Yes, greening could have been a bit more detail, specific and more controllable. But based on my experience and interpretation - as an extensive beef farmer in the south of Hungary - policies are changing in a good direction.
Example 1: Cross- compliance basic measures ( such as crop rotation) where maybe natural for some of us farmer. But other colleagues are forced now to follow this rule. That is grate.
Example 2: Trough rural development support possibilities extensification of production in areas with natural constrain will lead to a more environmental friendly food and common goods production. Thus, unnecessary violation of soil and land in such areas will minimize, due to the fact, that there will not be any economic benefit out of it.
Thus, In my region, the new reform has potential to improve environmental and smart farming a lot.
All in all, the the reform is not perfect, but the direction is the right one. It only needs further improvement which may happen already after the "health check" in 2016.