Where does all the Common Agricultural Policy money go?
What should be researched?
The CAP has been around for ages, and it's a HUGE part of the EU's budget ("only" 37% in 2017). Given its age and the vague and conflicting goals (Pillar I vs Pillar II), it seems ripe for investigation.
Who is affected?
All EU citizens (payment), farmers (large get the money; small get crushed), agribusiness, politicians (corruption)
Why should this story be researched?
CAP programs are often anti-development and pro-growth, anti-environment, anti-small community.
Where does this story take place?
The EU and countries affected by EU policy (=world, but esp. poorer countries).
Lukas Kotkamp 2
Many thanks for your pitch. Because there is already quite a bit of research done into the Common Agricultural Policy by us as well as by other media, we were hoping you could make your pitch a bit more specific. Perhaps you could provide us with a specific fund or act of wrongdoing we could look into. You can edit your pitch accordingly!