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The Common Agricultural Policy is due to be reformed by 2013. After a wide-ranging public debate the Commission presented on 18 November 2010 a Communication on "The CAP towards 2020", which outlines options for the future CAP and launched the debate with the other institutions and with stakeholders. On 12 October 2011 the Commission presented a set of legal proposals designed to make the CAP a more effective policy for a more competitive and sustainable agriculture and vibrant rural areas.
Cap Reform - Slideshow
The slideshow below provides information on the following topics.
1. Process of the CAP reform
2. Policy challenges and objectives
3. CAP proposals in detail
4. What's next?
CAP Reform - an explanation of the main elements
The Commission has today published proposals for Four basic European Parliament and Council regulations for the Common Agriculture Policy – i) on Direct Payments, ii) the Single Common Market Organisation (CMO), iii) Rural Development and, iv) a Horizontal Regulation for financing, managing and monitoring the CAP. In addition, there are 3 smaller regulations to address transition arrangements to the new rules. The package also contains: An Explanatory Memorandum; Citizens Summary; and Annexes linked with different aspects of the Impact Assessment.
Cross Party Group on Crofting - Minutes
Please click on the links below to see the minutes of the Cross Party Group on Crofting
For more information on CAP reform please see the EU website