Principles of Double Funding - implications for the CAP debate

A fundamental principle underpinning the rules for public expenditure in the EU is that no costs for the same activity can be funded twice from the EU budget. This is known as double funding and appears to be a subject of some confusion in the current CAP reform debates, specifically with regard to the relationship between the new green direct payments and support for land management schemes in Pillar 2, particularly the agri-environment-climate measure. This briefing, written by IEEP on behalf of the UK’s Land Use Policy Group (LUPG), explores this double funding issue in relation to the CAP proposals and ongoing negotiations and considers the implications of any weakening of these rules.

The briefing can be accessed here.

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15 Oct 2012


Kaley Hart