12 Feb 2021

New report | Post-2022 CAP in Trilogue Negotiations: Reflections and Outlook for CAP Strategic Plans

Matteo Metta, ARC2020’s policy analyst and PhD student at the University of Pisa, together with Agricultural Economist Dr. Sebastian Lakner have analysed the positions of the co-legislators and outlined various reform scenarios for CAP post-2022 in the new report “Post-2022 CAP in Trilogue Negotiations: Reflections and Outlook for CAP Strategic Plans”. The study was commissioned by Martin Häusling (Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA) to support an informed debate on the future of CAP.

The report was prepared through screening, review and cross-comparison of policy documents, legislations, scientific and evaluation studies. It aims to shed light on the following policy questions:

  • What are the opportunities and limitations of the positions adopted by the co-legislators in October 2020, particularly in relation to the integration between the CAP reform and the European Green Deal?
  • What policy scenarios are still available to align the CAP to the European Green Deal, also including the withdrawal of the 2018 Commission’s proposal and the preparation of new legislation?
  • What can be expected from the National CAP Strategic Plans in relation to the European Green Deal objectives, by considering the first preliminary steps made by the Member States in 2020?

The analysis illustrates that the positions adopted by the co-legislators on CAP reform in many cases deviate from or contradict the European Green Deal objectives. The report concludes with concrete proposals to improve the EU’s main agricultural and rural policy.

Download the full report here

Check out the recent ARC2020 blog post for the highlights of the report.