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The eastward enlargement of the european union and the common agricultural policy


  • Fabrizio De Filippis
  • Luca Salvatici


This paper briefly traces the main features of the Common Agriculural Policy (CAP), and of the transition process in the agriculural sectors of Central and Eastern European countries. The EU Commission proposal for the integration of the new members into the CAP is examined, in order to asses the implication both for the WTO negotiations, and for the negotiations with the new members about the "agricultural chapter". We argue that the main challange is to extend the CAP to the new members without upsetting the net contributors to the EU budget, and we analyse the effects of different schemes that would allow some cost sharing between EU and national budgets. The main conclusion is that the CAP for an enlarged Union should be based on decentralization of expenditures and a system pf subsidies and transfers among countries.

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  • Fabrizio De Filippis & Luca Salvatici, 2002. "The eastward enlargement of the european union and the common agricultural policy," Departmental Working Papers of Economics - University 'Roma Tre' 0026, Department of Economics - University Roma Tre.
  • Handle: RePEc:rtr:wpaper:0026

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    1. Margherita Scoppola, 2005. "Agricultural Policies of the EU in the New Member States: Development or Re-Distribution?," QA - Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, Associazione Rossi Doria, issue 1, March.

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    EU enlargement; CAP reform; Cofinancing; Direct payment;

    JEL classification:

    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • P27 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Performance and Prospects
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy


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