO – Alimentations du monde (FR): Une politique alimentaire commune pour l’Europe
Eur Activ: European Green Deal calls for a green EU budget
Supagro (FR): CAP Eye – La rentrée de la PAC, où en sont les négociations?
Terre-net (FR): Réforme de la PAC – Stop ou encore ?

EC: New EU-Mercosur trade agreement: The agreement in principle (Brussels, 1 July 2019)
Latest round reports and EU proposals for the trade agreement with Mercosur
The text I –  The text II
Key facts about the MERCOSUR agreement
EU – Mercosur trade agreement – Better export opportunities for European farmers and food producers (Fact Sheet)
EC – Speeches: Opening Statement by Commissioner Phil Hogan at EP Committee for Agriculture & Rural Development (COMAGRI)
EC – Press releases: EU and Mercosur reach agreement on trade
Remarks by President Juncker at the joint press conference with President Macri in the presence of EU and Mercosur leaders
Key elements of the EU-Mercosur trade agreement
EFTA: EFTA-MERCOSUR free trade agreement – Conclusion in substance of the EFTA – MERCOSUR free trade negotiations
IEG Policy: Mercosur eyes trade deals with EFTA and Canada before end of 2019
Mercosur and EFTA may announce conclusion of FTA this week
EFTA and Mercosur conclude trade negotiations
EFTA-Mercosur deal opens up opportunities for Brazilian agribusiness


EP – EPRS: The trade pillar of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement
FERN: Open letter : 340+ organisations call on the EU to immediately halt trade negotiations with Brazil
→IATP: 340+ organizations call on the EU to immediately halt trade negotiations with Brazil
Borderlex: EU-Mercosur endgame: The quest for beefed-up final offers
Eur Activ: France and Ireland threaten to vote against EU-Mercosur deal
EU, Mercorsur reach trade deal after 20 years of talks
Macron defends EU-Mercosur trade deal, as farmers protest
EU-Mercosur deal divides both sides of the Atlantic
IEG Vu – IEG Policy: EU-Mercosur: Get ready for a change in trade
IEG Policy: ComAgri MEPs challenge EU-Mercosur safeguards against unfair trade and deforestation
EU member states remain divided on Mercosur deal
Austria set to veto EU-Mercosur trade deal
Slovakia wants to block EU-Mercosur deal
France and Ireland cast doubts on ratification of EU-Mercosur deal
Macron threatens not to sign EU-Mercosur deal
Agriculture MEPs grill Hogan on Mercosur deal
EU and Brazil at odds over ‘precautionary principle’ in Mercosur deal
L’Obs (FR): Les arguments dépassés des défenseurs de l’accord de libre-échange avec le Mercosur
Mercosur : Pascal Lamy répond à l’édito de Pascal Riché
CEPII: L’accord UE-Mercosur mérite mieux que des caricatures
Challenges (FR): Didier Guillaume: La France ne signera pas l’accord UE-Mercosur à “n’importe quel prix”
Le Monde (FR): Que contient l’accord de libre-échange entre l’UE et le Mercosur ?
Tout comprendre à l’accord de libre-échange entre l’UE et le Mercosur
Eur Activ (FR): L’accord UE-Mercosur divise des deux côtés de l’Atlantique
Agri mutuel (FR): Après 20 ans de discussions, accord « historique » entre l’UE et le Mercosur
L’accord Mercosur-UE fait aussi grincer des dents côté brésilien
Emmanuel Macron hausse le ton : la France s’oppose à l’accord Mercosur en l’état
Le Vif (FR): Loin d’être un “monstre”, l’accord UE-Mercosur affirme les intérêts de l’Europe et ses valeurs à l’échelle mondiale (Cecilia Malmstrom)
Le Soir (FR): L’accord conclu avec le Mercosur est taillé sur mesure pour l’industrie européenne
Libération (FR): Accord Mercosur – UE: la France avance avec prudence
Huffington Post (FR): Bolsonaro défend le travail des enfants au Brésil
Mercosur ABC (MABC) (ES): Un reforzamiento político para el Mercosur. El desafío de enfrentar las asimetrías comerciales
El “Acuerdo Mercosur-Unión Europea” en clave jurídica

