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Commission welcomes the political agreement on the transitional rules for the Common Agricultural Policy

Today, the Commission welcomed the political agreement between the European Parliament and EU Member States in the Council on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) rules for the transitional period of 2021-2022. These rules are based on the principle of continuity of the current CAP rules while also including new elements to ensure a smooth…

Eurobarometer 2020 - Europeans, Agriculture and the CAP : report, summaries and country factsheets now available!

You can consult now the report, summaries and country factsheets of the Special Eurobarometer 504 - Europeans, Agriculture and the CAP!   Since 2007, the European Commission has undertaken frequent Eurobarometer surveys on the subject of EU citizens, agriculture and the CAP. The Commission uses these surveys to chart public perceptions of…

2019 Discharge: Hearing with Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski - Committee on Budgetary Control (EP)

On 30.11.2020, the Committee on Budgetary Control will hold a hearing in the context of the 2019 Discharge with Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski, responsible for Agriculture and Rural Development on the performance and compliance issues of the CAP financial management, in the presence of the Member of the European Court of Auditors responsible,…

CAP transitional regulation: informal deal on how to fund farmers

The Council concluded today an informal deal with the European Parliament on how to extend current CAP rules until the end of 2022 and disperse the extra €8.07 billion of the European recovery instrument to European farmers. This informal agreement is a follow-up to an initial agreement in June. The informal deal outlines a split of the recovery…

Commission approves new protected geographical indication from Italy

The European Commission has approved the request for registration of "Rucola della Piana del Sele" from Italy in the Register of Protected Geographical Indications (PGI).   "Rucola della Piana del Sele" refers to the arugula leaves produced in the province of Salerno, in southern Italy. The "Rucola della Piana del Sele" is based on an intense,…