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EU admits that Agricultural Policy is beyond it


Published Nov 30, 2017
The EU has admitted that it's core flagship policy the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is too difficult to administer. If it cannot even handle that, what on earth is it for, asks Stuart Agnew MEP, the UKIP Agricultural spokesman.
 
Mr Agnew said, "Commissioner Hogan admitted, in effect, that the CAP does not work and more responsibility for Agriculture must begin to be delegated to the Member States. However though the EU is prepared to devolve responsibility, it has no plans to loosen its grip on its authority.
 
"What is this independence worth if the Member States have to seek the approval of the Commission for their plans?
 
"The new regime allows the Commission to pass the buck to Member States for problems, prompting the question "what is the point of having a Commission in the first place?”
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