Agriculture has returned to the top of the European
policy agenda. The global rise in food prices has pushed the EU to suspend some
agricultural tariffs, and the ongoing “health check” of the Common
Agricultural Policy (CAP) has begun the process of scrutinising the EU farm
subsidy regime, a process that will continue under the review of the European
budget. The Doha Round of trade negotiations may have stalled for now, but
pressure to reform European agricultural policies may be generated by these
negotiations–or perhaps by WTO litigation–in the future.
We are pleased to invite you to a lunch seminar to debate
the prospects for reform of the CAP. As a long-time observer and commentator on
EU agriculture policy, Roger Waite, the editor of AGRA FACTS and AGRA FOCUS and
a fellow with the German Marshall Fund (GMF), will lead a discussion of how
various reform strategies could resonate with politicians and the public and
likely developments in EU agricultural policy in the future.
The event is supported by the German Marshall Fund.
RSVP by 12 November to firstname.lastname@example.org
A light lunch will be served.