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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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Farmers face “dystopian future” without EU rules on digitalisation and data, NGO warns

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EU agriculture policy diary (February 24-28): CAP transition preparations

National experts will prepare the ground for an agreement by Agriculture Ministers on the transitional CAP.

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Baltic farmers demand “fairer” CAP in front of EU budget talks

Farmers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania once again demonstrated for a higher share of direct payments under the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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Budgetary Control MEPs ask for limit on individual CAP payments

MEPs have demanded stronger measures to fight fraud and corruption with EU funds and a fairer distribution of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) subsidies.

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AGRI MEPs want clause to extend CAP transition to 2022

Agriculture MEPs want a two-year CAP transition in case the negotiations on the future farming policy and the EU budget are not finalised on time.

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EU wants more evidence for tariffs on Japonica rice

The recent surge in Japonica rice imports from Myanmar has not caused a substantial fall in prices for EU producers, meaning there is no ground for safeguard tariffs yet, an EU official told Agriculture MEPs.

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