Archive | May, 2013

Wasting money on young farmers?

The problem with Europe’s ageing farmers is too few exits rather than too few entrants, and the proposed top-up payment for young farmers in Pillar 1 does nothing to address this problem.

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Challenges of implementing networking and governance mechanisms in the EIP

This guest post is written by Doris Marquardt, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Regional Development and Location Management, EURAC, Bolzano, Italy. The setting-up of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) ‘Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability’ as a new instrument under the rural development pillar in the next funding period has – in comparison to other elements [...]

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EU to ban reusable olive oil bottles in restaurants

Proposal to ban open olive oil bottles in restaurants is an excessive reaction to problems of olive oil adulteration

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A race against time

Time is running out to conclude this CAP reform under the Irish Presidency, but a June agreement remains a possibility.

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A short bibliography on CAP greening

Links to a short bibliography on CAP greening

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