Thursday, August 26, 2010

Budget DG warns of big CAP cuts

A spokesman for the Budget DG has warned of big cuts in the CAP budget given the financial situation of the EU: Cuts

The CAP share of the EU budget is already expected to decline from 45 per cent to 39 per cent by 2013, but it may need to be cut back even further.

Of course, such declarations of intent by the Budget DG are always heard ahead of new financial negotiations. In practice, the politics of interrelationships between member states often prevails so that the cuts are less extensive than anticipated.

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