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Will the Commission’s proposals lead to a future-proof CAP?

The Commission’s proposals for more subsidiarity and an emphasis on performance could lead to a “step change” in the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy, but “capping” and additional support for young farmers will be counterproductive for the sector’s competitiveness. In the long run, expenditure should be used to promote rural development and public goods instead of the continued reliance on direct payments and coupled support.


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