NEGOTIATIONS ON CAP REFORM: THE TRANSITION IS UNDERWAY
Last weeks were marked as follows:
– At EU Council level, delegations (i) broadly approved the idea of a common % for both CAP pillars for expenditure on climate and environmental measures, while refusing for the time being to determine amounts (ii) considered at the end of the Finnish Presidency that much remained to be done, mainly on the green architecture of the CAP and on the new governance model (iii) positioned themselves on the CAP transition regulations without major changes and a partial general approach without waiting for the outcome of the MFF negotiations
– At the level of the European Parliament, the ComAgri, noting the progress of the CAP reform and the renewal of the Parliament (i) reopened key provisions of the CAP, (ii) approved the first part of the transitional regulations.
– The President of the European Commission unveiled its European Green Deal for a Carbon Neutral Economy, which includes i) the “farm to fork” strategy which should impact the CAP at the level of national strategic plans ii) the biodiversity strategy which also has implications for the agricultural sector.
Highlights in chronology:
18/11 Agri-Fish council: idea of a common percentage for environment broadly backed
26/11Renew’s Katainen rapporteur on transition regulation
05/12 CAP needs to take new direction, with farmers “on board”
05/12 Agri MEPs (re)open key CAP provisions
11/12 Commission chief Von der Leyen unveils European Green Deal inc. roadmap
16/12 Finnish Presidency progress report’s satisfying but…
16/12 France, Spain and Germany agree on the CAP at the Agri-Fisheries Council
19/12 Clash over CAP convergence
01/01 A general approach of the Council on CAP’s transitional regulation in March?
09/01 Joachim Rukwied pledges for direct payments
22/01 Joint declaration for a simpler greener CAP that remains common across the EU
23/01 Exchange of views with the Commissioner in ComAgri
27/01 Croatian priorities, Green Deal queries and Transitional rules at the Agri-Fish Council
Renew Europe Elsi Katainen draft report’s on transitional rules
Agri perspective of the Biodiversity Draft Strategy
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