The future of the Common Agricultural Policy

The European Commission wants to hear views about the future of the CAP. The first phase of the modernisation and simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a three-month public consultation launched today by Commissioner Phil Hogan. Speaking in Brussels today, he said: “By launching this public consultation, we are asking all stakeholders and those interested in the future of food and farming in Europe to participate in shaping a policy for all the people of Europe. This public consultation feeds directly into the roadmap for the Future Common Agricultural Policy announced by President Juncker in December. The Common Agricultural Policy is already delivering major benefits for every European citizen, in terms of food security, the vitality of rural areas, the rural environment and the contribution to the climate change challenge.”
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