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This week in Europe: 21-24 January… no to milk lakes, yes to skilled migrants and bees

Proposals for a revised Common Agricultural Policy met with mixed emotions

On Wednesday, the European Parliament’s Agricultural Committee (AGRI) voted on reform proposals to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). ALDE MEPs welcomed the votes in general as a major step towards a more sustainable European agricultural model. However, ALDE condemns the possible double payment for greening and agri-environmental measures and rejects a possible return to failed past policies of heavy market interventions.

Commenting after the votes, George Lyon MEP (UK, Liberal Democrat), ALDE team leader on the AGRI committee and shadow rapporteur on the direct payments report, said:

Today’s vote is a big

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  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 9th Dec - 8:13pm
    Eddie Sammon said "they" so presumably he is not one of us.
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    eddie seems an odd lesson to draw in the circumstances. I have also become very wary of people who say if the Lib Dems want...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 9th Dec - 7:49pm
    Thanks for this report. Another lesson should be that if the Lib Dems want to be a national party then they need to ditch Tim...
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 9th Dec - 7:41pm
    Counting agents should note: " ... the votes were being counted. It was going to be a close-run thing. The votes piled up in two...
  • User AvatarFiona 9th Dec - 6:46pm
    Many are suggesting, reasonably, that these results suggest a return to our 2010 form, but that doesn't mean it's not significant. Many of our voters...
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    @Tom Papworth. I take your point, but I don't doubt that many people hate their jobs. Whether a lot of people already have enough "stuff"...