Examining the financial constraints on the size of the CAP budget in the next EU Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF)
Will there be a CAP mid-term review in 2017? And, if so, what should it do?
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.
Ireland proposes an allocation key based on Pillars 1 and 2 combined which has the virtue of consistency but which would need further modifications to make it acceptable to the new member states.