Consensus on the objectives of the mid-term review
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CTA. 2003. Consensus on the objectives of the mid-term review. Agritrade, January 2003. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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In an orientation debate on de-coupling and dynamic...
In an orientation debate on de-coupling and dynamic modulation in the EU Council in November 2002, Commissioner Fischler expressed the view 'that there is a broad consensus about the objectives of the mid-term review', while 'there are differences in views about how and when these objectives should be achieved'. He claimed that the proposed de-coupled system of single farm payments would be income-neutral since it would be based on historical reference periods, and that the 'new single farm income payment would be green box compatible' thus strengthening the EU's negotiating hand at the WTO in protecting the European model of agriculture. Comment: For ACP countries it is important not to lose sight of the fact that while EU member states may argue about the pace and details of reform, no EU member state is opposed to the overall trajectory of CAP reform. All support the broad trajectory of reform designed to protect the European model of agriculture within strengthened multilateral disciplines in the agricultural sector.