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State aid rules and the CAP 2020 legislation

Delay in updating the agricultural State aid instruments to make them consistent with the new CAP legislation could make finalisation of Strategic Plans more difficult

Market and trade effects of the next CAP reform

Review of the Commission Impact Assessment market and trade outcomes for different CAP scenarios

Member State CAP allocations and progress on the MFF

The Commission's proposed Pillar 2 allocations by Member State show no political judgements to reflect changing needs or changing justifications for this expenditure have been made.

Evaluating the legislative basis for the new CAP Strategic Plans

How the CAP Strategic Plan legislation could be strengthened

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Alan Matthews

Alan Matthews is Professor Emeritus of European Agricultural Policy in the Department of Economics at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. His major research interests are agricultural policy analysis, the impact of international trade on developing countries, and computable general equilibrium analysis of trade and agricultural policy reforms. He has worked as a consultant to the European Parliament, the OECD, the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations and the UN Industrial Development Organisation, and has been a panel member in a number of WTO Dispute Settlement procedures. He is a former President of the European Association of Agricultural Economists but writes here in a personal capacity.