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Alan Matthews
Professor Emeritus of European Agricultural Policy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland with interests in agricultural policy, trade and Brexit.
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Alan Matthews 4h
Croatian Presidency background paper for AGRIFISH Ministers meeting next Monday 8 June poses three probing questions on F2F, Biodiversity Strategies and MFF CAP allocation, will be illuminating to see how many MSs buy in
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Alan Matthews 10h
European Court of Auditors new report "Biodiversity on farmland: CAP contribution has not halted the decline"
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Alan Matthews 12h
Clever graphic illustration of some of the food policy elements in Commission's Farm to Fork Strategy by in today's "How Brussels wants to change your cheeseburger"
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Alan Matthews 22h
At the same time as Commission proposes new carbon farming initiativein F2F Strategy to pay farmers for carbon sequestration under the CAP, the same idea is taken up in rare bipartisan legisation in the US
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Alan Matthews 24h
Commission launches public consultation on roadmap/inception impact assessment on need to revise Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive, first step on delivering pesticide reduction target in F2F Strategy
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Alan Matthews Jun 3
Analysis of the CAP budget numbers in the Commission's latest MFF proposal suggests payments could well be maintained in real value in next MFF. My blog post takes you through the numbers
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Highclere Consulting Jun 3
"The stakes for the European Union have never been higher...." Essential reading as pulls no punches re: the gravity of proposals for the European Recovery Fund and the reinforced 2021-2017 Multi-annual Financial Framework
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ARC 2020 Jun 3
Important and sober analysis on where the EU is at right now from
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Alan Matthews Jun 2
The frugal four (or five) should realise that failure to support the Commission's recovery plan and MFF proposal will cost them far more in lost GDP after 2028 than what they might expect to pay in loan reimbursements
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EU Agriculture🌱 Jun 2
Replying to @EUAgri
In their CAP Strategic Plans, EU countries will have to spell out how they intend to meet & objectives 🌱 and detail how they will use funding from both CAP pillars to support their strategy 📊 Here is how it will work:
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Alan Matthews Jun 2
The full vision for the Dutch food system is presented here
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Alan Matthews Jun 2
Commission's European Recovery Fund and reinforced MFF proposal would exceptionally allow EU to borrow and run deficit to finance the recovery. My blog post traces the decisions to this point and underlines that this is defining moment for European project
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Alan Matthews Jun 2
Eurochoices has launched a virtual issue collecting all its articles on Brexit impacts on agriculture and rural areas, now free to read
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Tomas Garcia Azcarate #SinAtPrimariaNoPasar Jun 1
Tomás García Azcárate and Carina Folkeson: The new delivery model of the CAP: Some relevant issues
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Alan Matthews May 29
15.9 million people accounting for 8% of EU workforce provide Europe's food supply. Eurostat news item breaks down the figures
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Tomas Garcia Azcarate #SinAtPrimariaNoPasar May 28
European Parliamentary Research Service Blog: Food trade and food security in the coronavirus pandemic
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krijn j. poppe May 27
You want to publish Open Access on Agri and Food? In that is now possible free of charge from many European countries, given publishing deals from Wiley.
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Alan Matthews May 25
Using 'big data' to improve environmental policy enforcement: by combining disparate sets of admin data, researchers could build a model to predict which farmers are most likely to breach nitrate pollution limits in Ireland
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Alan Matthews May 25
EU Group of Chief Science Advisors report "Towards a sustainable system: Moving from food as a commodity to food as more of a common good" published to accompany launch of F2F Strategy
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Sinead Leahy May 22
We need to be and around how agriculture can actually contribute to meeting the Some thoughts alongside
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