EU policymakers urged to avoid ‘vague’ CAP policy

A group of NGOs has written a letter to the European Commission’s first vice president to express concern over what it describes as “vague” environmental policies set out in plans to reform the CAP

A group of NGOs has written a letter to the European Commission’s first vice president to express concern over what it describes as “vague” environmental policies set out in plans to reform the Common Agricultural Policy.

The European Commission is currently working on a comprehensive CAP reform bill to take effect from 2020.

On Monday, a total of 23 out of 28 member states endorsed the Bulgarian presidency’s conclusions on the Commission’s proposals to reform CAP. The conclusions include a measure to support a higher level of environmental ambition for the future CAP.

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