New direct payments scheme: targeting and redistribution in the future CAP
Swinbank, A. (2012) New direct payments scheme: targeting and redistribution in the future CAP. European Parliament, Brussels. pp67. (European Parliament's reference: PE 474.528)
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The Commission has proposed that a revised version of the present regime of direct payments should be rolled forward into the post-2013 CAP. There would be a limited redistribution of funds between Member States. Thirty per cent of the budget would be allocated to a new greening component, which would be problematic in the WTO. Non-active farmers would not qualify for aid; and payments would be capped. Special schemes would be introduced for small farmers, for young new entrants, and for disadvantaged regions.
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