7 July 2017 – In the face of Brexit and associated shortfalls in the EU’s budget, the Dutch Minister of Agriculture – Martijn van Dam said that it was inevitable to cut spending on the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Dating from 1962, the CAP represents almost 40 percent of the EU budget. Proposals to lower the CAP’s budget are likely to face resistance from several countries and lobby organizations. Van Dam further emphasized the necessity to reform the CAP to directly address environmental problems and to better protect biodiversity. Read the full article on the Politico website.