This book critically examines the development and current structure of European Union agri-environmental measures at a substantive level. Examining the measures in an integrated manner, showing how they interrelate linking different aspects of European Union agricultural law and policy, this volume examines the legislation adopted at European Union level as well as the impact of particular national measures to implement that legislation. Where appropriate, comparisons are drawn between the manner in which European Union legislation has been implemented among various Member States. Critically assessing European Union and national measures, in the light of other policy pressures such as the influence of world trade agreements and the political pressures exerted by the agricultural sector within the national legal systems of individual Member States, this volume is a valuable resource for academics researching and practitioners working in the areas of European Union environmental and agricultural law.
'This innovative new text gives a highly accessible account of two notoriously complex areas of EU law - environmental legislation and agricultural law and policy. It gives an integrated account of these different policy areas and their implementation, and highlights important issues for the future of EU agriculture and its impact on the environment.' Chris Rodgers, Newcastle University, UK 'EU environmental law is now a vast subject, and the author’s analysis of a complicated area is excellent; as are his descriptions, such as the comparison of the common agricultural policy with a super tanker, slow to change course. Jack has notably succeeded in providing the practitioner with a starting point, as well as an accessible overview of EU environmental law which is essential for all lawyers engaged in this complex field.' Journal of Environmental Law 'The critical examination offered by this work on the development and current structure of agri-environmental measures in the European Union in general and the CAP in particular is very welcome.' European Law Review
Contents: Preface; Establishing the Common Agricultural Policy; Agriculture and the European environment; Integrating environmental protection in agricultural production policies; Environment and rural development policy; Agri-environment policy; Organic farming; Agriculture and nature conservation; Regulating agricultural pollution; Agriculture and food safety; Agriculture, the environment and international trade; Index