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The 2016 mid-term review of the Multi-annual Financial Framework

The prescribed review/revision of the EU's multi-annual financial framework will take place in 2016 - will it have implications for agricultural spending?

What endgame for GIs in the TTIP negotiations?

Different views on how to protect geographical indications (GIs) complicate finding a negotiating outcome in the TTIP negotiations.

WTO dimensions of a UK ‘Brexit’ and agricultural trade

How would the UK's WTO commitments be established in the event of a Brexit and how constraining would they be?

Is the removal of quotas responsible for the increase in EU milk production in 2015?

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Alan Matthews

Alan Matthews is Professor Emeritus of European Agricultural Policy in the Department of Economics at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. His major research interests are agricultural policy analysis, the impact of international trade on developing countries, and computable general equilibrium analysis of trade and agricultural policy reforms. He has worked as a consultant to the European Parliament, the OECD, the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations and the UN Industrial Development Organisation, and has been a panel member in a number of WTO Dispute Settlement procedures. He is a former President of the European Association of Agricultural Economists but writes here in a personal capacity.