LONE KRISTENSEN AND ERLING ANDERSEN, UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, 31 OCT 2008
In short, it is the policy of the Danish Government that agricultural support under Pillar 1 should be abolished by 2025.Read in full
IEEP, 31 OCT 2008
The Cyprus conference was the third in the series of major EU rural development conferences organised by DG Agriculture but less significant in policy terms than its forerunners.Read in full
IEEP, 31 OCT 2008
The 'European Network for Rural Development' was launched by the European Commission at the Conference on Rural Development, held in Cyprus on 16-17 October 2008.Read in full
MELANIE KRöGER AND SIMONE SCHILLER, IFLS, 29 OCT 2008
Germany’s official position is focused on the maintenance of direct payments at current levels until 2013 at the very least. At present, the German government will not accept a decrease in direct payments or an increase in the rate of modulation in order to increase funding for Pillar 2 measures. Germany argued against the Health Check proposal to increase milk quotas and would prefer a milk fund to be introduced and funded through Pillar 1. The view of environmental bodies and NGOs differs significantly to the more conservative outlook of the government and the main farmers union, the DBV.Read in full
EWA RABINOWICZ AND CECILIA HAMMARLUND, SLI, 16 OCT 2008
The Swedish position on the reform of the CAP, especially on the more fundamental long term changes, is very radical, emphasising deregulation, phasing out single farm payments and rewarding the provision of public goods. The reasons for this position, both in terms of the Health Check and longer term reform, are set out below.Read in full
29 SEP 2008
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Principles for a future CAP for the EU-27 outlined at the agricultural ministers meeting in Chambord
ANNE MARéCHAL, 20 SEP 2016
As governments from all EU Member States but the UK gathered on Friday 16 September in Bratislava to discuss the future of the European Union, a similar agriculture-focused gathering was held in Chambord, France, on 2 September 2016.Read in full
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.Read in full
KALEY HART, 13 FEB 2015
Details of Member State decisions on aspects of Pillar 1 implementation are now available on the website of DG Agriculture and Rural Development. The information provided is a summary of the notifications provided by Member States to the Commission and represents the state of play as at 23 January 2015. It covers the basic payment (or Single Area Payment); the greening measures; the redistributive payment; support in areas with natural constraints; and coupled support. In addition the decisions made by Member States on transferring funding between Pillars are outlined.Read in full