Extracts from the Midday statement by Dacian CIOLOŞ, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, on new proposals on transparency of the Common Agricultural Policy: extract
Première transmission: 25/09/2012
Brussels, Belgium - EC
Fin de production: 25/09/2012
On 25 September, Dacian Ciolos, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, presented the new proposals on transparency of the Common Agricultural Policy.
The Commission has today adopted a proposal designed to apply new rules with regard to the publication of information on the beneficiaries of European agricultural funds. This legislative review has been prompted by a 2010 judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) which invalidated part of Commission Regulation (EC) 259/2008, particularly as regards the publication of information on individual beneficiaries of the agricultural funds. Today’s proposal takes into account the legal constraints inherent to the protection of personal data by setting certain limits upon the publication of individual names and by asking Member States to publish more detailed information, particularly on the type of aid and the description of the measures for which the funds have been allocated.
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||Dacian Ciolos, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, arriving
||SOUNDBITE (in French) Dacian Ciolos saying that: All the aid will be published. For the small farmers, there won't have the names but the aid received in given villages with small numbers of farmers, the aid will be there but without the names. As I said when we presented the legislative proposal, we have 30% of small farmers which have only 3% of the agricultural surface area. So, we appreciate that this is not where most of the findings goes.
||SOUNDBITE (in French) Dacian Ciolos saying that: There will have details on why these farmers receive that amount. So that is the difference to the times where we gave the name of agriculture company and the total amount but there was no explanation on why this funding was being made available. From now there will be all the clarifications and explanations.
||SOUNDBITE (in English) Dacian Ciolos saying that: So now, we publish not only an amount but the content of this amount and we explain the justification.. So with all these, now, elements we are more in line with the observation of the Court of Justice.