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momagri, movement for a world agricultural organization, is a think tank chaired by Christian Pèes.
It brings together, managers from the agricultural world and important people from external perspectives,
such as health, development, strategy and defense. Its objective is to promote regulation
of agricultural markets by creating new evaluation tools, such as economic models and indicators,
and by drawing up proposals for an agricultural and international food policy.
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Could the new CAP planned for 2013 be postponed?

23 May 2011

“Let no one imagine that we will accept the undoing of the Common Agricultural Policy and let no one imagine that France will accept a cut in its budget,” said Nicolas Sarkozy on May 12 during a visit to the French northern town of Arras. Undeniably, the French president stressed his position to keep the CAP budget the same “to the eurocent”, at the risk of blocking the discussions.

This latest statement reminds us that devoid of a political agreement on the EU future budget for 2013/20, all other discussions on the greening of subsidies––or balancing them between member states––will be fruitless.

In any event, how can Dacian Ciolos specify the future CAP without any visibility on the long-term, financial outlook, which is not even close to be decided on, because of the delay in institutional procedures?

In addition and in spite of the official upholding of the calendar, several observers are pointing out the particularly difficult context in which the current talks are being conducted. So much so in fact, that the final agreement would not be ratified until the new governments resulting from the 2012 elections in France, Spain and Italy––as well as the 2013 election in Germany––are formed.

Consequently, would the next long-term financial framework not be finalized before 2013, thus automatically moving back the enforcement of the new CAP to 2014?

Yet, 2014 is also the year of the European Parliament re-elections. Will the new European Parliament members not have the legitimate aspiration to also give their opinion on the sole built-in European policy? Would this unfortunately delay yet again by a few months the enforcement of the new CAP?
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Paris, 24 April 2019