CAP Reform negotiations: towards a general approach in October
July was marked as follows:
- At the level of the European Parliament, the difference between the Envi and Agri Committees persists; the former has made it known to the latter that its withdrawal from the process of drawing up compromise amendments to the Strategic Plans Regulation does not mean stop from the reform process as a whole. But it refused ComAgri’s invitation to a joint meeting on 14 July.
- As regards the transitional regulation, the Commission contests the position adopted by the co-legislators of a two-year transition, threatening to withdraw its proposal for a regulation. In fact, it intends to negotiate additional environmental measures in exchange for its adherence to the technically unavoidable two-year transition period. The President of the Commission wants to be able to post 40% of the CAP budget devoted to the environment by 2022.
- Meeting for the first time under the German Presidency to discuss the F2F strategy, the green architecture and the market situation, with delegations awaiting eagerly the Commission’s recommendations for drawing up their strategic plans, the Council agreed to aim to secure a general approach on CAP reform in October. Intention shared by the coordinators of the political groups in the ComAgri.
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