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[CTA - Brussels Office Newsletter N° 307]
Subject: [CTA - Brussels Office Newsletter N° 307]
Send date: 2012-01-27 19:38:39
Issue #: 123
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Bulletin CTA

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This weblog shares information on key ACP-EU programmes and events
from Brussels relevant to agriculture and rural development in ACP countries.


Date : [DATE]
CTA Brussels Newsletter

 

Main events in the week
  1. Main ACP-EU events for the week from 30/01 to 3/02/2012
  2. Next Brussels Development Briefing: 22 February 2012
  3. EC: In favour of countries most in need
  4. Danish Presidency priorities: presented in EP Committees
  5. Bill Gates: Pleased with European commitment to development aid
  6. INTA Committee demands action against child labour in cocoa production
  7. EU’s carbon emissions reduction target: key for developing countries
  8. LDCs accession process guidelines set to improve
  9. European-African partnerships and the MDGs
  10. Call for proposals for small-scale development projects
  11. Key issues for maintaining a "healthy agri-sector"
  12. Joseph Daul: Chairman of the EPP Group again
  13. Bridging the divide between developed and developing economies
  14. UK grant to support Zambia's development
  15. Chairpersons of parlamentary committees
  16. EC to collect opinions on EU strategy
  17. EU and South Sudan ties to grow stronger
  18. Agricultural and fisheries work programme
  19. ACP Committee of Ambassadors welcomes new members
  20. Malawi: Uncertainty before EU assistance
  21. The CAP: Wiser, though controversial
  22. Priorities to be presented to EP committees
  23. The CAP pushes the envelope


  1. Main ACP-EU events for the week from 30/01 to 3/02/2012
    2012-01-27
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade, Rural development, Aid effectiveness, Environment, Archive, Regional Fisheries, Food Security, Food Policy, ACP-EU Policy

    European Parliament
    -1/2 February : Mini-plenary of the European Parliament (Brussels)
    Council of Ministers
    -30 January: Foreign Affairs Council
    -31 January: General Affairs Council  
    -1/2 February: Coreper II
    -3 February: Coreper I
    EU Presidency
    - 2/3 February: “Conference on future meat inspection”.

    You can also read our newspaper “CTA Brussels Daily” (fed by our Twitter account), follow our new Facebook group CTABrussels and our Twitter account CTABrussels to receive up-to-date information on EU-ACP events.




  2. Next Brussels Development Briefing: 22 February 2012
    2012-01-27
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade, Rural development, Aid effectiveness, Environment, Archive, Regional Fisheries, Food Security, Food Policy, ACP-EU Policy

    The next Brussels Development Briefing will take place on the 22 February 2012 and will be organised in partnership with the African Union Commission, the European Commission (DG DEVCO) the ACP Secretariat, Concord and various media partners.
    The Briefing will provide an overview of the main challenges affecting the pastoralists, especially in the ACP countries, and the opportunities provided by existing continental and regional policy frameworks and processes. It will then focus on sharing good practices and experiences from the field across regions. We will also identify what urgent and concrete policy actions need to be in place to increase support pastoralism.
    The Briefing will be fully webstreamed in English and French. To see the programme (revised) to register for the Briefing and to follow the webstream on22 February (from 8h30 a.m. to13.00 p.m. CET) please visit brusselsbriefings.




  3. EC: In favour of countries most in need
    2012-01-27
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade

    The European Commission recommends a greater focus in trade and investment policies in favour of countries most in need. According to this, EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht  has recently stated: "The rise of emerging economies like India, China and Brazil shows that trade-driven development is possible and that open markets can play a major role in generating growth. Yet those trailing behind need help".
    Moreover  Commissioner de  Gutch has added: “World tariffs have never been this low and the EU already offers very favourable market access to poor countries. What will make a difference are non-tariff issues - such as standards, services, intellectual property rights, public procurement, infrastructure and packaging facilities. None of this can work without political governance."
    The Communication "Trade, growth and development", redefines how the EU's trade and development policy will work for the development of those poorer countries - in particular, Least Developed Countries (LDCs) - ensuring they can increasingly enjoy its benefits.

