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Bertelsmann Stiftung (Publisher) (PDF)2017

The Common Agricultural Policy and the Next EU Budget, Reflection Paper No. 1

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was set up in a time when (a) the memory about post-war food shortage was fresh, (b) Europe was a large net importer of agricultural products, (c) agricultural production was still highly labour-intensive, (d) food was a major item in a typical consumer basket and (e) significant shares of the work-force received their major income from the agricultural sector. The CAP objectives enshrined in Art. 39 TFEU (see box) clearly reflect this historical situation. When the Treaty of Rome was signed in 1957, it was understand-able that the standard of living of the agricultural workforce was a major issue and that “reasonable prices” for consumers were regarded as a matter of social stability. read more

Bertelsmann Stiftung (Publisher) (PDF)2017

The Common Agricultural Policy and the Next EU Budget, Reflection Paper No. 2

Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) spending primarily takes the form of direct payments to farmers in what is referred to as ‘Pillar I’ of the CAP. In the 2015 budget, direct payments accounted for roughly €40.9 billion, or 71% of total CAP spending (€57.6 billion) and 29% of total European Union (EU) spending (€141.7 billion). Most of the remaining CAP spending (€13.8 billion or 25% of the CAP budget in 2015) falls under ‘Pillar II’ which is used to finance rural development and agri-environmental measures. While some adjustment will take place in the course of the current Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) through 2020, these magnitudes and shares will remain largely unchanged. read more

(Brochure / PDF)2017


中国是德国在亚洲最重要的经济伙伴。但对于很多德国企业来 说,中国早就不止是一个开展业务的地方,不止是一个市场。 在这本出版物中,我们欣喜地记录了2017年“同心、同力、 同行”倡议所有申报项目的规模和亮点 read more

(Brochure / PDF)2017

More than a Market 2017

China has become Germany’s most important economic partner in Asia. Thus, for many German companies, China is now more than just a place to do business – more than a market. The More than a Market initiative wants to shine a light on how German companies are growing roots in Chinese society with projects large and small. Therefore, the "More than a Market" Awards were given out for the second time in 2017. This brochure also profiles the initiatives launched by the prizewinners and finalists read more

Bertelsmann Stiftung (Publisher) (Brochure)2017

Smart Country – Connected. Intelligent. Digital.

As the digital divide between urban and rural regions grows, not everyone everywhere benefits from the opportunities of digital transformation. This year’s Reinhard Mohn Prize “Smart Country – Connected. Intelligent. Digital.” highlights digital solutions that strengthen social inclusion and the quality of life across regions and socioeconomic groups. read more


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