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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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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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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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Climate mitigation in agriculture is necessary, achievable and can benefit the sector in the process

ANNE MARéCHAL, BEN ALLEN, KALEY HART, 21 AUG 2017

The agriculture sector has great potential to reduce its GHG emissions in a cost-effective way, with limited or no production impacts, as well as gain efficiency and deliver environmental benefits in the process. However, to play and enhanced role in delivering the EU’s climate objectives requires commitment from both Member States and the agricultural sector.

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