The reform of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) aims to have a more flexible, performance- and results-based approach that takes into account local conditions and needs while increasing the level of EU ambitions in terms of sustainability.
A central part of how the Commission aims to do this is via national strategic plans put forward by member states.
Through these plans, the drafts of which should be submitted to the Commission by the end of the year, EU countries will set out how they intend to meet the nine EU-wide objectives of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform.
But this is the first time that member states have drafted such a plan and, with the deadline for the submission of their drafts looming, a number of open questions remain.
In this Event Report, EURACTIV takes a closer look at how member states will deliver on these plans, including the transparency of the process and how the tight timeline may impact the delivery of the CAP reform.