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Common or flexible? The CAP dilemma facing EU member states

Today’s legislators have inherited a CAP policy framework that is riddled with exceptions, opt-outs and “either/or” alternatives... and there is every likelihood that the post-2020 CAP will follow the same evolutionary path.

The European Union is on course to create a Common Agricultural Policy for 2021-27 that is less ‘common’ than any previous version of the policy, if the latest political discussions on the topic are any guide.

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