Implementation of the First Pillar of the CAP 2014–2020 in the EU Member States

15-07-2015

TThe 2014-2020 reform introduced many relevant changes in the tool box of the CAP. Within Pillar I, one of the most relevant issues has been that of direct payments, which became more targeted at specific goals than they have been in the past. Another key issue is the role of Member States in tailoring the new CAP according to the needs of their primary sector. Consequently, what we face today in the EU28 is a multifaceted form of agricultural support under a common EU framework.

TThe 2014-2020 reform introduced many relevant changes in the tool box of the CAP. Within Pillar I, one of the most relevant issues has been that of direct payments, which became more targeted at specific goals than they have been in the past. Another key issue is the role of Member States in tailoring the new CAP according to the needs of their primary sector. Consequently, what we face today in the EU28 is a multifaceted form of agricultural support under a common EU framework.

External author

Roberto Henke (project leader), Maria Rosaria Pupo D’Andrea (scientific editor), Theodoros Benos (consultant), Tatiana Castellotti, Fabio Pierangeli and Simona Romeo Lironcurti (Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria - CRA-INEA, Council for Agricultural Reseach and Economics, Roma, Italy) ; Fabrizio De Filippis, Mara Giua and Laura Rosatelli (Università di Roma Tre, Roma, Italy) ; Thomas Resl and Karin Heinschink (Bundesanstalt für Agrarwirtschaft - AWI, Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Vienna, Austria)