Why does EU Rural Development matter?

Why does rural development matter? Rural development, the ‘second pillar’ of Eu’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), can be defined as an overall increase in the welfare of the rural areas’ residents and, more generally, in the contribution given by the rural resources to the whole population. As the definition explains, the development of those areas…

Supporting economy via Renewables should be a main goal for EU

During the General Affairs Council in June, the EU’s future was clearly drawn especially with regards to sustainable development. Mark Dubrulle and the former president of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy stressed the importance of an ecological alternative form of development and claimed that putting it into practice should be a main priority for…

The UK’s food and farming industry: a turning point between threats and opportunities

One year after Brexit, many are the issues discussed, such as EU citizens’ rights, freedom of movement, but we have barely heard about the effects on the British food system. It has remained out of radar, but it should be considered alongside the other topics, because its under-consideration could lead to significant negative consequences. Relevant…