    Source: European Commission


    Link Read more
    Link DG Trade
    Link Read the Communication


  4. Danish Presidency priorities: presented in EP Committees
    2012-01-27
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade, Rural development

    The priorities of Denmark's Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers has been presented to European Parliament committees by Danish ministers this week. According to Trade and Investment Minister Pia Olsen Dyhr, the EU's international trade policy, should focus on achieving immediate export and investment gains, rather than on long-term and strategic projects such as the WTO Doha negotiations.
    As specific priorities, Ms Dyhr listed getting better market access for EU exports to Brazil, Russia, India and China, making progress in negotiating a free trade agreement with India, and starting negotiations for another with Japan.
    Furthermore, Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Mette Gjerskov told the Agriculture Committee  that "together we shall lay the foundation for the house that is going to be future CAP”. The new EU farm policy should be "suited for the future" and tailored to "the changing needs, priorities and expectations of European farmers, citizens and taxpayers".
    The Presidency will press for progress on the food quality package, take a closer look at the rise of antimicrobial resistance and start discussion on soon-to-be-introduced proposals on organic production and the new EU animal welfare strategy unveiled by the Commission last week.

    Source: European Parliament


    Link Read more
    Link Danish Presidency
    Link Agricultural work programme


  5. Bill Gates: Pleased with European commitment to development aid
    2012-01-27
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Archive, Rural development

    According to Bill Gates "Europe's role will shape global action, what happens to people in need." Gates, who recently met the Parliament´s Development Committee, recognises the European´s commitment to development aid. In spite of the European economic crisis and its effects, he remains hopeful of continued European support: “[...]it is critical that you continue your leadership and we continue working together and caring for each other”.
    As the EU is the largest development aid donor in the world, he stresses that  Europe “helped save millions of lives”. Notably, reaching out to Europeans he says: "You should feel very proud of what you have done".
    Praising the "amazing progress" over the past 50 years, he says investment in health and agriculture in the world's poorest countries has yielded great results.
    "Spreading out success stories and continuing to increase commitment (to aid) in the name of humanity", he concludes.

    Source: European Parliament


    Link Read more
    Link DEVE Committee
    Link Gates' Foundation


  6. INTA Committee demands action against child labour in cocoa production
    2012-01-26
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade

    According to the Parliament's International Trade Committee (INTA), given that the EU is the biggest consumer of chocolate it must take responsibility for sustainability of the cocoa sector. MEPs recommended the Parliament to give its consent to a new International Cocoa Agreement and adopted a resolution calling for action against the use of child labour in the sector.
    Rapporteur Vital Moreira (S&D, PT) stressed that as they believed that this was a serious issue that could not be overlooked, they "decided to raise the issue by means of a resolution" .
    The resolution, to be voted by Parliament's plenary in March, acknowledges the pressure on producers to keep labour costs down, but calls on cocoa traders, EU policy makers and consumers to share responsibility in addressing child labour. MEPs say a holistic framework is needed to ensure fair and sustainable trade.

    Source: European Parliament


    Link Read more
    Link International Cocoa Agrement
    Link Cocoa Farming in Africa


  7. EU’s carbon emissions reduction target: key for developing countries
    2012-01-26
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Environment

    European chair of the G77 group of developing nations, Pa Ousman, recently told Euractiv that an increase in the EU’s carbon emissions reduction target to 30% on 1990 levels within eight years is ‘very fundamental’ to the developing world’s interests. He stresses that raising the EU’s 2020 target from 20% to 30% would be far cheaper than thought because of the fall in European economic activity.   
    Moreover, he said that he thinks “[…]that we now have an opportunity for the EU to ensure that a second Kyoto Protocol commitment period is realized […] because that was a rallying point for a lot of parties.”
    The Durban Climate Change Summit in December agreed an roadmap for negotiations to conclude a global climate treaty with binding emissions reduction targets by 2015. This treaty would come into force no later than 2020.
    Source: Euractiv


