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Paul Hutchison

Paul Hutchison joined Agra Europe as Brussels correspondent in August 2011, having worked as a journalist and researcher covering various EU developments for the previous two years.

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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Brexit: Progress on divorce terms before preliminary talks on future - Tusk

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.

European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Brexit: UK cannot agree future EU deal alongside divorce talks - MEPs

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.

European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Brexit begins: UK to seek new deal with divorce, agri-food groups react

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.

European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

EFSA to issue scientific guidance on added sugar intake by 2020

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.

European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

WTO members question EU on Brexit agriculture plans

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.

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Brussels said to be considering permanent EU ban on three neonicotinoids

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.

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