About: national strategic plans

Agrifood 02-05-2022

Macron’s big plans for French agriculture

From tackling the decline of young farmers to the announcement of a 'third agricultural revolution': what has the newly re-elected French president, Emmanuel Macron, promised for the country's agricultural sector? EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 29-04-2022

Italy to review its CAP plan amid calls for ‘reorientation’ and flexibility

Italy is looking at the possibility of "reorienting" its national strategic plan to implement the EU's farming subsidies programme to support strategic agricultural production in response to the economic consequences of the Ukraine war.
Agrifood 21-04-2022

Greek agri minister: Ukraine war to shake up Greek CAP plan

Greece is planning to reshape its Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) strategic plan in light of the Ukraine war to strengthen resilience and expand farmers' finance and risk management tools, Georgios Georgantas told EURACTIV Greece in an interview.
Agrifood 08-04-2022

France’s CAP plan ‘only partially’ supports green transition, Commission says

The European Commission expressed reservations about France's national strategic plan, saying it did not meet the environmental commitments of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), according to an observation letter. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 06-04-2022

Agriculture Commissioner: It is ‘prudent’ to prioritise upping EU food production

Increasing food production in Europe is a priority in light of the Ukraine war, according to the EU's agri-boss, who detailed how the European Commission encourages member states can do this through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Agrifood 14-03-2022

Italy, Slovakia call to rethink CAP in light of Ukraine war

Slovakia and Italy have called for adjusting the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), including a policy postponement and a reconsideration of the EU's green ambitions amid fears of food insecurity caused by the war in Ukraine.
Agrifood 25-02-2022

Special CAPitals Agrifood Brief: A closer look at CAP plans

National strategic plans (NSPs) are one of the main novelties of the reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which will run from 2023 to 2027.
Agrifood 18-02-2022

EU watchdog cautions Commission over fairness, transparency of CAP reform

The EU Ombudsman has written to the Commission to query how it will ensure transparency and a balanced representation of interests during the implementation of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) reform. Stressing that agriculture is a crucial sector for reducing...
Agrifood 11-02-2022

Commission warns French against changing CAP plans after election

French parties must not change the country’s national strategic plan in the event of a change of government after the elections in April, according to a Commission official, who told EURACTIV that the plan's "core elements" must not be touched and only fine-tuning would be possible.
Agrifood 11-02-2022

Slovakia approves CAP plan, readies for Commission submission

The Slovak government has approved its Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) national strategic plan for submission to the European Commission despite several attempts by cabinet ministers to stall the process.
Agrifood 03-02-2022

CAP plans unlikely to be adopted before September, says Commission

With no national strategic plan for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) likely to be adopted before summer, September is the most realistic date for adopting the first plans, according to a Commission official.
Agrifood 14-01-2022

Agri Commissioner warns delays in CAP plans could cause ‘double standards’

EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski has reiterated the importance of member states submitting their national strategic plans simultaneously, warning that otherwise, this runs the risk of unfair assessment.
Agrifood 06-01-2022

2022: CAP, Farm to Fork and other gifts that keep on giving

After an action packed 2021 full the Common Agricultural Policy reform, there’s still some fun in store for the agrifood sector in 2022, from the adoption of the national strategic plans to the review of the sustainable use of pesticides directive.
Agrifood 05-01-2022

Nine member states including Germany missed first CAP deadline

One-third of the 27 EU countries missed the official deadline for submitting their national strategic plans under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), including Germany and Belgium, a European Commission source confirmed to EURACTIV.
Agrifood 02-12-2021

CAP eco-schemes: Not all that glitters is gold, warn NGOs

Fewer than a fifth of eco-schemes, designed to reward environmentally-minded farmers in the EU, are likely to deliver on their stated environmental objectives according to a new report by prominent European NGOs which analyses member states' green plans for the agricultural sector.
Agrifood 24-11-2021

Onwards, but is it upwards? Verdict is out over contentious CAP reform vote

As the dust settles on the European Parliament's vote on the contentious reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, the EU's multi-billion euro farming subsidy programme, stakeholders are split as to whether the reform represents a step in the right direction.
Agrifood 23-11-2021

CAP reform: Signed, sealed – now all eyes are on how it will deliver

The European Parliament has signed off on the reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy, meaning it is all systems go for the next steps of the contentious reform, over which the Parliament has vowed to keep a watchful eye.
Agrifood 19-11-2021

Commissioner to oppose CAP plans restricting support for small, medium farmers

EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowksi has said support for small and medium sized farmers is a red line for the approval of member states’ CAP strategic plans, promising to oppose plans which restrict access to funding for these farmers.
Agrifood 11-11-2021

Commission bows to pressure to water down Green Deal ambitions in CAP plans

The European Commission's ambition to tie the EU's farming subsidies programme to the European Green Deal is set to fall victim to pressure from member states in a behind-closed-doors procedure.
Agrifood 14-10-2021

EU member states struggling with tight deadline for ‘CAP strategic plans’

A third of EU member states have expressed concerns over meeting an end-of-year deadline for submitting their national strategic plans under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), including the agriculture Commissioner's home country Poland, according to sources.
Agrifood 01-07-2021

Commissioner: Rejecting CAP plans on basis of Green Deal alignment ‘unimaginable’

The EU's Agriculture Commissioner has said he does not foresee a situation where a member state's Common Agricultural Policy national plan would be rejected for failing to align with the Green Deal, banking instead on the power of persuasion.