Attention will be paid to:
The structure of agriculture in the EU and its position in the European (rural) economy.
The original market and price policies as developed in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s.
The reasons why it is changed into forms of direct since the 1990’s.
The current state of affairs after Agenda 2000, the Midterm Review 2003 and the Sugar Reform 2006.
Current issues like the Health Check 2008 reform proposals.
The links between the Common Agricultural Policy, the WTO and the EU budget.
The increasing interests for food safety, food quality, environment, animal welfare and rural development.
The aim of the course is to offer the students insight into agriculture and rural development in Europe as well as into the principles and evolution of EU ’s Common Agricultural Policy.
Mode of instruction
Enrollment via uSis