Archive | January, 2014

Export refunds and Africa

Commissioner Ciolos’ suggestion that export subsidies should be prohibited in trade agreements with African countries is a limited move but should be adopted.

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Agriculture in the Commission’s climate policy to 2030

Commission hints at new treatment of agriculture and LULUCF in future climate policy

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The timeline for rural development programming

One of the innovations in rural development programming for the next multi-annual period is that there is meant to be much greater integration between EAFRD spending and spending through the other structural and investment funds. Trying to achieve this greater integration has been, and is, a fraught and time-consuming process, with implications for when member [...]

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More on Pillar 2 allocations by member state

The Commission’s proposal to use objective criteria to allocate Pillar 2 funds was rejected by the European Council; have member states been more successful?

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