CAP: New delivery model, climate and spending

According to the new delivery model, the EU member states will have to come up with their own national strategies in agriculture adjusted to their specificities. [Shutterstock]

The European Commission’s new proposal on the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) gives more flexibility to member states when it comes to implementation and pushes for a tailor-made approach adjusted to the EU countries’ diverse farming needs and circumstances.

The executive claims that this new delivery model will eventually lead to better spending and monitoring of the CAP at the national level.

On the other hand, critics suggest that the new delivery model will have ultimately no capacity to guarantee that EU spending has a real impact to reach EU common goals, such as climate change objectives.

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