Thursday, June 17, 2010

CAP consultation draws a big crowd

The consultation on the future of the CAP has been so popular that the deadline has been extended: Deadline

3,700 responses have been received, although that is not so many when one considers the size of the EU. I also wonder how many of them were from ordinary citizens or consumers and how many from special interests that derive benefits from the policy?

I am rather sceptical about such consultations as I think that they rarely change the minds of decision-makers who pick out those responses that suit their thinking. But I wouldn't want to discourage anyone from responding.

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