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Impact assessment for the 2008 CAP "Health Check"

The 2008 CAP "Health Check" modernised, simplified and streamlined the CAP and removed restrictions on farmers, thus helping them to respond better to signals from the market and to face new challenges.

On 20 November 2008 the EU agriculture ministers reached a political agreement on the "Health Check" of the Common Agricultural Policy.

Among a range of measures, the agreement abolishes arable set-aside, increases milk quotas gradually leading up to their abolition in 2015, and converts market intervention into a genuine safety net. Ministers also agreed to increase modulation, whereby direct payments to farmers are reduced and the money transferred to the Rural Development Fund.

This allowed a better response to the new challenges and opportunities faced by European agriculture, including climate change, the need for better water management, the protection of biodiversity, and the production of green energy.


Council outcome

Council Regulations Nos (EC) Nos 72/2009 български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)hrvatski (bg)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv), 73/2009 български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)hrvatski (bg)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv) and 74/2009 български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)hrvatski (bg)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv) of 19 January 2009

Guide: Current situation, Commission proposal and Council outcome pdf - 78 KB [78 KB]


Legislative proposals

Guide pdf - 94 KB [94 KB]

Legislative proposals български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)hrvatski (bg)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

Working documents - supplementary financial statement pdf български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)hrvatski (bg)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

Question and answers pdf - 89 KB [89 KB]

Slide show pdf български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)hrvatski (bg)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)


Impact assessment

Executive summary pdf - 32 KB [32 KB] български (bg)čeština (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti keel (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)français (fr)italiano (it)latviešu valoda (lv)lietuvių kalba (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

Main report pdf - 668 KB [668 KB]


Annex A: Public consultation summary pdf - 405 KB [405 KB]

Annex B: Economic situation of EU agriculture

Situation and prospects for EU agriculture and rural areas

The impact of the developments in agricultural producer prices on consumers (11/2007) - Update (05/2008)

Annex C: Direct Support Scheme

Simplification of the Single Payment Scheme pdf - 198 KB [198 KB]

Cross compliance pdf - 58 KB [58 KB]

Partially coupled support pdf - 167 KB [167 KB]

Individual limits for direct payments pdf - 116 KB [116 KB]

Annex D: Market measures

Cereal Intervention and Set-aside pdf - 323 KB [323 KB]

Milk Quotas pdf - 302 KB [302 KB]

Supplementary analysis pdf - 152 KB [152 KB]

How to interpret additional internal EU milk demand pdf - 35 KB [35 KB]

Slide show pdf - 100 KB [100 KB]

Other support schemes pdf - 86 KB [86 KB]

Risk and Crisis management pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

Annex E: New challenges

New challenges pdf - 155 KB [155 KB]

Modulation pdf - 139 KB [139 KB]

Annex F: Microeconomic (FADN) analyses

Introduction and table of contents pdf - 15 KB [15 KB]

Single Payment Scheme pdf - 220 KB [220 KB]

Partially coupled support pdf - 156 KB [156 KB]

Individual limits for direct payments per beneficiary pdf - 63 KB [63 KB]

Cereals pdf - 361 KB [361 KB]

Dairy issues

Milk margins pdf - 235 KB [235 KB]

Milk margins' evolution pdf - 326 KB [326 KB]

Impact of a price reduction on milk margins pdf - 247 KB [247 KB]

Complement on mountain areas pdf - 389 KB [389 KB]

Complements on national aids pdf - 87 KB [87 KB]


Impact of the coupled payment suppression on rice margins pdf - 130 KB [130 KB]

Complement for Portugal pdf - 32 KB [32 KB]

Complement rice and irrigated grain maize pdf - 85 KB [85 KB]

Nuts pdf - 106 KB [106 KB]

Modulation pdf - 60 KB [60 KB]

Annex G: Relevant evaluation studies pdf - 21 KB [21 KB]


Commission Communication

Communication from the Commission: "Preparing the 'Health Check' of the CAP reform" български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)hrvatski (bg)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv) 

Question and answers pdf - 102 KB [102 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr)

Slide show pdf - 85 KB [85 KB] Deutsch (de)español (es)français (fr)italiano (it)polski (pl)português (pt)svenska (sv) 



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