The Common Agricultural Policy @ 50 years!
The European Commission has launched the CAP@50 communication campaign to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Common Agricultural Policy, a cornerstone of European integration, that has provided European citizens with half a century of food security and a living countryside.
"2012 is an important year not only to remember the past 50 years of history, but especially for us to look ahead towards a new reform of the Common Agricultural Policy", says Dacian Cioloş, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development. "Back in 1962, Europeans were predominantly worried about having enough food on their plates. Today food security remains important, but we have also new concerns such as climate change and the sustainable use of natural resources. This campaign will help to reflect on this evolution".
The CAP@50 campaign has been launched today under the slogan "A partnership between Europe and Farmers". Throughout 2012 a series of events will be organised at national and EU level and an itinerant exhibition will travel around Europe from spring 2012. The exhibition will be displayed in several EU Institutions and Member States.
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