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Cap Under Fire: The Budgetary Review And The Cap

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  • Elekes, Andrea
  • Halmai, Peter

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During the process of the budgetary review the CAP faces its greatest challenge of its history: not only the (common) financing of the CAP, but the future of the CAP itself is at stake. It is obvious that the reform steps implemented so far – even though they have several forward-looking elements – do not result in a CAP sustainable on the long run. Further changes are inevitable. Basing our analysis on the theories of fiscal federalism and other political economy approaches, we try to answer the following questions. Is common financing of a reformed CAP justified? Can national co-financing be extended? Is it justified to keep the system of commonly financed direct payments?

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  • Elekes, Andrea & Halmai, Peter, 2011. "Cap Under Fire: The Budgetary Review And The Cap," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland 114345, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
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    Keywords

    European Union; Common Agricultural Policy; fiscal federalism; budget review; Agricultural and Food Policy; F15; F36; H41; H50; Q18;

    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy

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