Political agreement reached on CAP transition provisions for 2014.
George Lyon MEP claims Scottish Government argument that Scottish farmers are hard done by under the CAP is not credible.
Submission outlining my views on convergence, flexibility and coupling in the implementation of the Direct Payments regulation in Ireland
How member states direct payment envelopes are affected by the European Council conclusions on the next MFF.
Uncertainty over new direct payment regulations is affect the market for single payment entitlements.
New study finds evidence that moving to decoupled farm subsidies under the CAP has had a small but measurable impact on farm productivity.
Compare the evolution of amendments to the CAP direct payments regulation over the course of the legislative process.
For those member states that introduce it, the redistributive payment can introduce a much more significant degree of progressivity into CAP payments than what we have seen heretofore.
As regards the direct payments regulation, both legislative institutions are converging on a similar set of proposals and no issue sticks out which might cause real difficulties when the trilogue negotiations begin.
COMAGRI draft rapporteur’s report on direct payments addresses some of the concerns of Member States, but the overall environmental ambition likely to be delivered by this reform remains unclear.
The EU Commission’s proposal to introduce changes in direct payments is based on the perception that a new rationale for these payments is needed. But the new justification for direct payments proposed by the Commission is not convincing as this post explains.
The demand from the new member states for greater convergence in the value of the direct payment per eligible hectare in the current CAP negotiations means that the redistribution of budget resources between the member states is now firmly on the reform agenda. But it also makes reaching agreement much more difficult.
National envelopes to be replaced by broader scope for recoupling in Commission’s draft Regulation on direct payments post 2013.