IEG Vu – IEG Policy: The EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement: Impacts on Food and Farming (report)
IEG Policy: EU reveals products to be granted GI protection under Mercosur trade agreement 
Why is agri-food so often the major issue in EU trade negotiations?
The new EU-Mercosur FTA: a challenge to European agriculture
EU-Mercosur deal will promote EU’s sustainability and “global animal welfare agenda”
Hogan promises €1 billion to ease farmers’ Mercosur worries
Mercosur backlash could hurt Hogan’s ambition for second term
EU farmers furious over “sell-out” Mercosur deal
Brazil’s citrus, meat sectors hail EU-Mercosur deal, sugar industry unhappy at ‘lack of ambition’
Is the EU-Mercosur trade agreement a threat to EU poultry production?
EU-Mercosur trade deal likely to fall short of EU dairy expectations
EU ready to grant Mercosur beef TRQ of 99,000 tonnes
Analysis: Where does the Mercosur trade deal leave EU beef quotas?
Argentine region free to ship meat to EU after restrictions lifted
Spain’s poultry sector mulls over possible effects of EU-Mercosur deal
New alliance set up to protect EU agriculture in trade agreements
French farmers continue to protest against CETA and Mercosur deal
Spanish farmers call for market impact studies for EU-South America trade deal
Arc2020: Part 1 EU-Mercosur Trade Deal | the Bolsonaro Era
Part 2 EU-Mercosur Trade Deal | A Road to Nowhere for Farmers?
COCERAL: Position Paper on EU-Mercosur Exchange of Offers and Upcoming Negotiation Rounds
Global Meat: Mixed reaction to EU – MERCOSUR trade agreement 
Irish Times: Phil Hogan: Flawed commentary on sustainability derailing debate on Mercosur trade deal
Reuters: EU-Mercosur trade deal ‘invitation’ to other agreements: Brazil beef group
Eur Activ: EU farmers boss: ‘Devastating’ Mercosur trade pact exposes Europe’s double standards
CETA and Mercosur meat quotas expose France’s double standards
Merco Press: Brazil hopes to expand chicken and pork sales to EU bases on the deal with Mercosur
Bloomberg: As the Amazon burns, Brazilian agriculture faces backlash threat
The Independent: John Downing: ‘Farmers are angry over Mercosur – and the Fine Gael TDs fear the fallout’
Gro Intelligence: New Brazil Data Brings Greater Precision to Gro
Choices Magazines (AEEA): Brazil’s Agricultural Production and Its Potential as Global Food Supplier
Agricultural Production Potential in Southern Cone: Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay

USDA – ERS: Brazil Once Again Becomes the World’s Largest Beef Exporter
Idèle (FR): L’accord de libéralisation commerciale UE/Mercosur est signé… Quels impacts potentiels sur les secteurs bovins ?
Wiki Agri (FR): Mercosur, ou comment l’autonomie alimentaire de l’Europe est menacée
Ce que les craintes sur l’accord du Mercosur révèlent sur la fragilité de notre agriculture
Web-agri (FR): Accord UE – Mercosur. Indignations, manifestations : Ce qu’il faut retenir de la contestation générale
Eur Activ (FR): Les agriculteurs européens révoltés par l’accord UE-Mercosur
Les quotas de viande embarrassent la France dans les accords commerciaux
Chambres d’Agriculture (FR): Analyses et Perspectives de juillet 2019 – Accord de libre-échange UE-MERCOSUR : menaces sur le secteur agroalimentaire européen
Agriculture Strategies (FR): Accord UE-Mercosur, un baroud d’honneur mondialiste ?
Le Point (FR): “Inacceptable”: les agriculteurs européens révoltés par l’accord UE-Mercosur
Mercosur : Macron salue un « bon accord », pas les agriculteurs
Les Échos (FR): Mercosur : un accord clivant pour l’industrie agroalimentaire française
France 24 (FR): Jugé “inacceptable”, l’accord entre l’UE et le Mercosur indigne les agriculteurs français
Agri mutuel (FR): Le traité de l’UE avec le Mercosur ne sera pas ratifié selon Didier Guillaume
Les produits agricoles concernés par l’accord MERCOSUR
« Inacceptable » pour les agriculteurs français, même macronistes
Rare unanimité chez les syndicats agricoles contre le « sacrifice » des paysans

