The agricultural bone of contention: the Franco-German tandem and the making of the CAP, 1963-1966

Carine Germond

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Abstract

Agriculture is one of the economic sectors where the process of European integration has been carried furthest. Mentioned in very broad terms in the Rome Treaty of 1957 establishing the European Economic Community (EEC), the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was gradually set up during the 1960s. In January 1962, the Common Market countries agreed that the CAP would be organized around the core principles of market unity, Community preference and financial solidarity. In the first half of the 1960s, common prices for each product were adopted and common market organisations created. The common agricultural market became fully implemented in the summer of 1967.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-44
JournalJournal of European Integration History
Volume16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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