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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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Council’s CAP reform discussions do not serve the environment, think tank finds

Agriculture Ministers are trying to weaken the environmental conditions for direct payments proposed by the European Commission, a Brussels-based think tank has concluded.

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Commission plans to compensate farming sector for US tariffs

The European Commission will counter the recent US Airbus tariffs with its own duties and support the sectors most affected by the measure, EU leaders have announced.

EU International

CAP “clearly has a role to play” on diets, Commission official says

The European Commission has defended its upcoming ‘Farm to Fork’-strategy in response to calls by an advisory body for a comprehensive EU food policy.

EU International

AGRI Committee’s CAP reform files forwarded to plenary

The European Parliament’s leadership has taken an important step to avoid a complete re-start of the negotiations on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU farming chief: ASF poses 'serious risk' to pig meat market

Any further spread of African swine fever (ASF) within the EU could have a "severe impact" on domestic pig meat producers, EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan has warned.

Europe Porcine

Obesity “epidemic” is becoming a “world problem”, EESC leader warns

One-fifth of the European population now suffers from obesity and nearly one-tenth does not have access to safe and nutritious food, a panel debate at an event revealed.

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