Open Democracy: Leaked documents show Brazil’s Bolsonaro has grave plans for Amazon rainforest
Greenpeace: EU-Mercosur deal trades in environmental destruction
NBC News: Climate change, oxygen and biodiversity: Amazon rainforest fires leaves plenty at stake
The New York Times: Under Brazil’s Far-Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall
Forbes: Forget The Amazon Hype, Fires Globally Have Declined 25% Since 2003 Thanks To Economic Growth
IEG Policy: EU countries “overreacting” by linking Amazon fires to EU-Mercosur trade deal, says Brazil
Amazon fires split EU member states on Mercosur deal
Deforestation in Brazil threatens EU-Mercosur deal
Brazilian dairy companies highlight concerns over EU-Mercosur accord
Food and Ag Policy Briefing: Concerns over Amazon fires, climate change and Brexit
EU Observer: EU to discuss Brazil beef ban over Amazon fires
Human Rights Watch: Rainforest Mafias (Report)
The Guardian: Amazon deforestation is driven by criminal networks, report finds
Politico: Macron announces fund to help stop Amazon rainforest fires
Eur Activ: Bolsonaro rejects G7 aid to fight Amazon forest fires
Forest protection likely to be new priority for EU Parliament
WWF: WWF – Brazil statement on Amazon forest fires
World Economic Forum: The Amazon is reaching a dangerous tipping point. We need to scale solutions now if we have any chance of saving it
The Energy Mix: G7 offers assistance, Bolsonaro faces withering pressure as Amazon rainforest burns
The Guardian: Revealed: rampant deforestation of Amazon driven by global greed for meat
Bolsonaro rejects ‘Captain Chainsaw’ label as data shows deforestation ‘exploded’
Brazil records worst annual deforestation for a decade
The Economist: The Amazon is perilously close to the tipping-point. Brazil has the power to save Earth’s greatest rainforest—or destroy it
Pacific Standard: How Climate Change Is Threatening the Biodiversity of the Brazilian Savanna
BBC News: Why 500 million bees have died in Brazil in three months?
Amazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest – space agency
Wiki Agri (FR): Accord UE-Mercosur : verdir le commerce
Le Monde (FR): Nicolas Hulot : « L’accord avec le Mercosur est complètement antinomique avec nos ambitions climatiques »
France Inter (FR): Pascal Lamy : “Le Mercosur va empêcher M. Bolsonaro de déforester l’Amazonie”
Reuters (FR): Brésil: La déforestation de l’Amazonie a augmenté de 88% en un an
Les Échos (FR): Brésil : comme promis, Bolsonaro accélère la déforestation en Amazonie


EC: Speech by Michel Barnier at the European Parliament Conference of Presidents, 12 September 2019
EC: Brexit – Preparedness notices
EP: Brexit: new European Parliament reaffirms wholehearted support for EU position
Motion for a resolution to wind up the debate on the state of play of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union
European Parliament resolution of 18 September 2019 on the state of play of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (18/9/2019)
Eur Activ: Irish backstop must be part of Brexit deal, says EU Parliament chief
The Supreme Court: Case UKSC 2019/0193 – Judgment of 24 September 2019 – Cherry and others (Respondents) v Advocate General for Scotland (Appellant) (Scotland) – Suspension of Parliament unlawful
Case UKSC 2019/0193 – Summary
Gov.UK: Operation Yellowhammer. HMG reasonable Worst Case Planning Assumptions
Government response to Humble Address Motion (Policy Paper)
→→BBC: Brexit: Operation Yellowhammer no-deal document published
→→The Guardian: Brexit: government publishes Operation Yellowhammer documents – live news
→→Euronews: Operation Yellowhammer: UK releases ‘no-deal’ Brexit documents predicting delays at border
→→NewStatesman: What the government’s no-deal Brexit planning says, and what it means
→→Headlinez Pro: Operation Yellowhammer: UK report predicts Brexit chaos
→→EU Observer: Yellowhammer: UK report predicts Brexit chaos
→→IEG Policy: Release of confidential Government no-deal Brexit report reveals fears of food shortage
Gov.UK: Secretary of State speech at breakfast event hosted by Europa Press in Madrid
Politico: Alternative arrangements update: Working Groups and DEFRA objectives (UK leaked paper)
→The Guardian: Irish border after Brexit – all ideas are beset by issues says secret paper
UK Parliament: A no-deal Brexit: the Johnson Government
No deal Brexit: trade
Brexit reading list: no deal
Ending free movement: How will EU citizens prove their right to work in the UK?
Politics and Governance: Vol. 7 No 3 – The Impact of Brexit on EU Policies
Verfassungsblog on Matters Constitutional: An Offer the EU and UK Cannot Refuse. A Proposal on How to Avoid a No-Deal Brexit
Borderlex: Blog: Three reasons why a US-UK deal won’t just be round the corner after Brexit
UKTPO: Johnson’s alternative to the backstop would be just as ‘undemocratic’
EuroChoices: Brexit and the Challenges in Communicating Economics
Business Europe: Brexit – no deal means disaster, must be definitely ruled out (press release)
EU Observer: Brexit: More talks, less certainty than ever
Johnson defeated as MPs push anti no-deal Brexit bill
Irish border will see checks after no-deal Brexit, EU warns
Juncker: No-deal Brexit ‘palpable’

