EU to ban reusable olive oil bottles in restaurants - by Alan Matthews NEW
Proposal to ban open olive oil bottles in restaurants is an excessive reaction to problems of olive oil adulteration...
A short bibliography on CAP greening - by Alan Matthews NEW
Links to a short bibliography on CAP greening...
MFF negotiations blown off course as European Parliament plays poker - by Alan Matthews NEW
The Parliament's refusal to begin the planned MFF trilogues with the Council makes it difficult to envisage a political agreement under the Irish Presidency.
What farmers should do to qualify for the new CAP green payment - by Alan Matthews NEW
The Council and Parliament will struggle to reconcile their differences over how much flexibility to allow to member states and farmers in deciding eligibliity for the green payment in Pillar 1.
CAP reform uncertainty and the market for entitlements - by Alan Matthews NEW
Uncertainty over new direct payment regulations is affect the market for single payment entitlements.
Comment on Impact of CAP subsidies on productivity by Michael Brady NEW
Excellent marriage of economic theory and practical on-farm consultancy...
Impact of CAP subsidies on productivity - by Alan Matthews NEW
New study finds evidence that moving to decoupled farm subsidies under the CAP has had a small but measurable impact on farm productivity.
Evolution of the direct payments regulation - by Alan Matthews NEW
Compare the evolution of amendments to the CAP direct payments regulation over the course of the legislative process.
Comment on The biodiversity consequences of killing Ecological Focus Areas by GAP-Reform: Die mögliche Umweltwirkung der Gipfel-Beschlüsse von Anfang Februar | Lakners Kommentare NEW
[...] al. 2011, Lakner et al. 2012, Heinrich et al. 2013) Es gibt jedoch auch positive Stimmen wie z.B. Bureau (2013), der die positiven Wirkungen aus Erfahrungen mit einem ähnlichen Modell aus der Schweiz [...]...
Comment on Implications of the European Council MFF agreement for the agricultural environment by GAP-Reform: Die mögliche Umweltwirkung der Gipfel-Beschlüsse von Anfang Februar | Lakners Kommentare NEW
[...] vom 7./8. Februar 2013 für die Agrarumweltpolitik zu erwarten sind (vgl. Europäischer Rat 2013). Alan Matthews, Agrarökonom aus Irland, hat in seinem Blog http://capreform.eu bereits im Februar auf einige [...]...
Implications of the new redistributive payment - by Alan Matthews NEW
For those member states that introduce it, the redistributive payment can introduce a much more significant degree of progressivity into CAP payments than what we have seen heretofore.
The biodiversity consequences of the neutering of the Ecological Focus Area measure - by J Christophe Bureau NEW
After the December 2012 Council proposed amendments, the vote of the COMAGRI on January 24, 2013 de facto kills any hope of deriving any serious biodiversity benefit from the CAP reform. The COMAGRI amendments are particularly fatal to the Ecological...
Promoting innovation through the EIP Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability - by Alan Matthews NEW
How will member states mainstream the European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability into their forthcoming rural development programmes?
Comment on Implications of the European Council MFF agreement for the agricultural environment by Sebastian Lakner NEW
Thanks to Allan Matthews, this is a very sharp, detailed and useful analysis, which confirms the suspicion that the actual CAP-reform is quitting the reform-path (1992-2008) of enforcing environmental payments and concentrating agricultural payments...
Paolo De Castro on the CAP Reform Process - by Jack Thurston NEW
Rose O’Donovan, editor of the excellent Agra-Facts, has interviewed Paolo De Castro, CAP reform veteran and currently holding a key role as Chairman of the European Parliament’s agriculture committee. Worth a watch. Related posts:CAP Refo...
Implications of the European Council MFF agreement for the agricultural environment - by Alan Matthews NEW
This is a shortened version of a post which was first written for the Institute for International and European Affairs EnvironmentNexus blog From the perspective of the agricultural environment, there are three elements in the European Council conclu...
What the proposed MFF has for agriculture? - by Attila Jambor NEW
A new budget for 2014-2020 has been agreed by the Council yesterday, suggesting that the CAP will not change remarkably in the future.