Negotiations on CAP reform: experts put the brakes on the calendar
May was marked as follows:
– EU Agriculture Ministers spoke during last Agri-Fish Council meeting on the proposed CAP performance framework, with positions oscillating between an annual evaluation, an evaluation every two years and two evaluations over the whole budget programming period.
– Experts from 5 Member States having met in SCA, discussed sectoral interventions and expressed their reservations about the pace driven by the Romanian Presidency which was still aiming to reach a partial general agreement before the end of June, while the next Multiannual Financial Framework remains uncertain.
– In early June, at the informal Council in Romania, the Presidency had to acknowledge the impossibility of reaching a partial approach, which was opposed by almost 20 delegations.
May: highlights in chronology
14/05 Strategic Plans: Ministers Review Performance Framework
20/05 Experts put the brakes on the calendar
28/05 Phil Hogan “sells” his reform to young farmers
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