Agriculture

Agriculture

Hogan tells UK farmers how they benefit from EU trade policy, says GI deal with China “quite advanced”

In a keynote speech at the Oxford Farming Conference in the United Kingdom, the EU’s agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan went into great length to explain why UK farmers benefit from being in the EU.   The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy “has become more liberal, more flexible, and more outward-looking – …

Agriculture CETA TiSA

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Israeli settlement product labelling   The EU has published guidelines for labelling of agricultural goods and cosmetics produced in Israeli settlements. Such measures already exist in individual EU member states. Now they will be applied EU-wide. The move “corresponds to the wish of the Parliament for a while”, Bernd Lange …

Agriculture WTO & Plurilaterals

Crunch time for Nairobi – future of Doha in question over agricultural subsidies standoff

Intense negotiations over a package of trade measures ahead of the Nairobi WTO ministerial on 15-18 December have been held over the week-end and will continue over the next days. A minimalist package of measures is currently being hammered out thanks to the active involvement of the WTO’s director general …

Agriculture EU trade policy Social & human rights

EP: adoption of report on anti-torture regulation, rejection of net neutrality, expected to massive rejection of moves to allow member states to keep GMO ban

On Tuesday, the European Parliament has overwhelmingly (90 percent) voted in favour of a report on a planned update of an existing ‘anti-torture’ regulation, which amends a 2005 text that bans goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other treatment or punishment. The report calls for tighter …

Agriculture EU trade policy Social & human rights

European Parliament to take decisions on anti-torture regulation, national GMO bans and Novel foods

This morning, the European Parliament is debating the so-called anti-torture regulation, which amends a 2005 text that bans goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other treatment or punishment. The report will be put to a vote on Tuesday 27 October. The planned proposals call for a …