MEPs could agree new compromises on CAP as think-tank warns of ‘missed opportunity’

MEPs could reach new compromises on contentious proposals to reform the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy after agreeing proposals in April that would weaken the scheme’s environmental measures

MEPs could reach new compromises on contentious proposals to reform the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after agreeing proposals in April that would weaken the scheme’s environmental measures. 

Coordinators of the European Parliament’s agriculture committee (AGRI) agreed last week to resume, rather than restart work on the CAP file after its April report did not reach plenary. MEPs will use that report as a basis for its resumed work, but allow the newly appointed committee, following May’s election, to have its say. The move opens the possibility for new compromises with the environment committee (ENVI), which has associated status for elements of the legislation and wants tougher environmental measures. 

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