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During the last month of the year the CAP reform negotiations went on, with Commissioner VP Timmermans starting negotiations on the Green architecture, however, MEP voiced their concerns on the Strategic Plans and the risks of concrete nationalisation of the European agricultural policy. At the same time, Council and Parliament agreed on the set of rules to assure a smooth transition from the current CAP rules to the future ones, by granting a two-year transition period. The incoming Portuguese Presidency of the Council assured that innovation, knowledge transfer, and digitalisation are a top priority to put forward in its agenda. The Committee of the Regions adopted its opinion on the Farm to Fork strategy, supporting it as a fundamental pillar of the post-2020 CAP. Furthermore, the Commission adopted its recommendations for the Strategic Plans to Member States.

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