Support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD): - statement by Luis Manuel CAPOULAS SANTOS (S&D, PT), rapporteur

Type: News   Reference: 90158   Duration: 00:03:42  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 23/01/2013   First transmission: 23/01/2013
Regarding the almost 8000 amendments to the proposal reforming of the CAP, which will mean new criteria for the period 2014- 2020, the AGRI committee voted today the proposal for regulation on a report of Luis Manuel CAPOULAS SANTOS (S&D, PT) and other shadow reporters for the support of rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). This regulation aims to clarify, and give more precise definitions of the goals and priorities relating to human resources, forests, innovation, with particular reference to the competitiveness of rural areas and agricultural holdings, animal welfare, polluting gases, and carbon. It enhances the importance of young farmers to introduce dynamism in farming and also the need of investment for modernisation to create jobs and combat rural depopulation. It aims to introduce greening measure practices, beyond the measures supported under the ‘direct payment’ arrangements, because they are beneficial for the climate and the environment and also to promote reforestation, or to manage risks due to adverse climatic and animal diseases, including bee diseases.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior view of the EP, Brussels 00:00:05
00:00:10 Delegation arrivals to the committee meeting room 00:00:05
00:00:15 Exterior view : documents stock area 00:00:05
00:00:20 Door poster Committee on Agriculture 00:00:04
00:00:24 Views in the meeting room ahead the vote starting (5 shots) 00:00:22
00:00:46 Chair president launching the vote session , views during the vote (12 shots) 00:01:06
00:01:52 SOUNDBITE (French) Luis Manuel CAPOULAS SANTOS (S&D, PT), "All compromises were adopted with a very large majority . I'm very pleased of this because now the EP is having co decisional powers, and there is a difference on having a strong or weak support from the EP when its comes to negotiate with the Council . All objectives that we have fixed out were adopted. There was a single important exception, I have to say. I was surprised that the right wing parties approved a disposal allowing a double financing way. That will create problem in the future for the farmers. I hope that in the negotiation, before the plenary we can change this. We can't agree with the fact that the same farmer can receive, for the same land square, money form two different founds". 00:01:06
00:02:58 SOUNDBITE (French) Luis Manuel CAPOULAS SANTOS (S&D, PT), "Of course there are several positive aspects , all have been adopted with a very large majority , the support for forests, for investors, for exploitations, for producer organisations, for non agricultural activities in the rural environment, not only for the main projects. There are also good aspects for encouraging young farmers. There are many positive aspects". 00:00:44
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