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Hearing of Jean-Luc Demarty in the European Parliament: a director of commerce should not say that …

Transcript of the hearing of Jean-Luc Demarty in the European Parliament on the 20/06/2018   Jean-Luc Demarty : Merci beaucoup…

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Research and analysis

The European Court of Auditors assesses the Commission’s proposal on the post-2020 CAP: Requiem for abortive reform?

The work of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) is often very informative and the conclusions of their previous reports…

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Hearing of Jacques Carles in the European Parliament: “It is urgent to restore the management of market crises at the heart of the CAP”

Last October 9th, Jacques Carles, President of Agriculture Strategies, was interviewed by the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee at the…

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Drought 2018 in Europe: must we stop selling milk powder from public stocks?

A drought of unprecedented magnitude has affected the northern half of Europe, in an area that accounts for 50 to…

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A budget without lessons learned

Rushing through the EU Multiannual Financial Framework may not be so easy. In 2017 the European Union spent a while…

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Research and analysis

The post-2020 CAP proposals: proposing the lowest common denominator while hoping for a quick agreement is a major strategic mistake that comes down to burying the CAP

While cuts are being announced, EU Commissioner Hogan has just presented his legislative proposals for the CAP 2020. Each member…

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Decrease in the EU27 CAP budget by almost 30% in twenty years: the gradual abandonment of the only integrated European policy

Made public on the 2nd of May, the European Commission’s proposals for the multiannual financial perspective for CAP 2021/2027 are…

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Commission assaults rural development spending to protect direct payments

The Commission’s MFF proposal(including both ceilings for expenditure as well as ideas on how to finance the budget) was published yesterday.…

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European Court of Auditors severely criticizes the effectiveness of decoupled payment and greening

The European Court of Auditors has just published two reports1 that will certainly feed the debate on the next CAP.…

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Dairy sector in heavy weather

Le secteur laitier a traversé une crise profonde durant trois ans, crise qui fut mise au jour au moment où…

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