mercoledì 8 marzo 2017

Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 06/03/2017 - Consilium

Future of the CAP

The Council had an exchange of views on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

In particular ministers shared ideas on how the priorities of the future CAP identified in the Presidency paper can be achieved and on whether there should be a rebalancing of direct support and rural development.

Simplification was generally highlighted as an overall priority for future policies in order to release the full economic potential of EU farming and rural areas. Other issues indicated as priorities were: building resilience, responding to environmental challenges, investing in rural viability and vitality, ensuring generational renewal, maintaining a market orientation and strengthening farmers' position in the food chain.

Some delegations were in favour of putting more emphasis in the future on rural development in order to invest in rural viability and vitality, whilst others warned against a reduction of direct support to farmers. (...)

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