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  • Below we highlight the summary of the Committee of the Regions position on CAP as written by Euromontana - the European Association of Mountainous Regions. Fairness and solidarity emerge as key themes, with a strong emphasis on the rural. [...]
  • The UK is about to go into Brexit negotiations with a political maverick, Brexiteer Michael Gove, in charge of DEFRA. Here are are a few of his predecessors’ contributions to posterity: [...]
  • A new high profile politician has taken over in the UK ministry which covers Agricultural, food, rural affairs and the environment. His name is Michael Gove. He was central to the Brexit push, is famous for his statements about exerts, has links to US Neocons including the American Tea Party - so he doesn't seem too keen on environmental regulations. He also seems to favour a very neoliberal model of farming. By Miles King. [...]
  • On Wednesday, the European Parliament agreed with the European Commission that agricultural land designated for the preservation of biodiversity must not be treated with pesticides. [...]
  • It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world, as have these lowly organised creatures. Which creatures - and who said this? Read on..... [...]
  • A vote in the European Parliament this coming Wednesday 14th June will be crucial in deciding whether pesticides will be banned from Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs). It is a simple majority vote by MEPs, and it is likely to be tight. Here we outline what you can do, make the case for keeping pesticides out of EFAs, and myth bust some common misconceptions on pesticides and EFAs. [...]

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Debate: #AfterCAP

aftercapAgriculture, food and the rural seem to have been placed at the back of the queue: massive cuts in the agriculture and rural administration of the Commission; a mere communication by Commissioner  Hogan rather than the usual mid-term review; talk of a move of CAP money to external security and migration policy. What's next? We are looking forward to hear your opinion! Join the ARC2020 #AfterCAP Debate.

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