The new CAP deal - A round up of news from The UK Food Group

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The EU reached a compromise deal on CAP yesterday. Below some immediate civil society reactions, along with the official summaries from the EU and a few links to media articles.

Civil society reactions (also pasted below)
ARC 2020, "CAP deal weak – but options worth fighting",
ECVC, "CAP: some improvements in an outdated framework that destroys farms",
EEB, "Green CAP reform in tatters",
Friends of the Earth Europe, "CAP reform: failure for environment and small farmers",
IFOAM EU, "CAP deal lacks strong and credible steps towards sustainability",
Slow Food Europe, "CAP not good enough",
WWF, "Environment in danger because of EU agriculture deal",

Official notices (not pasted below)
European Commission, "CAP Reform – an explanation of the main elements",
European Council, "Press release, 3249th Council meeting, Agriculture & fisheries",

Media (not pasted below)
European Voice, "Deal reached on CAP reform", 26 June 2013,
Farmers Guardian, " ‘Bad for farmers and wildlife’ – CAP reform reaction", 27 June 2013,‘bad-for-farmers-and-wildlife’-–-cap-reform-reaction/56764.article#.UcwE3cJsyYQ.twitter
Farmers Guardian, "CAP deal 'not perfect but a good deal for Welsh farmers' ", 27 June 2013,
Farmers Weekly, "CAP reform deal welcomed by devolved ministers", 27 June 2013,
Farmers Weekly, "CAP reform deal disastrous, say conservation groups", 27 June 2013,
ICTSD Bridges, "EU Farm Subsidies: Deal Reached to “Green” Direct Payments, Retain Coupled Support", 27 June 2013,