Archive | April, 2013

MFF negotiations blown off course as European Parliament plays poker

The Parliament’s refusal to begin the planned MFF trilogues with the Council makes it difficult to envisage a political agreement under the Irish Presidency.

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What farmers should do to qualify for the new CAP green payment

The Council and Parliament will struggle to reconcile their differences over how much flexibility to allow to member states and farmers in deciding eligibliity for the green payment in Pillar 1.

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CAP reform uncertainty and the market for entitlements

Uncertainty over new direct payment regulations is affect the market for single payment entitlements.

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Impact of CAP subsidies on productivity

New study finds evidence that moving to decoupled farm subsidies under the CAP has had a small but measurable impact on farm productivity.

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