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Will the Commission listen to stakeholders’ call for a “fitness check” of

21 September 2016 - Today the REFIT Platform [1] published its opinion [2] on the Effectiveness and Efficiency of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The REFIT Platform Stakeholder group recommends a “fitness check” of the CAP. And, encouragingly, even a few members of the Government group support a “fitness check” of the CAP although the majority of the Government group members wish to derail it.


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What the EU should do to better protect nature in Europe

September 2016 - The Birds and Habitats Directives (here referred to as ‘Nature Directives’) are widely recognised as the cornerstone of EU-wide efforts to halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity. 


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