UK Parliament: Brexit: Trade issues for food and agriculture
Central Bank of Ireland: New Risks and Old Problems: The Uncertain Outlook for Irish Agriculture (Economic Letter)
IEG Policy: Irish meat sector faces ‘meltdown’ under looming no-deal Brexit
Politics and Governance: What Common Agricultural Policy after Brexit?
IEG Policy: End of UK Parliament’s suspension means Agriculture Bill still alive
No-deal Brexit: How will European agri-food trade adjust?
UK parliament must race to adopt Agriculture Bill in time for Brexit
UK farmers clear to recruit EU workers after change to ‘no deal’ immigration policy
UK farmers in the dark over future sterling value of aid payments
Scotland’s farmers to get ‘missing’ £160 million in CAP subsidy payments
Extra €66m to settle intra-UK row over ‘convergence’ aid funding
UK parliamentary committee calls for end to single use food packaging
UK nudges food exporters to prepare for no-deal Brexit
UKTPO: UK food safety Statutory Instruments: A problem for US-UK negotiations?
Dairy Reporter: UK cheese exports could be hit with tariffs in no-deal Brexit
RSPB: Assessing the costs of Environmental Land Management in the UK: Briefing for policy makers
→IEG Policy: Post-Brexit Britain needs €3.4 billion for sustainable agriculture, conservationists say
Agri Mutuel (FR): Le Brexit impactera-t-il la filière viande bovine?


Council: Finland’s Presidency
→Prime Minister Office: Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU
→Finland’s Presidency: Webpage
Finnish government ministers presented Finland’s Presidency priorities before EP committees
Agriculture and Fisheries Council – related meetings
Policies – Infographics
EC: Published initiatives
EC: Contribute law making (New ‘Better regulation’ portal and REFIT platform)
EC – The European Citizens’ Initiative: Open initiatives
European Initiative (open) – A price for carbon to fight climate change
European Initiative (open) – PRO-NUTRISCORE
European Initiative (open) – The fast, fair and effective solution to climate change 
European Initiative (successful) – Ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides
→→IEG Policy: EU petition launched on agrochemical ban by 2035
EC: African Swine fever (ASF)
Chronology of main initiative taken or supported by the European Commission
Interactive maps of areas subject to measures for ASF in the EU
→→Gro Intelligence: More Countries Battle African Swine Fever
EC: Regulation (EU) 2019/1381 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain (OJ L 231, 6 September 2019)
Press release: New legislation on transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model in the food chain
Fairness in the Food Supply Chain: Commission welcomes Member States’ support for greater price transparency
IEG Policy: Commission adopts new price transparency measures
Transparency in the food chain regulation published in Official Journal
EC: School fruit, vegetables and milk scheme
EU budget per country – 2019/20 school year 
→→IEG Policy: EU distributes fruit, vegetables and milk under new school scheme
EC – Speeches: Speech by Commissioner Phil Hogan at North American – European Union Agricultural Conference, Copenhagen
 EC: Drought in Europe: Member States agree on support measures proposed by the Commission
 EC – Horizon: Web page – Agriculture and forestry
Land use puts huge pressure on Earth’s resources. Here’s what needs to change
 EC: Competitiveness of the heating and cooling industry and services (Report). Part I
Part II
EC: RASFF — The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed — 2018 annual report
IEG Policy: New report shows aflatoxins top EU food safety alerts in 2018
EC: 12th Financial report of the EAGF (2018 Financial year)
EC – Trade: Truths about Trade (Commissioner Cecilia Malmström speech)
EC: Monitoring EU agri-food trade (collection)
Agri-food trade in 2018
Press release – EU leading in global agri-food trade
→→IEG Policy: EU remains leading exporter of agri-food products
EC: EU restrictive measures in response to the crisis in Ukraine
Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1403 of 12 September 2019 extending sanctions over Ukraine
EC – EIP AGRI: Newsletter 73
Newsletter 72
European Court of Auditors (ECA): EU Auditors look at new imaging technologies for monitoring the CAP
Audit preview: New imaging technologies for agricultural monitoring
IEG Policy: EU auditors scrutinise new technologies for CAP monitoring
European Court of Justice (ECJ): Judgment in Case C-443/18, Commission v Italy (Xylella fastidiosa bacterium) – Press release
EFSA: Public consultation on the draft EFSA scientific reports on a cumulative dietary risk characterisation of pesticides that have acute effects on the nervous system and chronic effects on the thyroid
→→IEG Policy: EFSA consults on cumulative risk of exposure to multiple pesticide residues
Guidance of EFSA on risk assessments for active substances of plant protection products that have stereoisomers as components or impurities and for transformation products of active substances that may have stereoisomers
IEG Policy: EFSA publishes new guidance on assessments of stereoisomers
EC- ENRD: Newsletter August 2019
EP: European Parliament resolution of 19 September 2019 on the patentability of plants and essentially biological processes
→EP News: No patents on naturally obtained plants and seeds
→→IEG Policy: European Parliament says traditional plant breeding should not be patented 
EP: AGRI Fact Sheets of the European Union – Updated
EP: AGRI Publications & here
Research for AGRI – Updates
Research for AGRI : News – July / August – Issue 1
AGRI Committee Newsletter
AGRI e-meetings – documentation
EP – EPRS: The EU cereals sector: Main features, challenges and prospects
AGRI Committee: Newsletter
AGRI meetings – documents
Research for AGRI – Updates
Research for AGRI: News – July / August – Issue 1
European Committee of Regions: Evaluation of the impact of the current CAP on the agriculture of developing countries (report)
CAP Reform: Impact of the CAP on developing countries
EC: Commission to launch new market observatories for wine and fruit and vegetables
EC: Fruit and vegetables Dashboard – Tomato
 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
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
Oilseeds balance sheet
Oilseeds exports and imports
Balance sheets for cereals, oilseeds, proteins and rice
Balance sheet rice
Olive oil dashboard
Protein balance sheet