    Link Read more
    Link Kyoto Protocol
    Link EU-inspired roadmap


  8. LDCs accession process guidelines set to improve
    2012-01-26
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade

    As called for in a decision by the Eighth WTO Ministerial Conference, the accession process of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) is expected to be improved:  The Sub-Committee on LDCs recently agreed to start work on developing recommendations to “further strengthen, streamline and operationalise” the current guidelines. Some of the LDCs in the process of acceding to the WTO are:  Ethiopia, Laos, Liberia, Comoros, Sao Tome & Principe, Sudan, and Equatorial Guinea.
    Speaking on behalf of the LDC Group, Bangladesh said that the decision on LDC accession was a significant result of the Eighth Ministerial Conference, and urged members to adhere to the deadline of July 2012 to complete the work. The European Union along with Australia, China, Hong Kong (China), Japan, Turkey and the United States said to participate constructively in the upcoming consultations to ensure a productive outcome that would further facilitate the accession of LDCs to the WTO.
    The next formal meeting of the Sub-Committee will take place next April 2012.

    Source: WTO


    Link Read more
    Link The Doha agenda
    Link 8th Ministerial Conference


  9. European-African partnerships and the MDGs
    2012-01-26
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Archive

    As we reported this week, five members of the European Parliament launched a Written Declaration on Science Capacity Building in Africa promoting European African radio astronomy partnerships. One of the declaration makers, Fiona Hall, who is leader of the Liberal Democrat group in the European Parliament, has written an article where lists the reasons why partnerships between the EU and Africa can help deliver on the Millennium Development Goals.
    Remarkably she has stated : “Now Africa is bidding to host the Square Kilometer Array or SKA - the most powerful radio telescope ever conceived which seeks to provide answers to fundamental questions about the origin and evolution of the universe. Africa, as a continent, has a competitive advantage in the study of radio astronomy because of its astronomically rich southern sky, low levels of radio frequency interference and very little light pollution; a unique combination of geographical and socioeconomic conditions making southern Africa an ideal candidate to host the radio telescopes of the future”.
    “If Africa is allowed to play an increasing role in the global knowledge economy - then science will be able to make a very significant, durable and effective contribution to Africa's human, social and economic development”, she concluded.

    Source: Public Service Europe


    Link Read more
    Link Read the written declaration
    Link Bridging the divide


  10. Call for proposals for small-scale development projects
    2012-01-25
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Rural development, ACP-EU Policy

    As part of its Micro-interventions Programme, the Office of Development Cooperation of the Embassy of Belgium in Niamey, Niger, calls for proposals for small-scale development projects.
    The objective of the programme is to promote sustainable human development in economic, social and cultural areas.
    Applications must be submitted by March 30, 2012, at 12:30.

    Source: Belgian Development Agency


    Link Read more
    Link Call for project proposals
    Link Belgian Development Agency


  11. Key issues for maintaining a "healthy agri-sector"
    2012-01-25
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Food Policy, Rural development

    Mairead McGuinness MEP at the European Parliament, who has co-authored the Farm Input Supply Chain Report on behalf of the EPP Group, recently explained that the text adopted by Parliament examines current market structures and identifies significant problems in the input sector. "To achieve food security, people must, at all times, have access to sufficient quantities of nutritious, safe food. To achieve a sustainable food supply chain, food pricing also needs to be balanced so it is affordable while maintaining a fair return to farmers", she stated.
    She suggested policy options aimed at reducing farm input costs, while also improving the overall position of farmers in the food supply chain. As a recent press release reported, since 2000, total input costs for farmers across the EU have increased on average by almost 40%, with energy and fertiliser costs rising by 60 and 80% respectively. Farm gate prices have also increased by 25%, but the massive increase in input costs is creating a substantial imbalance between production costs and return on investment.

