Archive | January, 2013

The development interest in the CAP reform debate

COMAGRI voted against including a mechanism to monitor the impact of the CAP on developing countries, this should be included in the Parliament’s negotiating mandate when the plenary votes in March.

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Who is happy with EP COMAGRI’s recent vote?

It seems that the majority of stakeholders are not happy with the latest vote of the European Parliaments agriculture committee.

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Following the negotiations on the Direct Payments Regulation

As regards the direct payments regulation, both legislative institutions are converging on a similar set of proposals and no issue sticks out which might cause real difficulties when the trilogue negotiations begin.

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The significance of Rule 70 for CAP reform negotiations

To understand the possible timing of the CAP reform negotiations it is crucial to understand the new decision-making process under the Lisbon Treaty involving both the Parliament and the Council. In a recent post, I set out my understanding of the process, based on the assumption shared by most commentators (for example, see this Brussels [...]

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Forum on CAP reform

Series of papers on the CAP reform process provide excellent overview of key issues

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Welcome to the Irish Presidency

The Irish Presidency faces an uphill battle to reach agreement on CAP reform during its six-months tenure.

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