European agriculture often harms the environment, thus half of all subsidies allocated from the EU budget should be dedicated to measures that help protect it in the future, writes Jörg-Andreas Krüger in an opinion piece in the tageszeitung (taz). Krüger calls for better aligning agriculture policy and budget decisions with the EU’s climate and environmental goals. EU leaders meet in Brussels today (23 February) for an informal European Council summit on how to deal with the budget hole created by Brexit. Almost 40 percent of the EU budget was spent on agriculture in the past years, writes Krüger.
Find the opinion piece in German here.