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Briefs

EU-10 and the CAP – 10 years of success

On 1 May 2004, ten new countries joined the EU. This brief focuses on developments in agriculture and the rural economy and the impact of the CAP in these ten countries. It is accompanied by individual country factsheets, which highlight key structural changes, evolution of agricultural income and how CAP money has been spent.

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Overview of CAP reform 2014-20

This brief gives an overview of the 2013 reform of the CAP. It improves the CAP framework for addressing the challenges of the 21st century.

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The future of rural development policy

This brief looks into the most recent of the CAP policies – rural development. Rural development is the second pillar of the CAP. It aims to address related to climate change, resource efficiency and territorial balance among many other things.

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The future of CAP market measures

This brief focuses on the development on agricultural markets and on the tools available to manage market risks. It puts the current system of market measures (intervention, export subsidies and supply quotas) in contrast to other tools available, and looks at some of the impacts these tools have or may have.

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The future of CAP direct payments

This brief covers the main budgetary focus of the CAP – direct payments. It examines the role of the payments in providing a basic income support as well as ensuring the delivery of public goods. It also looks into the design of the payment itself, how the payments are distributed, as well as what changes to the current system would imply.

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The CAP in perspective: from market intervention to policy innovation

This brief examines the policy developments of the CAP that have taken place since 1992, when the first substantial reforms took place. Focussing on the achievements, it then explores the challenges for the future CAP.

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