Archive | November, 2011

The sacred cow of the two pillars

It is stated and accepted everywhere that the future CAP should be based on the existing two pillars, pretending that the current structure is working well.

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Public goods measurement concerns in the CAP post 2013

It seems that the Commission neglects the fact that we cannot properly measure the value of public goods in Europe.

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EFAs v. Set-Aside

Ecological Focus Areas are new departure for the CAP that seek to boost ‘green infrastructure’

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New Commission study on impacts of Doha Round

New study suggests the EU along with China would be the major winner from a conclusion of the Doha Round negotiations, with limited impacts expected for EU agriculture.

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‘Greening’ – a return to compulsory set-aside

Is a return to set-aside the best way of achieving environmental objectives?

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