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CAP Reform: Will the European Parliament take the bull by the horns? CEPS Commentary, 7 June 2012

Knops, Louise and Swinnen, Johan F.M. (2012) CAP Reform: Will the European Parliament take the bull by the horns? CEPS Commentary, 7 June 2012. [Policy Paper]

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    The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) represents nearly 40% of the EU budget and remains a highly controversial policy. This sizeable slice of the budget remains largely untargeted and inequalities in payment distribution persist. The 2013 CAP reform therefore represents a valuable opportunity to orient the agricultural sector towards 21st century objectives. As the institution directly representing the interests of EU citizens, and with increased decision-making powers, the EP could now move the CAP reform debate beyond national agricultural interests and budgetary disputes. Failure to do so, argues the author, would discredit the EP in this field and strengthen the already widespread scepticism about the CAP, not to mention the dramatic consequences that maintaining the status quo would have for agriculture as a strategic resource management activity.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > agriculture policy
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Commentaries
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2012 10:58
    Number of Pages: 5
    Last Modified: 11 Jun 2012 10:58

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