Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Research Fellow, CEPS
All Sessions by Giulia Meloni (moderator)
The European Green Deal
CAP reform and the Green Deal delivery
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
A deal on the next reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is highly likely this year. A key feature of the 2018 EU Commission proposal relates to the governance of the CAP. Through CAP strategic plans, member states would have greater flexibility to design their own interventions and rules, such as setting climate and environmental goals. This new EU-wide framework will be based on a toolbox of broad policy measures and on a set of common result indicators establishing a new monitoring and evaluation framework developed by the European Commission. Will the resulting national agricultural policy interventions be able to meet the Green Deal objectives and targets? Will the new objectives ensure that the EU adjusts its climate ambition upwards, while guaranteeing a level playing field across member states?
Agriculture and Food
The Economic Recovery
Recovery and Resilience Facility: will the key targets be lost in a sea of objectives?
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
This session focuses on the Recovery and Resilience Facility. Despite the official position that the RRF will focus on recovery from the impacts from COVID, the facility is being used to achieve a large number of EU objectives in the area of climate change, digitalisation, the economy, employment and other social challenges. This could lead to a lack of focus and potential mistargeting. This risks making the process to a box-ticking exercise and a diversion from the real need for structural reform that accompanies the investments. How can serious structural reforms in member states be achieved and the funds properly deployed to create the basis for a more resilient economy?