IEG Policy: News
EU realises larger wheat harvest
Trade in goods increases 10% though Canada-EU deal, says Malmström
US tariffs on EU agri-food products loom after WTO approval
Concerns over US-Japan trade deal raised by dairy-state Democrats
Approval decisions on GMOs referred back to EU Commission
EU Ministers consider need for study on NBTs
France to gather data on glyphosate cancer link ahead of EU re-evaluation
EU anti-fraud office to be tasked with investigating food fraud
Trade deals will not dilute strict agchem rules, says EU Commission
EU agrochemical review report nearing completion
EU rapeseed plantings may rebound after poor summer harvest
ECJ rejects second challenge to EU approval of GM soybeans
IEG Vu – IEG Policy: 7 Top Food Commodity Trends
Next Generation Food. How health, climate change and politics are changing the way we eat (report)
European Milk Board (EMB): European milk strikes: Millions of litres & thousands of tractors
IEG Policy: Milk farmers protest low prices, ten years after “historic” milk pouring strikes
Eur Activ: Protein discussion likely to be on next European Commission agenda
Fertiliser regulation: German ministers warn farmers will have to make extensive efforts
EU to retaliate if Trump slaps tariffs on French wine
France’s path towards sustainable farming eroded by increased droughts
No request to look into different olive oil prices, Commission says
FAO: Food Price Index
World Food Situation
Newsletter – Publications update
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019
GIEWS – Global Information and Early Warning System – Crop Prospects and Food Situation
World Food Day (16 October 2019)Communication toolkits
Gro Intelligence: Global Food Prices Slide on Optimistic Supply Forecasts
AMIS – Agricultural Market Information System: Market Monitor – Issues
Market Database
Market Monitor
Latest Market Monitor No 71 (September)
Crop Watch: Bulletin 56 – August
EC – JRC: JRC Mars Bulletin August
EU sugar output expected to fall
International Grains Council (IGC): IGC webpage
Wageningen University: Mansholt lecture 2019: The Future of Proteins
Chickpeas, crickets and chlorella: our future proteins
IEG Policy: Commission receives research strategy to trigger sustainable protein transition
Newsletter 26/9/2019
Meat the Facts: European Livestock Voice Initiative
→European Network of Agricultural Journalists (ENAJ): European Livestock Voice Initiative
→You Tube: Meat the Facts
→IEG Policy: European industry groups unite to challenge meat and livestock “myths”
World Resources Institute (WRI): Reducing Food Loss and Waste: Setting a Global Action Agenda (report)
Creating a Sustainable Food Future. A Menu of Solutions to Feed Nearly 10 Billion People by 2050 (World Resources Report)
OECD: Water and agriculture
→YouTube: Water Balancing Demand
World Bank: Harvesting Prosperity : Technology and Productivity Growth in Agriculture (report)
WTO: DS 493 Ukraine — Anti-Dumping Measures on Ammonium Nitrate
SURE-Farm: Policy Brief on Intergenerational Renewal. What policies can do?
Agricultural Systems: A framework to assess the resilience of farming systems
→→IEG Policy: Researchers develop new framework to assess farm resilience
Arc2020: September Newsletter
Rural Dialogues
Rural Dialogues | Stochastic System Collapse Part 1
Rural Dialogues | Stochastic System Collapse Part 2 – the Social and Solidarity Economy Alternative
Farm-2-Fork 2030: A Truly Green Farming, Food and Rural Vision for Ireland
IDS Bulletin: Volume 50, Issue 2 – The Political Economy of Food
Kantar World Panel: Newsletter 9 September
Newsletter 23 September
‘Who Cares, Who Does?’ Consumer response to plastic waste (report)
Urban Food Futures: Latest articles
PLOS ONE: Why environmentalists eat meat
Science: Designing better sugary drink taxes
Biosystems Engineering: Robotics and labour in agriculture. A context consideration
European Review of Agricultural Economics: Advance articles
Volume 46, Issue 4, September 2019
→→Behavioural factors affecting the adoption of sustainable farming practices: a policy-oriented review
Effects of crop insurance on farm disinvestment and exit decisions
American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE): Advance articles
Volume 101, Issue 5 (October)
To Risk or Not to Risk? Risk Management and Farm Productivity
Estimating the Impact of Financial Investments on Agricultural Futures Prices using Changes in Volatility
Journal of Agricultural Economics (JAE): Articles – Early view on-line
Resources, Conservation and Recycling: Waste not, want not: A bio-economic impact assessment of household food waste reductions in the EU
Food waste in an alternative food network – A case-study
Science of The Total Environment: Does the size matter? A comparative analysis of the environmental impact of several packaged foods 
