After the #AfterCAP Debate | Where Now ?

Wrapping up this third curated debate, we in ARC2020 begin to draw elements of a road map for how the Common Agricultural Policy could evolve. The timing is perfect - the European Commission has recently launched a consultation on modernisation and simplification of the CAP. Let's use this #AfterCAP debate as a springboard to delve deeper into Europe's agri-food and rural policies. [...]

14 February, 2017 // 0 Comments

South Eastern Europe | Interview with Boban Ilic

"If you leave people in insecurity and fear, they will follow populists and nationalists of all kind." Interview with Boban Ilic, Secretary General of the Western Balkan Standing Working Group for Regional Rural Development of South Eastern Europe [...]

13 December, 2016 // 0 Comments

#AfterCAP | What Does The Public Pay For?

Tom Lancaster, Senior Agriculture Policy Officer at the UK's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) assesses the uncertain terrain of the UK, farm subsidies and public goods post Brexit. In doing so, some interesting considerations emerge for the EU too. [...]

11 December, 2016 // 0 Comments

CAP Communication Complete by Dec 2017?

The European Commission intends to adopt - before the end of 2017 - a Communication on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post-2020. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made this announcment to 400 delegates at the Agriculture Outlook event in Brussels on Tuesday. [...]

8 December, 2016 // 0 Comments

#AfterCAP: Copa Cogeca on Future Farming

Following Jean Claude Junker's announcement of a CAP Communication by the end of 2017 Copa & Cogeca Secretary-General Pekka Pesonen outlines his vision on where next for CAP. Part of our #AfterCAP debate series. [...]

7 December, 2016 // 0 Comments

Ecological Focus Areas 2016: Low Impact in Lower Saxony

New data from Lower Saxony on the registration of ecological focus area (EFA) for 2016 are published. The data shows almost no changes: The EFA is still an expensive measure for taxpayers with little positive impact on biodiversity. Sebastian Lanker gives ARC2020 this exclusive on the topic. [...]

19 October, 2016 // 0 Comments

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