The legislative proposals for the reform of the CAP
Good initiatives but not good enough for the environment
The EU Commission proposals for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for 2014-2020 aim at contributing to improved integration of agriculture, environmental protection and climate mitigation (integration scenario). Overall, they are to give more weight to the principle of “public money for public goods” and thus reinforce the legitimacy of the continued substantial expenditure on the agricultural sector. In the proposals, the KLU can see a number of good approaches in principle. However, in their finer detail these remain half-hearted and thus jeopardize the achievement of the objectives set out in the proposals.