    Source: EPP Group


    Link Read more
    Link The report
    Link Advisory group on the food chain


  12. Joseph Daul: Chairman of the EPP Group again
    2012-01-25
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy

    The Group of the European People‘s Party (EPP) in the European Parliament has recently re-elected itsChairman Joseph Daul. J. Daul, who has been Chairman since 2007,  will lead the EPP  until he next European Elections in 2014.
    Likewise, the Vice-Chairmen of the EPP Group elected or re-elected are Vito Bonsignore, Gunnar Hökmark, Ioannis Kasoulides, Marian Jean Marinescu, Jaime Mayor Oreja, Jan Olbrycht, Paulo Rangel, József Szájer, Manfred Weber and Corien Wortmann-Kool.

    Source: EPPGroup


    Link Read more
    Link Know more about the EPPGroup
    Link More about Joseph Daul.


  13. Bridging the divide between developed and developing economies
    2012-01-25
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy, Archive

    As the European involvement in African science, and especially in current radio astronomy projects, seems to present a unique opportunity to bridge the traditional divide between developed and developing economies, MEPs call upon their colleagues to support scientific partnerships between Europe and Africa. This will also contribute to attaining the Millennium Development Goals.
    Five members of the European Parliament, namely Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez (S&D), Filip Kaczmarek (EPP), Fiona Hall (ALDE), Judith Sargentini (GREENS) and Teresa Riera Madurell (S&D), have launched a Written Declaration on Science Capacity Building in Africa promoting European African radio astronomy partnerships. The European involvement in African radio astronomy is expected to be a possible driver of socioeconomic change that can create new market opportunities for both continents. The declaration is open for signatures until February 16 2012.

    Source: European Commission


    Link Read more
    Link The written declaration
    Link MDGs


  14. UK grant to support Zambia's development
    2012-01-25
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Rural development

    Over the next three years the UK will provide 58 million pounds ($90.3 million) to Zambia. Funding will focus on health, education, water and social security development projects.The U.K Department for International Development (DfID) is expected to spend some 25 million pounds of the total grant in 2012. Aside from the identified priority areas, DfID is set to increase its investments in the country’s agriculture and infrastructure sectors.
    According to Mike Hammond, head of the local DfID office, “[t]he money will ensure that an additional 54,000 rural people have access to safe water by 2014, keep an additional 50,000 children in school every year and provide an additional 42,000 households with access to electricity by 2015”.
    This grant is part of the United Kingdom’s pledge to spend some 235 million pounds in development aid to Zambia from 2011-2015.

    Source: DfID


    Link Read more
    Link More about the DfID
    Link Grant to Zambia


  15. Chairpersons of parlamentary committees
    2012-01-25
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy

    As we recently reported, President, Vice-Presidents and Quaestors of the European Parliament were elected last week in Strasbourg. This week parliamentary committees convened in Brussels to elect chairpersons and their deputies for next two and a half years until the end of the legislature.
    Regarding Foreign Affairs (AFET) parliamentary committee,  while Elmar BROK (EPP, DE) is Chair,  Fiorello PROVERA (EFD, IT), Ioan Mircea PAŞCU (S&D, RO), Andrey KOVATCHEV (EPP, BG) along with Willy MEYER (GUE/NGL, ES) act as Vice-chairs.
    Michèle STRIFFLER (EPP, FR) is Chair of Development (DEVE) parliamentary committee. Likewise, Nirj DEVA (ECR, UK), Iva ZANICCHI (EPP, IT), Corina CREŢU (S&D, RO) participate as Vice-Chairs.
    Concerning Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) Committee, Paolo DE CASTRO (S&D) acts as Chair and Czesław Adam SIEKIERSKI (EPP, PL), José BOVÉ (Greens/EFA, FR), Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI (ECR, PL) and Marit PAULSEN (ALDE, SE) as Vice-Chairs.

