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Following two decades of policy change, in 2011 the European Commission tabled proposals for a new ‘reform’ of the CAP.
A major component of the reform would be a revamping of the existing system of direct payments to farmers.
For example, 30% of the spend would be dependent on farmers respecting new greening criteria; and payments would be restricted to active farmers and subject to a payment cap.
These proposals will be debated by the Council of Ministers and the …