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CTA. 2002. Mid-term review. Agritrade, April 2002. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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From mid-2002 the European Commission will be undertaking a review of the...
From mid-2002 the European Commission will be undertaking a review of the process of CAP reform in order to 'check where we can adapt the instruments of our CAP, in order to meet better the expectations of society'. The aim is to check on how the new instruments are working and, if necessary, to introduce modifications in the light of the varied objectives which agricultural production in the EU is now required to fulfil. EU farmers' leaders have called for no changes to be introduced during the mid term review and for the EU to stick to the financial framework agreed in Berlin in 1998. Comment: As yet there has been no substantive discussion of the effects which the process of CAP reform is having on ACP countries. Given the EU's commitment to ensuring coherence between its different policies, there would appear to be a need to include a review of the external effects of the reformed CAP in the current mid-term review. This issue could usefully be raised during forthcoming ACP-EU ministerial consultations.