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Pieter Devuyst

News Analyst

Brussels, Belgium

Pieter Devuyst joined the IEG Policy team in November 2017 as a News Analyst covering European Agricultural Policy. He previously worked for the think tank Farm Europe, the Research Service of the European Parliament, and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

Pieter has a distinguished educational background in both EU and international politics, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in International Relations at Ghent University, and a Master’s degree in European Political and Administrative Studies at the College of Europe.

His main areas of expertise are the Common Agricultural Policy, agri-food trade and agro-environmental policies.

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EU agriculture policy diary (April 22-26): EU-Japan Summit

In an otherwise quiet week for European agri-food policy-makers, EU and Japanese leaders will meet in Brussels to assess the initial implementation of their bilateral free trade agreement.

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Most German farmers dissatisfied with EU agricultural policy, survey finds

The majority of German farmers are unhappy about the EU’s current Common Agricultural Policy, with nearly half of them favouring the abolishment of direct payments, a new survey has found.

European Agricultural Policy Agribusiness

EU agri-food trade off to record start

The value of the EU’s agri-food exports increased for the fourth consecutive time at the start of the year, leading to an ever-higher trade surplus, the European Commission has reported.

EU International

Central and Eastern European countries want to expand use of crop-based biofuels

Four agriculture ministers say that local crop-based biofuels need to play a bigger role in Europe’s energy mix if the EU wants to achieve its renewable energy targets by 2030.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Member states ask for urgent EU action on deforestation from commodity imports

National agriculture ministers have pressed the European Commission to come up with its long-awaited EU action plan against deforestation within the next two months.

EU International

Greece seeks EU protection for its signature food products

Greece is determined to win protected status in both Europe and abroad for some of its signature agri-food products, the country's Minister of Agricultural Development and Food has revealed.

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