August 2009

UK House of Lords Report Criticises CAP Expenditure

IEEP, 10 AUG 2009

A report by the UK House of Lords on the EU Budget has criticised expenditure on the CAP and concludes by stating that 'in the light of the recession the distribution of the Budget in favour of agriculture is deeply frustrating'.

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Swedish Presidency Starts to Take Shape

IEEP, 10 AUG 2009

Following the first Agriculture Council meeting of its Presidency, Sweden has published a discussion document on 'climate change and agriculture' in preparation for the informal meeting of Agriculture Ministers in September. In addition, the Commission has also published a report on market conditions in the dairy sector.

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Franco-German Working Group on Future of the CAP

IEEP, 07 AUG 2009

France and Germany have established a new working group on the future of the CAP post-2013. The working group, which intends to engage with other Member States, will hold its first meeting in September with initial positions on the future of the CAP to be put forward prior to this.

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