Research gate: Routledge Handbook of Food as Commons
Food Policy: Passing the food and agricultural R&D buck? The United States and China 
 International Journal of Agricultural Management: Human dynamics and the intergenerational farm transfer processing later life: A roadmap for future generational renewal in agriculture policy
Agriculture: Volume 9, Issue 10
Volume 9, Issue 9
Foods: Volume 8, Issue 10
Volume 8, Issue 9
AgroInsurance International: World News Summary from AgroInsurance – August
European Countryside: Issues
AgEcon: Impacts of a No CAP Scenario on Sub-Saharan Africa (IAAE Conference paper)
Farm Europe: Improve the link between science, innovation, agriculture and food
IFPRI: IFPRI Insights – 10 September
Compact 2025 End Hunger and Undernutrition – Brief 74
Compact 2025 End Hunger and Undernutrition – Brief 75
Our World in Data: Employment in agriculture
Yields and Land Use in Agriculture
Food per Person
Food Prices
Diet Compositions
Micronutrient Deficiency
Hunger and Undernourishment
The world now produces more seafood from fish farms than wild catch
IFAD: 2019 Rural Development report – Creating opportunities for rural youth
CIHEAM: Newsletter
IPES-Food: Latest reports
Choices Magazine (AAEA): Theme Overview: The Agricultural Production Potential of Latin America: Implications for Global Food Supply and Trade
 USDA – ERS: Amber Waves
Long-Term U.S. Agricultural Outlook Affected Broadly by Uncertainty of China’s Markets
Interdependence of China, United States, and Brazil in Soybean Trade
USDA: World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE)
Gro Intelligence: USDA Stays Optimistic on Corn, but Gro Model Points to Even Higher Yields
US CRS: Latest publications
Retaliatory Tariffs and U.S. Agriculture
Farm Policy: USDA’s 2019 Trade Aid Package
The Commodity Credit Corporation: In Brief
Domestic Food Assistance: Summary of Programs
Agricultural Conservation: A Guide to Programs
Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)
GTAP (Global Trade Analysis Project): The United States Trade Policies in the Twenty First Century and Impacts for Domestic Agriculture
IATP: August Articles
Getting smarter, not ‘tougher,’ about trade policy
Future of U.S. federal nanotechnology: ‘safe by design’ product commercialization
Nature Nanotechnology: Opportunities and challenges for nanotechnology in the agri-tech revolution
Eur Activ (FR): Faut-il bannir les nano additifs alimentaires ?
Nature Research Journal: CRISPR might be the banana’s only hope against a deadly fungus
Alarm as antimicrobial resistance surges among chickens, pigs and cattle
Animal Health Europe: Press release: Informal group of AMR stakeholders – Open letter
→IEG Policy: Animal health sector calls for dedicated EP group on AMR
International Oil Council (IOC): Newsletter 140 – August 2019
FAIR Share – Digital tools for farm advisors: Newsletter
Freshfel Europe: Fresh Times – Edition 4, 2019
Gro Intelligence: US Corn Exports Suffer as Global Competition Heats Up
In Unusual Move, USDA FSA Seeks to Clarify Planted Area Mystery
Observer: Can cannabis keep the US Agriculture Sector Afloat Amid Fiery Trade War?
Bloomberg: Trump’s $28 Billion Bet That Rural America Will Stick With Him
Farm Policy News (US): Despite Commodity Purchases, Trump Uninterested in “Partial” Trade Deal, as Chinese Cancel U.S. Farm Visit at U.S. Request
U.S., China Trade Talks Set to Resume; Agricultural Export Markets Continue to Adjust
Trade Tensions Simmer; China Purchases U.S. Farm Goods as African Swine Fever Impacts Pork Market
Trump Administration Rolls Back “Waters of the U.S.” Rule
USDA Agricultural Trade Outlook- FY19 Export Forecast Lowered Again
U.S. and Japan Reach a Trade Deal in Principle
Federal Reserve: Observations on the Ag Economy – August 2019
Executive Branch Biofuels Draft Plan Falls Short of Expectations
On Ethanol, President Trump Plans to Regain Farmers’ Trust
2019 Farm Sector Income Forecast, August
Farmdoc Daily (US): Anticipating September 1 Stocks for Soybeans and Corn
Corn and Soybean Crops Move Towards the Finish Line
Farm Policy Perspectives: 20th Anniversary of the farmdoc Project
Biofuels Markets and Policy: 20th Anniversary of the farmdoc Project
Have Soybean Prices Put in a Low?
Grain Price Outlook: farmdoc Twentieth Anniversary
Weekly Farm Economics: The Agricultural Risk Coverage — County Level (ARC-CO) Option in the 2018 Farm Bill
The Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Option in the 2018 Farm Bill
Farmdoc and farmdoc daily: Crop Insurance Contributions – 20 years and Counting
Farmdoc and farmdoc daily: Farm Real Estate Markets – 20 Years and Growing
Farmdoc 20 Year Retrospective on Agricultural Trade (In Chart Form)
Assessing Market Facilitation Payments in Hindsight and Implications for Future Policy

