EU enlargement, the CAP and the cost of direct payments: a note

Ackrill, R.W. ORCID: 0000-0002-0739-1812, 2003. EU enlargement, the CAP and the cost of direct payments: a note. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 54 (1), pp. 73-78. ISSN 0021-857X

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Negotiations over EU enlargement have highlighted difficulties in extending the CAP – and in particular direct payments - to the applicant countries, given the spending limits agreed in Berlin in 1999. This note presents estimates of direct payment costs in the Eastern European applicants. It argues that the only way all member states in an enlarged EU can receive the same level of payments is if the payments currently prevailing in the EU15 are reduced.

Item Type: Journal article
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Publication Title: Journal of Agricultural Economics
Creators: Ackrill, R.W.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Date: 2003
Volume: 54
Number: 1
ISSN: 0021-857X
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
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Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:41
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:36

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