New CEPS book on the CAP launched in Milan

Against the background of the World Expo in Milan, with its core theme of "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", a new CEPS book was launched at a special session of the 29th International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE), which ran August 8th-14th. Entitled The Political Economy of the 2014-2020 Common Agricultural Policy: An Imperfect Storm, the book analyses the decision-making in the latest round of CAP reform and discusses the factors that influenced the policy choices and decisions. The outcome has major implications for the EU’s budget and farmers’ incomes but also for Europe’s environment, its contribution to global climate change and to food security in the EU and in the world. Edited by Johan Swinnen, Senior Research Fellow at CEPS, the book brings together contributions from leading academics from various disciplines and policy-makers, and key participants in the process from the European Commission and the European Parliament.

The 567-pp book is co-published with Rowman & Littlefield International (RLI) and can be purchased for £49.95, either in paperback or as an e-Book from the RLI website. It is also available for free downloading in a PDF file on the CEPS website.

A Brussels launch event will be staged at CEPS later in the autumn. Watch for announcement to be posted under EVENTS on the CEPS website.