June 2013

Environment undermined in CAP deal

IEEP, 28 JUN 2013

IEEP press release on the revised Common Agricultural Policy.

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The last lap on greening: the death knell for EFAs?

IEEP, 18 JUN 2013

The ‘Ecological Focus Areas’ (EFAs), were the boldest and potentially most effective of the three measures for greening Pillar One of the CAP when proposed by the Commission in October 2011. In the recent negotiations involving the Council and European Parliament however they have been at the forefront of what has become a ‘race to the bottom’ with their content being whittled away from several directions. Yet another such dilution has been proposed at this very late stage, with the new CAP within a week of agreement on the present timetable.

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