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The budgetary context for the CAP after 2020

How the EU budgetary context is likely to shape the CAP after 2020

Price transmission in the dairy supply chain

Processors smooth milk prices over the cycle and farmers seem to get a fair market price.

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Farmers would prefer a fixed CAP budget to be spent on an income stabilisation tool rather than direct payments.

UK publishes proposals on customs arrangements with the EU

How should the EU respond to the UK's proposals for customs co-operation after Brexit?

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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.