Archive | March, 2010

Poll Shock: Europe loves the CAP!

Eurobarometer survey gives the Commission the answers it wants.

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EP own-initiative report on the post-2013 CAP

The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development is preparing a report on the post-2013 CAP. A recently published draft is alarming.

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Sarkozy and Cameron on collision course?

For the entente cordiale, the British budget rebate and the CAP are a toxic combination.

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CAP Reform Conversations: Ariel Brunner, BirdLife International

The second in a series of in-depth conversations with leading figures in the debate on the future of the CAP.

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Voters punish Sarkozy, Le Maire stays on

French farms minister fails in his bid to become regional president of Normandy

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How can direct payments be justified after 2013?

Former OECD ag supremo demolishes the arguments.

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Crystal ball gazing: Scenar II study on the effects of CAP reform

A new economic modelling study commissioned by DG Agriculture shows that many of the core claims made for the CAP are highly misleading, or downright wrong.

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22 March: Hey, big spender

This week’s digest of CAP-related news & views

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DG Agri study: Don’t be afraid of liberalization

A new study shows that Europeans won’t go hungry without the CAP

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OECD research on the CAP

Agricultural ministers of the OECD met in late February 2010 – the first time since 1998 – and issued a communiqué that touches on everything and says close to nothing. For once, such an empty statement is perfectly fine. The OECD Secretariat doesn’t need its ministers in order to do an excellent job in providing [...]

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12 March: Sarko steals the headlines

This week’s digest of CAP-related news & views

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The Socialist Revolution

The European Socialists & Democrats have published a position paper (A NEW CAP beyond 2013 and for a longer view) calling for radical changes: a focus on public goods and social objectives, the merging of all instruments into a single pillar, and the shedding of all rural development measures not directly related to agriculture.

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Sarkozy offers a deal on CAP reform

The French President criticises subsidy dependency and calls for a return to community preference

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5 March: The circus comes to town

This week’s digest of CAP-related news & views

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