    Source: European Parliament

    Vice-Chairs: Michèle STRIFFLER (EPP, FR), Nirj DEVA (ECR, UK), Iva ZANICCHI (EPP, IT), Corina CREŢU (S&D, RO)

    Link Read more
    Link Members AGRI committee
    Link DEVE parliamentary committee


  16. EC to collect opinions on EU strategy
    2012-01-25
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Rural development, Archive

    Following the presentation of "Agenda for change", the EC is drafting a Communication on 'Social Protection in EU Development Cooperation' to be adopted in 2012. This consultation seeks to collect opinions on EU strategy and options for supporting social protection in its development cooperation with partner countries.
    The EC welcomes contributions from all citizens, public authorities and stakeholders in Europe and third countries: Member States, EU institutions, national, regional and local authorities, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, international financing institutions, academia, social partners and civil society organisations.

    Source: European Commission


    Link Read more
    Link The questionnaire
    Link 'An Agenda for Change'


  17. EU and South Sudan ties to grow stronger
    2012-01-24
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Archive, Rural development

    As we reported last December, though South Sudan is not yet a signatory to the Cotonou Agreement, EU Member States decided to bridge this current funding gap with an ad-hoc allocation from unused money of the 9th and previous EDFs to support the implementation of the three year Southern Sudan Development Plan (2011 to 2013).  Debating on South Sudan at the 3142nd FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting, ministers welcomed the joint programming in Juba of EU and its Member States development assistance which is expected to provide almost €700 million for that period.
    Notably, the EU reconfirms its commitment to continue cooperation with South Sudan on trade matters with a view to granting duty free, quota free access under the "Everything But Arms" arrangement as soon as the conditions are met."

    Source: Council of the EU/CTA


    Link Read more
    Link Priorities in South Sudan
    Link Everything But Arms


  18. Agricultural and fisheries work programme
    2012-01-24
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Rural development, Regional Fisheries

    The Danish Presidency presented its agricultural and fisheries work programme at the meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council this week. Although the Presidency does not intend to finish the reform of the CAP, it will leave prepare the work for following presidencies. Furthermore, it aims to make agriculture greener, more sustainable, with fewer administrative burdens whilst ensuring high-quality and safe production and a high level of animal welfare.
    The Presidency believes that one of the solutions to achieve a greener and more sustainable agriculture could be the use of environmentally -nature- and climate-friendly farming methods, these latter expected to be developed  through innovation and research in agriculture.
    Regarding the fisheries policy reform, the Council will aim to conclude the debate on the reform package, which consists of a new basic regulation, a new common market organisation and a new European maritime and fisheries fund for 2014-2020.
    Following the keen interest of the Presidency, the Council will consider the new animal welfare strategy presented by the Commission at the 23 January Council meeting. One of the Presidency's main aims is to reduce the amounts of unwanted catch and bring an end to the practice of discarding.

    Source: Council of the EU


    Link Read more
    Link 3140th Council meeting
    Link 3137th Council meeting conclusions


  19. ACP Committee of Ambassadors welcomes new members
    2012-01-24
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy

    Two new members, H.E Mr Badri Ali Bogoreh, Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti to Brussels and H.E Mr Wilfred Eduard Christopher, Ambassador of the Republic of Suriname, have been recently welcomed by the ACP Committee of Ambassadors. They will be the new representatives of their respective countries to the ACP Group of States.
    Notably, Ambassador Ajay K Bramdeo, Chief Director of Africa Multilateral, was also presented as the new emissary for the African Union. Ambassador Bogoreh, a career diplomat, is the former Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Djibouti, as well as a lawyer specialising in international law. Ambassador Christopher,  also a lawyer, was appointed First Secretary to the Embassy of Suriname in Washington DC from 1991 to 1994, before returning to his country at the end of his diplomatic tour of duty to become the Deputy Head of Asia, Africa and Oceania (AZAF) desk.

