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Today, at an extraordinary EU Summit on 22 – 23 November, Heads of State will meet to discuss the EU Budget for the next period 2014 – 2020. With over 40% of the current budget allocated for the CAP; the outcome of the meeting will be fundamental to the reform process, and the future of food and farming in Europe. 

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At present, France, Spain and Italy are the states pushing strongest to maintain and protect the CAP budget, with states such as Germany, the UK and the Netherlands calling for substantial cuts in the budget across the board. Leading up to the Summit, ARC2020 came together with other civil society organisations to demand that the money is allocated for a policy that is fair to the small farmers of Europe, and ensures that environmental considerations are taken into account in the allocation of subsidies. However, following the proposal for extensive cuts issued by Van Rompuy last week, which included substantial cuts for rural development and green payments, NGOs are concerned.

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