Elements of the post 2013 CAP

16-11-2009

There is a real danger that three actions to reform the CAP single payments post-2013: to CUT, REDISTRIBUTE, AND TRANSFORM them, are going to be taken in this order. This should be reversed. We must first try and reach a consensus on the purpose of the CAP post 2013. This will dictate the nature and scale of EU funded payments to land managers, and thus the distribution of funds within and between the Member States. Then, and only then is it rational to decide the appropriate total EU budgetary resource.

There is a real danger that three actions to reform the CAP single payments post-2013: to CUT, REDISTRIBUTE, AND TRANSFORM them, are going to be taken in this order. This should be reversed. We must first try and reach a consensus on the purpose of the CAP post 2013. This will dictate the nature and scale of EU funded payments to land managers, and thus the distribution of funds within and between the Member States. Then, and only then is it rational to decide the appropriate total EU budgetary resource.