Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Call for fundamental CAP reform

In a major speech at the Oxford conference, secretary of state Caroline Spelman has called for a more ambitious approach to CAP reform and a fundamental change in the nature of the CAP: Spelman

She's talking the talk like former secretaries of state, but walking the walk is always more difficult. Only in very special circumstances has it been possible to build anything like a winning coalition for reform. Current thinking reinforces the trend towards protectionism she rightly criticises.

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