CAP reform negotiations: Parliament asks for more flexibility in Council’s approach
During the month of February 2021, CAP reform regulatory files have gone through little changes and progress during the trilogues negotiations. According to the Parliament, the Council has adopted a “stubborn” attitude towards amendments proposed by the other co-legislator, making it difficult to find compromises on the three files.
The Farm to Fork Strategy was debated in a double-sitting session of Parliaments’ Commissions (ENVI & AGRI): whereas many agreed on the measured and targets proposed by the Commission, others noticed that the burden of the required changes is too much unbalanced towards farmers and that F2F can have negative consequences on production (reduction) and on prices (increase).
In the context of the F2F strategy guidelines of improving consumer information about food products, an International Steering Committee on the Front of Package (FOP) label NutriScore was set up with the aim to facilitate the expansion of this tool in more European Member States.
In addition, the European Commission also published two studies: a first one on CAP’s impact on soil, and a second on the impacts of the CAP on territorial development of rural areas, besides opening a public consultation on the management of soils.
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