The new CAP deal – A round up of news from The UK Food Group

Jun 28, 2013

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The EU reached a compromise deal on CAP yesterday. Below some immediate civil society reactions, along with the official summaries from the EU and a few links to media articles.

Civil society reactions (also pasted below)
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ARC 2020, “CAP deal weak – but options worth fighting”, www.arc2020.eu/front/2013/06/arc2020-cap-deal-weak-but-options-worth-fighting/
ECVC, “CAP: some improvements in an outdated framework that destroys farms”, www.eurovia.org/spip.php?article779
EEB, “Green CAP reform in tatters”, www.eeb.org/EEB/index.cfm/news-events/news/green-cap-reform-in-tatters/
Friends of the Earth Europe, “CAP reform: failure for environment and small farmers”, www.foeeurope.org/cap-reform-failure-environment-developing-countries-small-farmers-260613
IFOAM EU, “CAP deal lacks strong and credible steps towards sustainability”, http://eu.ifoam.org/en/news/2013/06/26/press-release-cap-deal-lacks-strong-and-credible-steps-towards-sustainability
Slow Food Europe, “CAP not good enough”, www.slowfood.com/international/food-for-thought/focus/184142/cap-not-good-enough/q=6DFFA3
WWF, “Environment in danger because of EU agriculture deal”, www.wwf.eu/?209195/Environment-in-danger-because-of-EU-agriculture-deal

Official notices (not pasted below)
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European Commission, “CAP Reform – an explanation of the main elements”, http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-13-621_en.htm
European Council, “Press release, 3249th Council meeting, Agriculture & fisheries”, www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_Data/docs/pressdata/en/agricult/137615.pdf

Media (not pasted below)
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European Voice, “Deal reached on CAP reform”, 26 June 2013, www.europeanvoice.com/article/2013/june/deal-reached-on-cap-reform/77649.aspx
Farmers Guardian, ” ‘Bad for farmers and wildlife’ – CAP reform reaction”, 27 June 2013, www.farmersguardian.com/home/latest-news/-‘bad-for-farmers-and-wildlife’-–-cap-reform-reaction/56764.article#.UcwE3cJsyYQ.twitter
Farmers Guardian, “CAP deal ‘not perfect but a good deal for Welsh farmers’ “, 27 June 2013, www.farmersguardian.com/home/latest-news/cap-deal-not-perfect-but-a-good-deal-for-welsh-farmers/56759.article
Farmers Weekly, “CAP reform deal welcomed by devolved ministers”, 27 June 2013, www.fwi.co.uk/articles/27/06/2013/139751/cap-reform-deal-welcomed-by-devolved-ministers.htm
Farmers Weekly, “CAP reform deal disastrous, say conservation groups”, 27 June 2013, www.fwi.co.uk/articles/27/06/2013/139753/cap-reform-deal-disastrous-say-conservation-groups.htm
ICTSD Bridges, “EU Farm Subsidies: Deal Reached to “Green” Direct Payments, Retain Coupled Support”, 27 June 2013, http://ictsd.org/i/news/bridgesweekly/170555/

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