April 2009

New Events in Brussels and Washington DC

IEEP, 28 APR 2009

The German Marshall Fund of the United States is hosting three events this May which you may be interested in attending.

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CAP Reform Profile - Austria

HEMMA BURGER-SCHEIDLIN & MICHAEL PROSCHEK-HAUPTMANN, 27 APR 2009

In this new CAP2020 Member State Reform Profile, the position of Austria on further reform of the CAP is discussed. The Austrian government is in favour of retaining the CAP largely in its current form after 2013. At the same time Austria retains a strong commitment to rural development, where the main focus of expenditure is on the agri-environment and less favoured area schemes.

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BirdLife State that the Real “Food Security” Issue is to Conserve Natural Resources

IEEP, 20 APR 2009

BirdLife has published a new paper - “Food security, climate change & biodiversity” - to coincide with the first meeting of the G8 agriculture ministers, which draws to a close today with the expected publication of a joint declaration on food security.

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New Event: Budget Transparency in the European Union - 7 May, Brussels

IEEP, 20 APR 2009

The German Marshall Fund of the United States and Farmsubsidy.org are to host a briefing session on 'Budget Transparency in the European Union' on 7 May. It will mark the launch of a new farmsubsidy.org online database of farm subsidy payments.

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