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The Common Agricultural Policy

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union is the first community policy of the union and is being funded by almost half of the European budget. This is why the reform of this policy, especially in the context of the negotiations on the multiannual financial framework (MFF) for the period 2014-2020, is a long and very controversial process. In this subject euinside will follow the developments of this process and will present as much as possible view points and the interests of some member states.

17 September 2013 18:12 Professor Kowalski: CAP Should Be Adapted to National Goals

The reform of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) will be assessed in a different way by all affected by it directly or indirectly. It will be assessed in one way by those who expect the CAP to improve competitiveness, in another way by those who expect support for environment protection and in ...

3 May 2012 09:21 Europe Is Looking for a Young Farmer

Only 14% of the farmers in the European Union are younger than 40 years of age and only 6% are younger than 35. This striking statistics is the reason why the European Commission has proposed in its draft regulation for reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the next programming peri ...

5 October 2011 10:56 Most Europeans Want Farm Subsidies Beneficiaries to Be Made Public

The debate on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union, maybe the most significant and biggest community policy, is going on precisely for a year now, since agriculture commissioner Dacian Ciolos presented his ideas for a reform. The culmination of the discussions ...

6 July 2011 14:23 Direct payments for agriculture only for environment friendly farmers

The European Commission has chosen version two for the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), which is oriented toward economic, ecological and social challenges for the EU, as well as to the contribution of agriculture for achieving the goals of the 10-year long economic strategy Europe ...

2 February 2011 11:09 "With the current policy, European farming cannot be competitive"

The most favourable for Bulgaria would be the second variant in the proposals for reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), as presented in the European Commission's Communication on November 18th. This is what Mariya Nedelcheva said in an interview for euinside - an MEP from the European ...

8 March 2013 13:36 Transparency for a Hundred or Five Thousand Euros?

Transparency in payment of farming subsidies has been debated for years at various levels and specialised non-governmental organisations have been calling for full transparency of the information who receives subsidies, how much and why from the two agricultural funds. The Common Agricultural P ...

13 October 2011 18:19 Realpolitik in European Agriculture

The agricultural policy is the first community policy, created yet with the Treaty of Rome that laid the foundations of the European Union. But the initial thinking behind this policy was to ensure food security against the backdrop of the hunger and destruction which World War II left all acros ...

9 September 2011 10:19 The European Agriculture Policy - Now Where to?

Some time ago there was this anecdote that if the Asians knew that in Europe we useed the rice to garnish our meat, the world would end up in a serious crisis. As it happens - there are no jokes, everything is true. The question is, however, what will the EU do with the future of its, up to now, ...

18 March 2011 10:56 Another voice in defence of GMO and the big farmers

Rising prices of food and fuel. Inflation. Social unrest. Rapid growth of global population. Climate changes causing more disasters and directly hitting farm production. Growing wealth causing a rise in food demand etc. These are only a few of the major challenges ahead of mankind in the decades ...

2 February 2011 09:28 A good and a bad news

As the tradition prescribes, we will start with the good news. On January 31st a series of public discussions has been launched which will take place all over the country on the formulation of a single Bulgarian national position on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, based upon Europe ...

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