Global Meat: News

Dairy Reporter: News

The Beef / Dairy Site: &
Centre d’études et de prospective (CEP) (FR)
Bulletin de veille
Ministère de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation (FR): AGRESTE – Statistiques
FranceAgriMer (FR): Web site
Chaire UNESCO – Alimentations du monde (FR): « Glocaliser » l’alimentation
Une politique alimentaire commune pour l’Europe
EcoPhytopic (FR): Alternatives au glyphosate pour la gestion des vivaces
FARM – Le blog de la fondation (FR): Les surfaces disponibles pour l’agriculture : un nouvel éclairage
Le « double fardeau » nutritionnel, une analyse par les prix
Agri Mutuel (FR): Newsletter A la une
Ce qu’il faut retenir de l’interview d’Emmanuel Macron après le G7
La situation dans de nombreuses régions devient dramatique
Les filières animales françaises en perte de compétitivité à l’export
Plusieurs régimes d’indemnisations agricoles en France
Eur Activ (FR): Les protéines au menu de la prochaine Commission européenne
Haro sur le gaspillage alimentaire
Basta! (FR): « Pouloducs », élevages intensifs, aliments importés : les dérives de l’œuf bio industriel
Le Figaro (FR): Deux pesticides augmentent le risque de Parkinson
Wiki Agri (FR): Les sécheresses ? Une mauvaise gestion des pluies !
24 Matins (FR): Exploitation des ouvriers et mafia, les plaies de l’agriculture italienne
Ouest-France (FR): Point de vue. Stéphane Le Foll : ‘Produits phytosanitaires et courage en politique’
Alimentation, soja, OGM et climat: l’Europe au défi de son indépendance en protéines
Commentaire. L’élevage face au climat
200 personnalités réclament la fin de l’élevage intensif dans une tribune 


German Government (Die Bundesregierung): Climate Action Programme 2030 
Eur Activ: Germany’s missed opportunity to regain climate leadership 
United Nations: UN Climate Action Summit 2019 (New York, September 2019)
→Eur Activ: UN climate summit, day #2: Few announcements in the end – ‘How dare you’
UN summit day #3 : SDGs in the spotlight
Russia formally joins Paris climate pact
IEG Policy: Climate fund worth $790 million launched to help small-scale food producers
EP: EU Environment and Climate Change Policies (study)
EC: Citizen support for climate action (2019 survey)
EC: Circular Plastics Alliance
EP: The UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit and the Climate Action Summit, New York, 23-25 September 2019 (PD briefing)
Covering Climate Now: Global journalism initiative
Nature Research Journal: World’s oceans are losing power to stall climate change
Act now and avert a climate crisis
The hard truths of climate change — by the numbers
Where climate cash is flowing and why it’s not enough
Debating the bedrock of climate-change mitigation scenarios
Why young climate activists have captured the world’s attention
To solve climate change, remember the ocean
China’s tree-planting drive could falter in a warming world
The ecologist who wants to map everything
Heriot-Watt University: Future proofing cereals for climate change drought conditions
UK Parliament: Our Planet, our Health (Environmental Audit Committee report)
→Food Navigator: UK’s food supply at risk from climate change and imports: report
→IEG Policy: MPs warn 20% of UK’s fruit and vegetables come from “countries at risk of climate breakdown”
OECD: Perspectives on Global Development 2019. Rethinking Development Strategies
Accelerating Climate Action. Refocusing Policies through a Well-being Lens (report)
Nature Geoscience: Global fire emissions buffered by the production of pyrogenic carbon
Science: €100 million German insect protection plan will protect habitats, restrict weed killers, and boost research
Forest giants are the trees most at risk
Global Change Biology: Largely underestimated carbon emission from land use and land cover change in the conterminous United States
→ New study suggests U.S. land carbon sink may have been overestimated
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy: Advance articles
Environments: Volume 6, Issue 10
Volume 6, Issue 9
Sustainability: Volume 11, Issue 18
Volume 11, Issue 17
Volume 11, Issue 16
Water: Volume 11, Issue 9
Volume 11, Issue 10
Sensitivity of Agricultural Development to Water-Related Drivers: The Case of Andalusia (Spain)
Climate: Volume 7, Issue 9
Energies: Volume 12, Issue 19
Volume 12, Issue 18
Volume 12, Issue 17
Independent: Everything you thought about the carbon footprint of imported food is wrong, says top professor
Yale Environment 360: How Green Party Gains Could Make Europe a Leader Again on Climate
Centro Euro-mediterraneo sui Cambiamento Climatico (CMCC): Newsletter 9/2019
The CMCC observatory on climate policies and futures
Farm Europe: How can the EU avoid actually importing deforestation?
World Economic Forum: Indonesia sets global example on fighting forest fires
Truth Out: On Climate and Food, What’s the Lesson We Insist on Missing?
Medium: We’re All in the Same Lifeboat Now
Eur Activ: French researchers forecast more intensified global warming
(FR) Les forêts allemandes souffrent sévèrement du réchauffement climatique
Actu Environnement (FR): Contenir le réchauffement à 1,5°C dès 2050 coûterait “quatre à cinq fois” moins cher aux États
Climat : la trajectoire des 1,5°C en 2100 n’est pas atteignable, selon les experts français
Alternatives économiques (FR): Que valent les éco-gestes du quotidien ?
GEO (FR): Le boom du bio contrôle en Andalousie : de plus en plus d’insectes à la place des pesticides


