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25th November 2020
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Op-Ed: “Withdrawing legislative proposals at a whim? The case of the CAP reform” by Matteo Bonelli and Merijn Chamon

The debate on the adoption of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has taken a bitter turn in the last few weeks. Several environmental NGOs as well as the Greens group at the European Parliament publicly expressed their concerns with the compatibility of the new CAP system with the objectives defined by the European Green Deal. The Commission shared part of those concerns and seemed unhappy with the negotiating positions of the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament, to the point that Vice-President Timmermans suggested in an interview that the Commission could even consider withdrawing current proposals, which were presented in 2018 by the Juncker Commission. The German Presidency of the Council, other

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