Agriculture and rural development

The CAP post-2013

The CAP post-2013

History of the CAP
The CAP post-2013

After a wide-ranging public debate the Commission presented on 18 November 2010 a Communication on 'The CAP towards 2020', which outlined 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.

After almost two years of negotiations between the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council, a political agreement on the reform of the CAP has been reached on 26 June 2013.

After the approval by the European Parliament and the formal adoption by the Council the four Basic Regulations and the Transition Rules for 2014 were published in the Official Journal on 20 December 2013.

>> Overview of the CAP reform 2014-2020


Key documents:


For detailed information on the CAP post-2013 reform process go to "The Common Agricultural Policy after 2013".