The European Commission “does not have enough evidence to comprehensively assess the CAP’s needs and impact”, according to a report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA).

Speaking from Brussels, ECA lead Joëlle Elvinger said: “If I can boil it down to one key message, it’s [that the] current data and tools in the Commission do not deliver certain essential information needed for well-informed policymaking and this is a problem.”