Brussels plans to axe greening payments in CAP reform

The European Commission intends to abolish the system of ‘greening’ payments made directly to farmers in exchange for environmental protection measures

The European Commission intends to abolish the system of ‘greening’ payments made directly to farmers in exchange for environmental protection measures, EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan said on Wednesday while outlining plans for post-2020 reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

“But we are going to allow a new system to be put in place that will be more beneficial in implementing our environmental objectives,” Hogan told reporters in Brussels as he presented the EU executive’s communication on the future of food and farming.

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