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E-Book/Livre-E : Agricultural and rural policy under Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel, September 2009

Multilingual: EN, FR, ES.
Source: EU Bookshop.
"No policy ever reaches a state of perfection, but the CAP - one of the EU’s longest-established common policies - has embraced valuable change and is in great shape to
move on into the future."

"I had three essential principles in mind:
- The CAP needed to take European farming
towards still greater competitiveness and
market-responsiveness – by placing production
decisions more firmly in the hands of farmers
rather than administrators.
- The CAP needed to address the needs of rural
areas as a whole – not only those of agriculture.
- In particular, the CAP needed to reflect growing
concern about environmental issues, including
climate change."



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