"With the presentation of the European Commission proposals for the Multi-Annual Financial Framework for 2014-2020, we have taken an important step for the future of the CAP. In the current context of economic and budgetary pressure, the European Commission is proposing to maintain CAP spending at 2013 levels, namely €371.7 billion, to which we add additional room for manoeuvre of €15.2bn, in total €386,9bn available for agriculture. With this global envelope available for European agriculture we can preserve the EU’s capacity to react with force and with clear will – to permit this strategic sector to respond to the major challenges of tomorrow."
Commissioner Dacian Cioloş comments following the EP plenary adoption of the Dess report on the CAP after 2013
Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Cioloş welcomed the unanimous support of G20 members to the action plan on food price volatility and agriculture yesterday in Paris.
The EU and Canada have reached agreement on an equivalency in organic products. Respective decisions on organic equivalency follow long and intensive discussions between the European Commission and Canadian authorities.
The total value of funds for the 2012 programme for the supply of food for the most deprived persons in the European Union has been set at €113 million, with the precise allocations fixed per Member State.
The emergency aid package for fresh vegetable growers, worth €210 million, initiated by EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Cioloș, was voted by the EU Member States representatives in the Management Committee held on June 14.
The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian Cioloş explained today in a press conference in Brussels the emergency aid plan to support the European vegetables producers hit by the E-Coli sanitary crisis. "The source of the E-coli epidemic is not known. It is the Commission's main priority to end the sanitary crisis and restore consumer confidence", underlined the Commissioner. "In response to the economic impact that we have seen all across Europe, my priority as Commissioner for Agriculture is also to support vegetable producers as soon as possible. They need support now", stated Dacian Cioloş.