The European Commission, steered by Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, has taken a number of initiatives to simplify the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and help EU farmers cope with the rising demands.
The public consultation on modernising and simplifying the CAP reiterated the need to end excessive bureaucracy and make the policy simpler and more effective. At the same time, EU farmers are seeking incentives to invest in the sector but are hampered by the lack of a long-term perspective.
In its much-discussed communication for the future of agriculture published in December 2017, the European Commission proposed further simplification by granting the member states “more room” to address their specific conditions.
What is the practical added value of these new proposals?
How can we ensure that more powers to the member states will not be translated into a “re-nationalisation” scenario?
Can the new CAP be steady and provide safe investment opportunities?
The European Commission is "aiming high" in the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), aware of the need to improve its architecture and links with climate and environment policies. But the level of funding that will be available from 2020 is still unknown.
Romania has made significant progress in the past decade thanks to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funds and it opposes potential cuts in the post-2020 farming budget, Agriculture Minister Petre Daea told EURACTIV Romania in an interview.
EU farmers should not fear a “re-nationalisation” scenario for the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy as the Commission is set to give member states more powers to implement their own CAP national plans, Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan told EURACTIV.
But the Irish …
A revamped European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) with less paperwork and more long-term policy perspective focused on digitisation will attract more investment and more young people to the sector, EU farmers argue.
Last year's public debate about the European Commission's drive to streamline the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) made clear that the EU's flagship subsidy project is too bureaucratic and complex to be truly effective.
After ten years of efforts, the European Commission and the member states are still trying to find ways to make the complex framework of the European Common Agricultural Policy simple and effective.