A CAP Reform in 2017?

Two panels discussed the past, present and future of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) at CEPS on November 13th. The first, chaired by Rolf Moehler former Deputy Director of the European Commission’s DG Agriculture and Rural Development, discussed the economics and politics of the 2014-20 CAP reforms agreed in 2013. The second panel was chaired by CEPS Senior Fellow Johan Swinnen and considered future reforms of the CAP and what a potential ‘mid-term review’ in 2017 could, or should, involve.

The event, which attracted a large audience, was also the occasion to launch a new CEPS book entitled The Political Economy of the 2014-2020 Common Agricultural Policy: An Imperfect Storm. Edited by Johna Swinnen and co-published by Rowman & Littlefield International, the book features contributions from key participants in the CAP reform decision-making process – from both the European Commission and European Parliament – and leading academics from various disciplines.

The book is available for free downloading, in PDF format, on the CEPS website and can be purchased from the publisher in print (http://www.rowmaninternational.com/books/the-political-economy-of-the-2014-2020-common-agricultural-policy). CEPS Corporate Members are entitled to a 40% discount on all CEPS-RLI books (contact margarita@ceps.eu)