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CAP reform on track despite walkout

16 March 1999
CAP reform on track despite walkout

REFORM of the Common Agricultural Policy is likely to stay on track – despite last nights mass resignation of the entire European Commission. …more…



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CAP reform on track despite walkout

16 March 1999
CAP reform on track despite walkout

REFORM of the Common Agricultural Policy is likely to stay on track – despite last nights mass resignation of the entire European Commission. …more…



The recent increase in the use of FWi has far exceeded our expectations. This has meant that, at certain times, some users may experience a problem requesting pages. We are currently upgrading the hardware to accommodate this increase and this work will be completed by 19 March. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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CAP reform on track despite walkout

16 March 1999
CAP reform on track despite walkout

REFORM of the Common Agricultural Policy is likely to stay on track – despite last nights mass resignation of the entire European Commission. …more…



The recent increase in the use of FWi has far exceeded our expectations. This has meant that, at certain times, some users may experience a problem requesting pages. We are currently upgrading the hardware to accommodate this increase and this work will be completed by 19 March. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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CAP reform on track despite walkout

16 March 1999
CAP reform on track despite walkout

REFORM of the Common Agricultural Policy is likely to stay on track – despite last nights mass resignation of the entire European Commission. …more…



The recent increase in the use of FWi has far exceeded our expectations. This has meant that, at certain times, some users may experience a problem requesting pages. We are currently upgrading the hardware to accommodate this increase and this work will be completed by 19 March. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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CAP reform on track despite walkout

16 March 1999
CAP reform on track despite walkout

By FWi staff

REFORM of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is likely to stay on track – despite last nights mass resignation of the entire European Commission.

The German presidency of the European Union (EU) this morning announced that all 20 commissioners would stay on in a caretaker capacity.

The resignations came just hours after the publication of a damning independent report which accused some commissioners of cronyism and mismanaging finances.

All 20 commissioners stood down in a move which plunged the EU into its deepest political crisis since it was formed 42 years ago.

Sir Leon Brittan, the trade commissioner, told BBC radio this morning: “It is a disaster and [dealing with] it requires speed and ruthless determination.”

Agriculture Minister Franz Fischler, who was first to walk out, appeared to be doing just that, despite not being directly implicated in the report.

Even before news of his temporary re-appointment, Mr Fischler, the architect of the Agenda 2000 CAP reforms, was back at his desk.

And some commentators believe he will retain his position permanently when a new commission is eventually appointed by EU member governments.

“Hes not had any criticism in the report and hes done a good job,” said Bruce Ross, a Brussels-based analyst with Ross Gordon Consultants. “Why replace him?”

Perhaps significantly, Mr Fischler was the first commissioner to brief reporters in Brussels, suggesting he will have a continuing role in structuring the EUs future.

The same may not be true for Jacques Santer, who resigned as commission president and Edith Cresson, who stepped down as education commissioner.

Mr Santer has tried to play down the reports accusations that he overlooked opportunities to crack down on fraud and mismanagement.

Ms Cresson, a former French Prime Minister, is accused of appointing a close friend, a dentist from her home town, as a researcher.

  • CAP in chaos as Commissioners resign, FWi, this morning (16 March, 1999)

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    CAP reform on track despite walkout

    16 March 1999
    CAP reform on track despite walkout

    REFORM of the Common Agricultural Policy is likely to stay on track – despite last nights mass resignation of the entire European Commission. …more…



    The recent increase in the use of FWi has far exceeded our expectations. This has meant that, at certain times, some users may experience a problem requesting pages. We are currently upgrading the hardware to accommodate this increase and this work will be completed by 19 March. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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    CAP reform on track despite walkout

    16 March 1999
    CAP reform on track despite walkout

    By FWi staff

    REFORM of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is likely to stay on track – despite last nights mass resignation of the entire European Commission.

    The German presidency of the European Union (EU) this morning announced that all 20 commissioners would stay on in a caretaker capacity.

    The resignations came just hours after the publication of a damning independent report which accused some commissioners of cronyism and mismanaging finances.

    All 20 commissioners stood down in a move which plunged the EU into its deepest political crisis since it was formed 42 years ago.

    Sir Leon Brittan, the trade commissioner, told BBC radio this morning: “It is a disaster and [dealing with] it requires speed and ruthless determination.”

    Agriculture Minister Franz Fischler, who was first to walk out, appeared to be doing just that, despite not being directly implicated in the report.

    Even before news of his temporary re-appointment, Mr Fischler, the architect of the Agenda 2000 CAP reforms, was back at his desk.

    And some commentators believe he will retain his position permanently when a new commission is eventually appointed by EU member governments.

    “Hes not had any criticism in the report and hes done a good job,” said Bruce Ross, a Brussels-based analyst with Ross Gordon Consultants. “Why replace him?”

    Perhaps significantly, Mr Fischler was the first commissioner to brief reporters in Brussels, suggesting he will have a continuing role in structuring the EUs future.

    The same may not be true for Jacques Santer, who resigned as commission president and Edith Cresson, who stepped down as education commissioner.

    Mr Santer has tried to play down the reports accusations that he overlooked opportunities to crack down on fraud and mismanagement.

    Ms Cresson, a former French Prime Minister, is accused of appointing a close friend, a dentist from her home town, as a researcher.

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