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Making the Case for Modulation

IEEP, 13 NOV 2008

In the first issue of the IEEP Policy Briefing, we reflect on the fate of the proposals on modulation - one of the most contested issues in the CAP Health Check negotiations.

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CAP Reform Profile - Denmark

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.

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Limassol Conference on Rural Development Lacking in Policy Direction

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.

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Launch of the European Network for Rural Development

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.

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CAP Reform Profile - Germany

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.

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CAP Reform Profile - Sweden

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.

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CAP Reform Profile - Belgium

29 SEP 2008

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In the Reform Profiles, an overview is made of each Member State’s position on the CAP Health Check, the Budget Review and the longer term reform of EU agricultural policy. Attitudes shaping the reform position also need to be explored, including views on food security, for example. Once the overview is written it will be published on the website, and will need to be regularly updated as new information comes to light, relevant events take place and key speeches are made.

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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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