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CAP Reform Profile - Poland

SIMON GILL, 28 JAN 2009

In this new CAP2020 Member State Reform Profile, the position of Poland on further reform of the CAP is discussed. The Polish Government supports a strong and modern CAP to ensure a level playing field and increase competitiveness, as well as a European approach to addressing the ‘new challenges’.

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Czech Presidency Prioritises LFA Reform and Future of the CAP

IEEP, 27 JAN 2009

The Czech Presidency has presented four priorities for its work on agricultural policy to the end of June 2009, including the reform of the Less Favoured Area measure and the future of the CAP. Neither is likely to pass without controversy.

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CAP Reform Profile - Czech Republic

JAROSLAV PRAZAN, 21 JAN 2009

In this CAP2020 Member State Reform Profile, the position of the Czech Republic on further CAP reform is described. A key issue is that although Pillar 1 should be maintained, greater priority should be given to Pillar 2 so that agriculture can increase its competitiveness and address the ‘new challenges’.

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Cross Compliance Criticised by Court of Auditors

IEEP, 23 DEC 2008

The European Court of Auditors has identified a number of systematic failures in the way in which cross compliance has been implemented since 2005.

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Mixed Response to CAP Health Check in Germany

MELANIE KRöGER, IFLS, 19 DEC 2008

While the outcome of the Health Check was regarded by many across Europe to play strongly to German interests, within the country opinions on the compromise vary widely.

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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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Emerging agricultural policy frameworks in the UK

KALEY HART, ANNE MARéCHAL, 29 NOV 2018

While the CAP reform debate is in full swing, the UK countries have been consulting on the structure and content of their future agricultural policies as part of the transition away from the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.

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The status quo is not an option: the CAP’s environmental performance needs to improve

FAUSTINE BAS-DEFOSSEZ; KALEY HART, 30 NOV 2018

30 actions to transform the Commission’s proposals into a genuine transition tool.

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A healthy environment is fundamental to achieving vibrant rural areas

KALEY HART; FAUSTINE BAS-DEFOSSEZ, 20 SEP 2018

Just a few days before EU Agriculture Ministers meet for the informal Council in Vienna and on the basis of the preparatory questions sent by the presidency to the delegations, the authors of this blog post identify the key elements for securing vibrant rural areas in the future CAP.

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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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