November 2008

Malta CAP Conference Highlights Future Challenges for Agricultural Policy

SAMUELA BASSI, IEEP, 28 NOV 2008

A conference on the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) and its impact in Malta took place in Victoria – Gozo on 7-9 November 2008. It highlighted some of the challenges facing Maltese agriculture.

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Modest CAP Reform Package Agreed

IEEP, 20 NOV 2008

A package of mainly modest reforms to the CAP based on the Commission's Health Check proposals reached political agreement today (November 20).

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European Commission Conference on Reforming the Budget – CAP Proves the Most Controversial Topic

CAMILLA ADELLE, IEEP, 14 NOV 2008

On 12 November the Commission held a stakeholder conference in Brussels on the EU Budget Review. This marks the close of the consultation exercise which began in September 2007. While the EU budget was once the preserve of a few suited negotiators and economists, the number, quality and diversity of consultation responses show that the subject is now a hot topic all around Europe.

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Making the Case for Modulation

IEEP, 13 NOV 2008

In the first issue of the IEEP Policy Briefing, we reflect on the fate of the proposals on modulation - one of the most contested issues in the CAP Health Check negotiations.

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