Archive | July, 2013

Does the CAP cap agricultural spending in the EU?

If EU agricultural policy were renationalised, would spending on agricultural policy be even greater than currently under the CAP?

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WTO EU Trade Policy Review 2013

Latest WTO review of EU trade policy shows marginal fall in average MFN applied tariffs but there are still many tariff peaks.

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The CAP budget in the MFF Part 3 – Pillar 2 rural development allocations

France runs away in the new allocation of Pillar 2 rural development funds.

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The CAP budget in the MFF Part 2 – direct payment envelopes in Pillar 1

How member states direct payment envelopes are affected by the European Council conclusions on the next MFF.

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The CAP budget in the MFF agreement

The next MFF contains no discretionary reduction in CAP Pillar 1 expenditure, over and above what a continuation of current rules would imply, while the discretionary reduction in Pillar 2 is 18% between 2013 and 2020.

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