25 September 2013

Farming deal ‘too flexible’ but caps largest direct payments

Lack of common procedure governing the distribution of direct payments

The EU’s freshly agreed agriculture policy reform caps direct payments to the largest farms, but a senior parliamentarian says that flexibility in its enforcement potentially weakens social and green commitments.

Ministers and a negotiating team from the European Parliament finalised a deal on the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for 2014 to 2020 on Tuesday evening (24 September).

… Full text: www.euractiv.com/cap/farming-deal-flexible-caps-large-news-530699?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=EurActivRSS

Tags: CAP, common agricultural policy, direct payments, farming, Green

Source: EurAktiv, press release, 2013-09-25.

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