The circle that cannot be squared
This Commentary takes a close look at the recently leaked Commission’s Communication on the future of the CAP. The author finds it a carefully drafted document containing the usual CAP rhetoric punctuated by some apparently strong deviations from past doctrine. But once the objectives and policy proposals are reduced to their basic components, he discovers that much of the fizz disappears.
Dr Jorge Núñez Ferrer, Associate Research Fellow at CEPS, has written widely on the CAP and the EU budget.