Extracts from the press conference by Dacian Cioloş on the draft reform of the CAP for the period after 2013
On 12 October 2011 during a press conference in Brussels, Dacian Cioloş, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, presented a draft reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the period after 2013.
This draft aims to strengthen the competitiveness, sustainability and permanence of agriculture throughout the EU in order to secure for European citizens a healthy and high-quality source of food, preserve the environment and develop rural areas. The reformed CAP will make it possible to promote innovation, strengthen both the economic and ecological competitiveness of the agricultural sector, combat climate change, and sustain employment and growth. It will thus make a decisive contribution to the Europe 2020 strategy. SHOTLISTLINKLINK