Concluding Comments: Findings and Prospects

Arlindo Cunha and Alan Swinbank

in An Inside View of the CAP Reform Process

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199591572
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725579 | DOI:
Concluding Comments: Findings and Prospects

Show Summary Details


This concluding chapter reviews two decades of policy change in which GATT/WTO was a key pressure for policy reform, although official discourse emphasized the budget, the environment, and other societal concerns. The reforms were each initiated by the Commission, and skilful presidencies and determined commissioners succeeded in securing compromises (often costly to the EU budget) and cajoling reluctant member states to accept the main decoupling components of the Commission's original plan.

Keywords: policy change; GATT/WTO; budget; environment

Chapter.  3560 words. 

Subjects: European Union

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.