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Environment and climate issues should remain high on the agenda for the CAP post 2020

KALEY HART, DAVID BALDOCK, 01 SEP 2017

The results of the Commission’s recent public consultation on the future of the CAP have reinforced the message that the CAP must do more to deliver for the environment and climate.

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If we could foresee a CAP that is really in tune with the times...

FRANCO SOTTE, 12 NOV 2012

A new paper by Franco Sotte aiming to stimulate an in depth discussion and stronger initiative of the scientific community for a better CAP for a better Europe in the upcoming future.

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WSPA campaign - Keep Cows on Grass

WORLD SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS, 29 OCT 2012

On 25 October, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) launched Keep Cows on Grass its first Europe-wide campaign calling for an end to industrial dairy farming.

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EFNCP Response to the Commission Services Concept Paper on Greening

12 JUN 2012

A brief response from the European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism to the Commission Services concept paper on greening, focussing particularly on the proposals for revising the permanent grassland definition.

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Greening the CAP - securing the benefits at the least cost to farm competitiveness

PETER FANE, 08 MAY 2012

Have your say contribution from principal consultant on agriculture and rural development at Eurinco on the reform proposals to 'green' the CAP.

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Proposed Greening of the CAP: only small gains

HENK WESTHOEK, 22 FEB 2012

PBL has published a brief analysis of the European Commission’s proposals for the Common Agricultural Policy called 'Greening the CAP: An analysis of the effects of the European Commission’s proposals for the Common Agricultural Policy 2014–2020'.

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CAP Reform Rules will Destroy Future Permanent Pasture

TOBY EVERETT, 12 DEC 2011

Farmer with fields sown to grass in last 5 years, due to become permanent pasture now, so concerned about CAP reform rules on permanent pasture.

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Greening the CAP: impacts on farmland biodiversity on an EU scale

HENK VAN ZEIJTS, 19 AUG 2011

PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research centre, released a report which shows regional impacts of greening the CAP in line with ‘Option 2’ of the EC proposal of November 2011. A new tool for calculation of species richness in farming areas has been used, showing substantial biodiversity gains; however with large variations between regions. This suggests more regional differentiation is needed, also for greening of Pillar 1.

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‘Green Growth’ Through Environmentally Sustainable Rural Development

EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT, 20 JUL 2011

A new publication from the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) presents a sample of interesting projects promoting ‘Green Growth’ through environmentally sustainable rural development actions in Europe’s countryside.

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For an Ambitious Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy: New Declaration by Agricultural Economists

VALENTIN ZAHRNT , 25 OCT 2010

In late 2009, leading agricultural economists from all over Europe issued a declaration on ‘A Common Agricultural Policy for European Public Goods’. They proposed the abolition of market intervention and blanket income support to farmers, and outlined a more efficient, greener CAP. Since then, DG Agriculture, the European Parliament and many member states have adopted positions that closely stick to the status quo. Now a new declaration ‘For an Ambitious Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy’ has been published.

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Commission Conclusions on EU Budget Review: The Door for Serious CAP Reform Remains Open

VALENTIN ZAHRNT , 21 OCT 2010

On October 19, the European Commission has finally released its conclusions on the budget review originally due for 2008/09. It compares poorly to the draft document that leaked quite exactly one year earlier. While the draft dedicated almost 3 pages to the CAP, this has shrunk to little more than one page in the official communication.

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European Coordination Via Campesina Welcomes the Acknowledgement of Territories and Employment in the Commission's Communication

EUROPEAN COORDINATION VIA CAMPESINA , 14 OCT 2010

In the semi-official document from DG Agri which is currently circulating, there are certain elements which could be read as signs of hope for European farmers, and in particular for small farms, which have been forgotten by European policy in the past.

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Commission Leaked Document Sketches a Greener CAP, but much Greater Ambition Needed if the CAP is to Survive the Gathering Budget Storm

BIRDLIFE , 14 OCT 2010

The leaked copy of the Common Agriculture Policy reform proposal proposes a few steps in the direction of a greener and more effective CAP but fails to provide a solid foundation that would allow the CAP to survive the ever growing budgetary pressures.

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European and Belgian Civil Society Organizations ask the European Union to Reshape the CAP

EUROPEAN AND BELGIAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS, 04 OCT 2010

The undersigned European and Belgian organizations, that signed the European Food declaration published last March, jointly requested the EU Ministers for agriculture and Commissioner Ciolos who met in La Hulpe to definitively address the challenges and demands placed on consumers and farmers at the European and Global level.

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Commissioner Ciolos to Establish CAP Framework with Young Farmers of CEJA

CEJA, 29 SEP 2010

Europe’s agriculture ministers urged to implement strong installation policy-Commissioner Ciolos to establish CAP framework with young farmers of CEJA.

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Environment and climate issues should remain high on the agenda for the CAP post 2020

The results of the Commission’s recent public consultation on the future of the CAP have reinforced the message that the CAP must... Read in full