He has a bachelor’s degree in French and German and an MA in EU institutions and policy-making. He also spent a year in Paris working as a translator and editor.
Paul is now head of EU policy and legislation for Agra Europe, writing on all aspects of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and EU and global agriculture-related developments.
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The UK and EU could hold “preliminary and preparatory” talks on the future relationship during their Article 50 negotiations, but only once “sufficient progress” has been made on agreeing the divorce terms, according to EU Council President Donald Tusk.
A future UK-EU agreement can only be concluded once the UK has actually left the bloc and London “cannot negotiate any trade deals” while still a member state, states a draft European Parliament resolution set to be adopted next week.
UK agri-food groups have reacted to the formal triggering of the ‘Brexit’ negotiations with a mixture of pragmatism and optimism, yet the head of the main European farmers’ lobby has claimed the UK departure from the EU will harm farmers and consumers on both sides.
EU food safety assessor EFSA will present scientific advice on the daily intake of added sugar in food by early 2020, to establish a cut-off point for avoiding adverse health effects.
The queries emerged at the latest WTO agriculture committee meeting on Monday (March 27), with Indonesia bringing up Brexit and the US, Argentina, China and Russia also seeking answers, sources told Agra Europe.
The European Commission is reportedly proposing to turn a temporary EU ban on three widely-used neonicotinoid insecticides into a permanent one, for virtually all uses.