Delay in updating the agricultural State aid instruments to make them consistent with the new CAP legislation could make finalisation of Strategic Plans more difficult
Review of the Commission Impact Assessment market and trade outcomes for different CAP scenarios
How the CAP Strategic Plan legislation could be strengthened
The redistributive payment can be an effective means of redistribution for Member States that want to use it.
Wales is one of the three devolved government regions which along with England make up the four countries in the UK. Its agricultural sector is, in absolute terms, small. Around 38,400 holdings farm an area of 1.9 million hectares, with an average farm size of 49 hectares. Just over 15,000 of these holdings receive support [...]
The Article 92 commitment to increased ambition with regard to environmental- and climate-related objectives
Article 92 requiring increased environmental and climate ambition in the CAP Strategic Plans needs to be strengthened
We are pleased to welcome this guest post by Emil Erjavec, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Policy and Law at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. It is a version of his keynote speech to be delivered at the “The future of the CAP – L’avenir de la PAC” conference organised by Société Française d’Économie Rurale at [...]
To save biodiversity European leaders must step up to radically improve the Commission’s CAP proposals presented today.
The UK vision of an agricultural policy without direct income support for farming contrasts with the Commission Communication
Most Member States still to complete remapping of ANC areas, but Omnibus Regulation gives them another year. ,
How can the next Multiannual Financial Framework support a more efficient CAP?
The CAP Communication would give Member States greater freedom to design policies, but this move still requires precise guidance by the European Commission, as well as clear accountability.
The CAP Communication repeats some well-worn nostrums that are well past their sell-by date, but it also embraces some forward-looking elements which deserve support.
Implementation of direct payments in 2015 shows total failure of degressivity and capping to have any impact
The good, the bad and the unknown in the leaked draft version of the Commission Communication on the Future of the CAP
This post is contributed by Jean-Christophe Bureau who is professor of of economics at AgroParisTech, Université of Paris-Saclay, and heads the joint research team in public economics of INRA, the National Institute for Agricultural Reseach in France. The idea that the definition of CAP instruments has been (and still is) heavily constrained by World Trade [...]
President Emmanuel Macron laid out his vision for Europe in a major speech at the Sorbonne yesterday. This speech was billed as an Initiative for Europe and set out the President’s ambitions in a range of areas – defence, counter-intelligence, asylum and migration policy, an external policy focused on Africa and the Mediterranean, a sustainable [...]
How the EU budgetary context is likely to shape the CAP after 2020
CDU/CSU manifesto for German election in September lays out some objectives for the future CAP.
RISE Foundation report argues for significant changes in the way the CAP budget is spent.
COMAGRI co-rapporteur on the Omnibus Regulation explains reasons for his amendments
Conclusions from March 2017 AGRIFISH Council meeting indicate support for return to aspects of the old CAP.
Some of De Castro’s proposed amendments to the Omnibus Regulation will likely prove controversial.
The Commission Communication on modernising and simplifying the CAP will likely focus on limited amendments to the current CAP basic acts.
Why further reform of the CAP is needed now
COMAGRI sets out its views on how it intends to approach the Commission’s proposals on reform of the CAP basic acts.
Revisions to the CAP basic acts in the coming years will likely be incremental, with a major rethink put off to 2022 or 2023.
How might direct payments be reformed in the next iteration of the CAP?
The future of direct payments will be one of the topics discussed at COMAGRI hearing on CAP post 2020 next week.
Commission 2017 Work Programme includes DG AGRI paper on future policy priorities for the CAP
EU agricultural policy is increasingly shaped by external forces and objectives, and this will continue to be the case after 2020
Senior Commission advisor Karl Falkenberg’s views on what a sustainable CAP would look like.
The British people in their referendum yesterday expressed their wish to leave the European Union. It is a decision I deeply regret. I believe it will have negative consequences for the UK in terms of economic growth and possibly constitutional stability. For the EU, it is not possible now to foresee the longer-term consequences. At [...]
The start of a new CAP reform discussion opens up possibilities for thorough reflection regarding the policy frame of this ever-contentious European policy. Should its conceptual framework be rebuilt from scratch?
Will there be a CAP mid-term review in 2017? And, if so, what should it do?
The CAP crop diversification greening requirement is a scandalous waste of resources.
What issues should be addressed by a future CAP?
One of the success stories in the evolution of CAP reform has been the change from supporting the product to supporting the producer by moving, first, from market price support to coupled payments, and then by decoupling these payments. The 2013 CAP reform has reversed this process. Coupled aids have started to grow again, from [...]
How did the parallel negotiations on the size and composition of the MFF influence the outcome of the 2013 CAP reform?
What can we expect in 2015 from the CAP simplification agenda?
Hogan strongly confirmed by EP COMAGRI following his hearing yesterday.
There appears to be little appetite for further CAP reform in the near future.
Birdlife perspective on the final outcome of the Ciolos CAP reform
The Agricultural Council yesterday concluded the legislative process on the 2013 CAP reform. This post discusses the factors shaping the Ciolos reform.
The outstanding elements in the CAP political agreement are finally agreed.
EU member state governments have started consultation processes on how to use the flexibility given to member states in the CAP reform political agreementin June.
A flurry of activity in the past two days under the Irish Presidency opens the path to approval of the new CAP regulations in September.
Presidency issues paper defines the outstanding issues and possible compromises for a political agreement in the CAP reform trilogue process.
At this stage, none of the parties are contemplating the options if there is no agreement following the June Agricultural Council next week.
Two presentations at a conference of Italian agricultural economists in Parma last week summarise the state of CAP reform negotiations