08 Sep 2016
INTERACTIONS BETWEEN THE EU’S EXTERNAL ACTION AND THE COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY – 08 SEPTEMBERBrussels Daily
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT STUDY: RESEARCH FOR AGRI COMMITTEE – THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN THE EU’S EXTERNAL ACTION AND THE COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY
The CAP has been strongly influenced by the EU’s External Actions. The various Enlargements, and trade policies to favour its neighbours to both the East and South, and for its former colonies, have left their mark. However it is external pressures through the GATT/WTO that have had the most defining effect.
Current pressures stem from a new generation of Free Trade agreements, the need to reduce agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions, and to respond to Brexit.
Read the Study here