As part of its ongoing drive to reduce the regulatory burden and red-tape, the European Commission proposed in October 2005 a major simplification of the CAP with the aim to reduce red tape for both farmers and administrations by making rules more transparent, easier to understand and less burdensome to comply with.
In March 2009, a new Communication provided an overview of what had been accomplished since 2005, with special attention to the single CMO (established in 2007, the single CMO unified the existing 21 different organisations) and the results of the Health Check process.
- Commission Communication: "Simplification and better regulation for the Common Agricultural Policy" (19/10/2005)
- Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (18/12/2006)
- Commission Communication: "A simplified CAP for Europe - a success for all" (18/03/2009)
For detailed information go to "Simplification of the CAP".