Environmental Law & Economics: Common agricultural policy: CAP it all

Radovan Kazda
Environmental Policy Analyst
Conservative Institute of M. R. Stefanik

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Common agricultural policy: CAP it all

By David Cronin, guardian.co.uk (link)
Two markedly different messages have been delivered by the European Commission over the past few days. Stavros Dimas, the environment commissioner, stated that "we are going to have to make radical changes in our agricultural policies and practices" to tackle climate change. Yet less than 24 hours earlier his colleague, Mariann Fischer Boel, who holds the agriculture portfolio, announced (pdf) plans that could make Europe's system of farming even more ecologically destructive than it now is.

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