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Brexit and Irish agri-food trade

Unless the UK can be persuaded to stay in the EU customs union, the value of Irish agri-food trade would suffer a swingeing cut.

Why further reform of the CAP is needed now

Why further reform of the CAP is needed now

Designating new Areas with Natural Constraints

The clock is ticking for those Member States/regions which have yet to submit their revised Areas with Natural Constraints delineations.

First COMAGRI discussion on Omnibus Regulation

COMAGRI sets out its views on how it intends to approach the Commission’s proposals on reform of the CAP basic acts.

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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.