Dacian Ciolos

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British parliament can be recalled at 48 hours’ notice, and whips believe trade deal implementation legislation could go through both houses within a day or two. Photograph: Getty Images

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen have identified fisheries as the only remaining stumbling block in the way of a post-Brexit trade deal, but str(...)

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: Yves Herman/EPA

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has said “big differences remain” between the EU and Britain and “bridging them will be very challe(...)

Currently, unanimous support by EU member states is required for sanctions in the case of rule of law breaches.  But under the proposed new system no single state would hold a veto. Photograph: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images

A deal that would unlock €1.8 billion in European Union budget and stimulus funds and prevent them going to states that stray from the rule of law cam(...)

An elderly woman prepares to cast her ballot  in Sintesti, near Bucharest. Photograph: Bogdan Cristel/EPA

Romania’s Social Democrats (PSD) overcame corruption scandals to secure a strong victory in Sunday’s parliamentary election, exit polls suggest. Two (...)

 Minister for Agriculture and Food Simon Coveney: to attend meeting of EU agriculture and fisheries ministers in Brussels. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney is expected to raise concerns about the impact of Russian sanctions on the fishing industry at a meeting of EU(...)

Food products manufactured by Nestle  sit for sale inside a supermarket in Moscow, Russia. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

European Union regulators today began analysing product-by-product the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports announced in retaliation for Western(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said it was urgent to establish what sectors would be hit badly and what actions should be taken. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

A taskforce will be set up by European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Ciolos today to look at the long-term impact of last week’s Russian ban (...)

Ten per cent of EU agricultural exports go to Russia annually and their total value is around €11 billion. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Senior agricultural experts from all 28 European Union countries will hold an emergency meeting next Thursday to analyse the impact of a Russian ban o(...)

A protest banner reflected in the eye of Coolmoore Lad from Rathregan Herd, Batterstown Co Meath during a farmers protest  this week calling on Minister Coveney to secure a deal on CAP reform. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Irish Presidency of the European Council has secured agreement on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, paving the way for the most significan(...)

The main obstacle confronting Simon Coveney is the fierce opposition here to the proposal to reallocate some of the annual EU direct payment of €1.2 billion to Irish farmers. Photograph: Eric Luke

Simon Coveney is close to reaching the high point of his tenure as Minister for Agriculture. By his own reckoning, we are on the verge of achieving ag(...)

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