EC – European Policy Strategy Centre: EU industrial policy after Siemens-Alstom. Finding a new balance between openness and protection
Siemens: A future-oriented industrial policy for Europe
 EP – EPRS: The European Council’s role in the EU policy cycle
Annual EU budgetary procedure. An introduction to the steps in the EP
Science: Archaeological assessment reveals Earth’s early transformation through land use
→Eur Activ (FR): Usage des sols : l’empreinte humaine plus ancienne qu’on ne le pensait
Farm Europe: The beginning of a US – EU trade war?
World Economic Forum: We must treat cybersecurity as a public good. Here’s why
Bloomberg: What to Know About Recessions, Including the Next One
Our World in Data: World Population Growth
Future Population Growth
World Economic Forum: The $86 trillion world economy – in one chart
Borderlex: Newsletter 13 September
Newsletter August
Eur Activ: Europe launches last-ditch effort to avoid US tariffs
G7 leaders to rethink capitalism as risk of recession looms
Trade wars: Germany’s slide into recession
France and Germany show unity in response to US-China trade war
Nature Research Journal: Balance of power : The Economic Consequences of the Peace at 100
Global Trade and Customs Journal: Latest Issues
Journal of World Trade: Latest issues
European Public Law: Latest issues
 CESifo Economic Studies: Website
Advance articles
Newsletter 2019/07
Economies: Volume 7, Issue 3
Continuum Economics: Japan-U.S. Deal: A Bigger Win for the U.S.?
The Review of Economic Studies: Advance articles
Volume 86, Issue 5
 European Review of Economic History: Advance articles
CEPS: Monthly Bulletin – September
CEPII: Latest Newsletters published
Newsletter 137
L’économie mondiale 2020 : ralentissement sous haute tension
L’économie mondiale 2020
La Tribune (FR): Guerre commerciale, urgence climatique: le CEPII sonne l’alarme
Alternatives Économiques (FR): Entretien Thomas Piketty : « Oui, on peut combattre les inégalités ! »


EP: EP hearing of the AGRI Commissioner-designate Janusz Wojciechowski: 1st October
CEPS: European Futures Forum (Brussels, 1st October)
CMCC: Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (webinar) (1st October)
Politico: The New Age of Agriculture: more productive, more efficient, more sustainable (Brussels, 8 October)
FAO: High-Level Meeting on World Food Day Investing in Nutrition: Partnering for Action (15 October)
CEPS: The Politics of the EU Purse: Mastering the Multiannual Financial Framework (Seminar 21-23 October 2019)
Good Food, Good Farming: European Days of Action –Final Demonstration (Strasbourg, 22 October)
Politico: Sustainable Future Summit 2019 (14 November 2019)
EC: EU Conference on Modelling for Policy support: Experiences, challenges and the way ahead (26/17 November)
EC: The 2019 EU Agricultural Outlook conference (10 – 11 December) (Early warning)
Food Dynamics: System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks (14th International European Forum / 176th EAAE Seminar, 10-14 February 2020)
With acknowledgements to IEG Policy, Politico, CAP, Euractiv, Centre d ‘études et de prospective,, FranceAgriMer and Tomás Garcia Azcárate (EAGRA)


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