Via Scoop.itThe Great Transition
Leaked EU draft texts confirm expectations that the 27-member bloc is likely to seek to ‘green’ farm subsidy payments after 2013 by adding new rules on protecting the environment. Controversially, though, the drafts also reveal new plans to allow some countries to re-allocate more direct payments to the production of particular crops – reversing prior attempts to ‘decouple’ farm support from production and thus reduce the trade distortions that this support might cause.
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