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The EU Budget Review: What does it mean for the CAP?

IEEP, 18 DEC 2008

In the second issue of IEEP's CAP2020 policy briefing, we examine the extent to which the EU Budget Review will provide an impetus for further reform, drawing on an analysis of the responses made by the 27 Member States to the European Commission’s recent stakeholder consultation.

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Regions 2020 Report Analyses Future Challenges for Cohesion Policy

IEEP, 16 DEC 2008

On 9 December, Danuta Hübner, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, presented the findings of a new report on the future challenges facing regions in Europe. The report provides input into the ongoing debate on the future of EU cohesion policy.

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French Presidency Ends on a Whimper, Rather than a Roar

IEEP, 12 DEC 2008

The French took the helm of the EU at a critical point in the development of the CAP. Taking over the six-month EU Presidency in July, French officials held the dual ambition of tying up one reform of the CAP and setting up the stall for the next. Whilst the French Presidency can take some satisfaction from concluding the Health Check, the parallel aim of reaching agreement on the longer term prospects for CAP reform has proved to be somewhat premature for a number of Member States.

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CAP Reform Profile - Spain

ISABEL BARDAJí AZCáRATE, 05 DEC 2008

From the perspective of the Spanish government, the traditional CAP objective of food security remains in place, although there is an increasing acknowledgment of the need to address social and environmental values too. In the future, agricultural policy will have to respond to public demands linked to maintenance of landscapes, conservation of natural resources and biodiversity, food safety and sustainability.

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CAP Reform Profile - Finland

IRINA HERZON, 02 DEC 2008

There are two articles below. The first presents an overview of the Finnish government's position on the future reform of the CAP. The second, older, article reviews the position the government adopted during the CAP Health Check negotiations in 2008.

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IEEP CAP Health Check Review: Overview of Key Outcomes

IEEP, 02 DEC 2008

Political agreement on the CAP Health Check was finally reached on Thursday 20 November after a long night of negotiations. In this briefing, we analyse the key outcomes.

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IEEP CAP Health Check Review: Cross Compliance

IEEP, 02 DEC 2008

This is one of four briefings written by IEEP to analyse the outcomes of the 2008 CAP Health Check. This briefing examines the changes to cross compliance, and examines the potential implications for the the EU's environmental baseline.

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IEEP CAP Health Check Review: Dairy

IEEP, 02 DEC 2008

This is one of four briefings written by IEEP to analyse the outcomes of the 2008 CAP Health Check. In this briefing, we examine the outcomes for the dairy sector, and in particular the influence of Germany in shaping the compromise.

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IEEP CAP Health Check Review: Article 68

IEEP, 02 DEC 2008

This is one of four briefings written by IEEP to analyse the outcomes of the 2008 CAP Health Check. This briefing examines Article 68, and the potential implications for the future development of the CAP.

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Featured

Why would this be the time to overturn the strategy for CAP reform?

DAVID BALDOCK, ALLAN BUCKWELL, 16 MAY 2018

Those of us with long memories of CAP reforms know that there can be many dramas, dead ends and diversions along the way. Nonetheless, there has been a discernible direction of travel for two decades or more.

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Caring for the planet starts from the ground

CATHERINE BOWYER, 05 DEC 2017

If caring for the planet starts from the ground, then caring for the planet starts with farmers and foresters and all others who manage and use Europe’s soils.

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Out of the box thinking on the CAP

ALLAN BUCKWELL, 16 JAN 2017

RISE Foundation project outlines new thinking on the further modernisation of the CAP

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Rural Development back on the agenda at Cork

DAVID BALDOCK, 13 SEP 2016

David Baldock sets out his view on the Cork 2 conference which he and others at IEEP attended and about what this might mean for the future of rural development policy.

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