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CAP Monitor

CAP Reform comparison 2015-20 vs 2021-27: Direct Payments

The proposed Common Agricultural Policy for 2021-27 will introduce a number of changes to the current system of direct payments. This easy-to-use table allows you to compare and contrast elements of the new CAP with the current 2015-20 policy.

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CAP Monitor is the unique guide to the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and is available to all European Agriculture Policy channel subscribers.

CAP Monitor provides in-depth analysis and explanation of the various elements of the CAP by breaking it down into sections. It also includes relevant information and figures and interactive dashboards on member state implementation choices, among other features.

You can explore CAP Monitor by selecting an article below, following the related content to the right of the text or hyperlinks within articles, or by entering key words into the search tool.

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European Food Safety Authority

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), located in Parma, Italy, has a specific role within the EU’s food and agriculture regulatory process. It was set up in 2002, after a number of food crises in the late 1990s (Regulation 178/2002).

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EU Standing Committees

Over the years, a number of EU Committees have been set up to provide the EU institutions with advice on technical matters – composed of member state government representatives and chaired by a Commission representative.

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How CAP legislation is enacted

The following is a description of the process through which a CAP-related legislative act is typically enacted, through the EU’s ordinary legislative procedure (Article 294 of the Treaty of Rome):

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Types of EU legislative instrument

There are three types of instrument by which the EU is governed and managed: Regulation, Directive, and Decision.

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Initiation and formulation of EU policy

EU policy proposals formally originate in the European Commission. The original inspiration may, however, come from a number of different sources: the Council of Ministers, a Management Committee, an Advisory Committee, the European Parliament, EU trade and professional associations, or from organisations in the member states.

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The European Economic and Social Committee and Committee of the Regions

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is involved in the legislative process in an advisory capacity. The 344 members represent three broad groups: employers, trade unions and independents. The EESC is required to give an opinion on most measures proposed by the Commission and may draw up reports on its own initiative.

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