With a far broader range of stakeholders than in former times and more decisionmaking power for the European Parliament, there was hope that the CAP debate would lead to reforms that would meet the current and coming challenges for agriculture. Yet the EU could be on course for a disappointing outcome, say Cordula Rutz and Jörg Schramek.
This commentary is excerpted from a research project on the public debate on CAP reform in 10 EU states carried out by the Institute for Rural Development Research in cooperation with the Chair for Economic Development and Integration at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main and edited by Cordula Rutz, Rainer Klump, Jörg Schramek and Winfried von Urff.
Tags: compromises, direct payments, distributive justice, pseudo-employment, greening, investment, food security, human rights
Source: EurActiv, 2013-03-22.