    Source: ACP


    Link Read more
    Link ACP Committee of Ambassadors
    Link More about the ACP Group


  20. Malawi: Uncertainty before EU assistance
    2012-01-24
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Archive

    If Malawi does not return to the suspended IMF programme, it could lose more EU financial support. European Union (EU) Ambassador Alexander Baum has recently said that the EU disbursed 52.2 million euros to Malawi under various programmes during 2011 and entered into new commitments of 55.2 million euros “[representing]  a dramatic reduction of about 100 million euros in grant money compared to the previous year 2010”
    “Whereas the EU’s disbursements for projects remained stable in 2011, the reduction is almost entirely due to the fact that budget support operations have been put on hold as the EU is unable to implement this type of programmes under the government’s current economic policies in the absence of an agreement with the IMF”, Baum adds.
    Baum underlines that the resumption of general budget support will require the agreement from EU member states in the European Development Fund (EDF) committee and will take into account Malawi’s current governance situation.

    Source: Malawi today


    Link Read more
    Link EU-Malawi relations
    Link Donors put pressure on Malawi


  21. The CAP: Wiser, though controversial
    2012-01-24
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Rural development

    In light of the 50th anniversary of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), a recent article published by Capreform, a blog that brings together the views and analyses of researchers, activists and analysts on the CAP, conducts an overview. Although Alan Matthews, author of this piece, recognises some benefits of the CAP, he also states “[b]ut these benefits were bought at a very high price […] It distorted the global trading system to the detriment of developing countries”.
    On a positive note, Matthews says that “[it] helped to stabilise farm prices for EU farmers over the past 50 years and by reducing risk it encouraged farmers to make the investments which contributed to the modernisation of European agriculture over that period […] And yes, more recently, the CAP has begun to take responsibility for paying farmers for the public goods which are otherwise neglected in production-oriented agriculture”.
    Nevertheless, the author stresses that the CAP, in addition to having provoked adverse effects in developing countries, “[has] prevented resources from moving into more productive sectors” as the protection to European agricultural production is considerably high.

    Source: CAPREFORM


    Link Read more
    Link More about the CAP
    Link Pushing the envelope


  22. Priorities to be presented to EP committees
    2012-01-24
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy

    Danish ministers present this week the priorities of Denmark's Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers to European Parliament committees. Notably, economic and interior affairs minister Margrethe Vestager underlines the role of the European Parliament in promoting co-operation among the EU 27 Member States.
    The key priorities are the "two pack" regulations to step up surveillance of budgetary policies and the economic and fiscal surveillance of euro area countries facing serious financial instability, as Ms Vestager recently told the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.
    Other priorities include strengthening economic governance rules, financial crisis management, co-operation on tax matters and energy taxation to meet climate targets.

    Source: European Parliament

    Priorities to be presented to EP committees

    Danish ministers present this week the priorities of Denmark's Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers to European Parliament committees. Notably, economic and interior affairs minister Margrethe Vestager underlines the role of the European Parliament in promoting co-operation among the EU 27 Member States.

    The key priorities are the "two pack" regulations to step up surveillance of budgetary policies and the economic and fiscal surveillance of euro area countries facing serious financial instability, as Ms Vestager recently told the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.

    Other priorities include strengthening economic governance rules, financial crisis management, co-operation on tax matters and energy taxation to meet climate targets.


    Link Read more
    Link Danish EU Presidency
    Link Key priorities


  23. The CAP pushes the envelope
    2012-01-23
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Rural development

    As of 2012, 50 years have passed since the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was implemented, the European Commission has launched the CAP@50 communication campaign to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Common Agricultural Policy. Dacian Cioloş, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development , has said: "2012 is an important year not only to remember the past 50 years of history, but especially for us to look ahead towards a new reform of the Common Agricultural Policy".
    "Back in 1962, Europeans were predominantly worried about having enough food on their plates. Today food security remains important, but we have also new concerns such as climate change and the sustainable use of natural resources. This campaign will help to reflect on this evolution", she concluded.
    The year-long communication campaign includes an interactive website, an itinerant exhibition, audio-visual and printed materials, as well as a series of events in Brussels and the Member States.

    Source: European Commission


    Link Read more
    Link The campaign
    Link More about the CAP



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