Extracts from the press conference by Dacian Cioloş on the 1st trilogue on CAP reform
Type: Summary of press conference
Brussels - EC/Berlaymont
On 11 April 2013, Dacian Cioloş, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, gave a press conference to announce that the Head of States and government confirmed the importance of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy after 2013.
After a wide-ranging public debate the Commission presented a document which outlines options for the future CAP and launched the debate with the other institutions and with stakeholders. Following a debate in the European Parliament and the Council, the approval of the different regulations and implementing acts is expected by the end of 2013, with a view to having the CAP reform in place as from 1 January 2014.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Arrival of Dacian Cioloş, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, at the press conference
||Soundbite by Dacian Cioloş (in FRENCH) saying that he is very happy that they can now move to this final formal negotiating stage on the reform. The aim is to conclude this face by the end of June of at the latest July. This is the aim that the Council of Minister has set out. It is important for them too to finalise things as quickly as possible. So they can move into the face in which they will prepare for implementation of the reform so that as far as 2014, they are able to apply rules on the ground.
||General view of the audience
||Soundbite by Dacian Cioloş (in FRENCH) saying that the legislation will be ready in 2014 but as far as the direct payments are concerned for example, they will leave it up to the Member States to have the option of adopting their procedures. So the famers are not going to submit their applications for further payments on the basis of the new legislation, they will only do that by the beginning of 2015. So, 2014 will actually be a transition year for the administrations but that will not really make difference to the farmers because they will continue with current procedures until 2015. So that is an example, one of the most important examples of the sort of measures that will apply in 2015. As far as the other measure are concerned, they will apply from 2014 as Member States are able to take the necessary decisions and make the necessary changes in their national reforms.
||Cutaway of the audience
||Departure of Dacian Cioloş