Commission’s ‘green’ CAP questionable, study says

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Series Details 11.02.16
Publication Date 11/02/2016
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A study conducted by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and BirdLife Europe found a €1 billion decline in the actual funding for 'green' measures meant to benefit the environment on farmland.

The EEB noted that over 80% of protected extensive grasslands in Natura 2000 sites were in an 'unfavorable condition'.

The report stated that the original idea behind the reform of the post-2013 CAP was to ensure public money was being used to pay for public goods.

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ESO: Background information: Commission: New CAP will be 'fairer, not simpler, but maybe greener'
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EEB: Press Release, 08.02.16: New figures uncover the hidden truth behind 'green' Rural Development funding
EEB: News, 08.02.16: New Rural Development Plans and the Environment: The Hidden Truth
EurActiv, 19.05.16: MEPs call for a complete rethink of the CAP

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