Integration of the New member States into the Common Agricultural Policy (Volume 1 : Study ; Volume 2 : Annexes)

15-02-2007

This study presents an overview of the integration into the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the ten New Member States (NMS) which joined the European Union (EU) in May 2004. In particular, the study analyses the effects of the main CAP instruments (i.e. direct payments, market measures and Rural Development measures) on modernisation and competitiveness of the NMS agriculture and compare it with the situation of the other EU 15 members (EU-15).

This study presents an overview of the integration into the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the ten New Member States (NMS) which joined the European Union (EU) in May 2004. In particular, the study analyses the effects of the main CAP instruments (i.e. direct payments, market measures and Rural Development measures) on modernisation and competitiveness of the NMS agriculture and compare it with the situation of the other EU 15 members (EU-15).

External author

Dipartimento di Economia e Ingegneria Agrarie, Università di Bologna, Italia : L. Vannini (scientific coordinator), M. Aragrande (project leader), M. Canali, E. Gentile, C. Grazia, L. Falasconi, S. Morganti, H. Petricks, A. Segré and M. Vittuari ; External consultants : M. Bruni (Areté srl, Bologna), A. Loi (Areté srl, Bologna), E. Halicka (Warsaw University), M. Hrabalek (Masaryk University, Faculty of Social Studies, Brno), L. Malece (University of Riga), N. Potori (Agricultural Economics Research Institute, Budapest), T. Volk (Agricultural Institute of Slovenia)