Analysis of the Health Check Proposals: the Reform of the Decoupling System

01-06-2008

The risk of structural breakdown in European agriculture cannot be prevented unless the measures introduced reinstate the justification and functionality, i.e. the legitimacy, of aid. Under the following proposal the SPS would be revised in two stages, with short-term conversion to a territorial flat rate per new entitlement and medium term conversion into a new CAP that would focus aid on certain types of farmers and on territories truly in need of support.

The risk of structural breakdown in European agriculture cannot be prevented unless the measures introduced reinstate the justification and functionality, i.e. the legitimacy, of aid. Under the following proposal the SPS would be revised in two stages, with short-term conversion to a territorial flat rate per new entitlement and medium term conversion into a new CAP that would focus aid on certain types of farmers and on territories truly in need of support.

Externe auteur

Mr Jesús G. REGIDOR Universidad Autónoma de Madrid