Why out-of-the-spotlight Council discussions on CAP don’t serve the environment, climate or farmers

Recent Council changes to ‘conditionality’ for CAP direct payments severely weaken what the agricultural sector could deliver for the environment and climate in the next 7 years. This is difficult to justify and is a poor foundation for demanding the budget to be maintained.

Anne Maréchal, Senior Policy Analyst at IEEP, has looked at the recent proposals from the Agriculture and Fisheries Council.

You can find her analysis on the CAP2020 website.