Conclusions on the future CAP

Ministers have completed the analysis, green light for the new system (with reserves from the Baltic countries)
Conclusions on the future CAP
20 March 10:55 2018 Print This Article



Ministers exchanged views on the Commission’s communication on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

During the debate, a large number of member states expressed their support for Presidency conclusions on the communication. These conclusions are intended to make a positive contribution to the debate that will lead to the drafting of legislative proposals on the future CAP.

The Commission communication on the future of food and farming was adopted on 29 November 2017 and presented to the Council at its meeting on 11 December 2017.

The communication puts marked emphasis on objectives such as fostering a smart and resilient agricultural sector, bolstering environmental care and climate action, and strengthening the social fabric of rural areas. In order to achieve these objectives and unleash the potential of the agricultural sector, the existing two-pillar structure is maintained but major changes are also proposed, such as an enhanced role for member states in drafting their own strategic plan and the scrapping of greening rules in order to take a more targeted, more ambitious yet flexible approach.

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