Bettina Rudloff, Michael Brüntrup

Fair Play: The Recent Common Agricultural Policy and Its Limited Effect on Development

SWP Comment 2018/C 21, May 2018, 4 Pages

Once again, we have the same old story: The negotiations on a new financial framework for the European Union (EU) will also influence the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Critics of the CAP are increasingly using its development policy (side) effects in the debate: European subsidies would promote poverty and food insecurity in developing countries through cheap European exports and destroy prospects for those populations, especially for young people in rural areas. But is this accusation justified, and what implication does it have for the future CAP?