The Commission’s proposed Pillar 2 allocations by Member State show no political judgements to reflect changing needs or changing justifications for this expenditure have been made.
Commission’s MFF proposal implies that CAP spending as share of EU budget remains on long-term trend
France’s support for an increased CAP budget is surprising
National co-financing of CAP Pillar 1 payments can both improve the efficiency of CAP spending and contribute to solving the budget gap in the next MFF
It now looks likely that the Commission MFF proposal in May will shield the CAP budget from further unexpected cuts.
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.