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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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Research and analysis

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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Commission Communication on the Multiannual Financial Framework for the EU 2021-2027

Paris, 20 February 2018: The Commission Communication of 14 February 2018 on the Multiannual Financial Framework in the run-up to…

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Focus on issues Communication CAP 2020 : The commissioner for agriculture has put all French unions on the same page…against him !

Launching a new community negotiation, the Commissioner Phil Hogan presented last November 29th a communication on the orientations of the future…

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To what extent can agricultural land policies be euro-compatible?

Debates within the European Union on agricultural policies are less and less solely about the Common Agricultural Policy and increasingly…

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Justification of public intervention in agriculture : has the DG Agri reached bottom ?

The Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission recently published a review study on risk management in…

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