Archive | May, 2018

By how much is the CAP budget cut in the Commission’s MFF proposals?

Still questions on what Commission’s CAP budget allocations in next MFF mean for changes in the CAP budget

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The CAP and its limited effect on development

Dr Bettina Rudloff of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik / German Institute for International and Security Affairs and Michael Brüntrup of the Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik / German Development Institute recently published a joint briefing paper on the implications of CAP reform for development. Their paper is available in English to download here, and they [...]

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Why capping will be a mirage

Capping direct payments at €60,000 will have no effect as long as the loophole to deduct salaries first is allowed.

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Commission assaults rural development spending to protect direct payments

The Commission’s MFF proposal assumes direct payments will be maintained in nominal terms while rural development expenditure will be cut by one quarter over period of next MFF

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