During the public debate before the launching of the reform of the Common agricultural policy, the voices heard the most loudly were those who wanted to change the CAP. During the negotiations, on the other hand, those in favour of leaving things as they are as far as possible are the ones making their presence felt the most", stated Commissioner Dacian Cioloş, opening the conference "The CAP towards 2020 taking stock with civil society".
Conference on the future of the CAP, Brussels
Tomorrow (13 July 2012) the European Commission is holding a conference on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) towards 2020, as a forum for civil society to discuss the CAP reform proposals for post-2013 adopted by the Commission in October 2011.
Eurobarometer: What Europeans think of food security, food quality and the relation between agriculture and the countryside
More than 90% of EU citizens find quality and price an important factor when buying food, and more important than origin (71%) and brand (47%) – indeed they were deemed "very important" by 65% (quality) and 54% (price), according to a new EUROBAROMETER survey on food security, food quality and the countryside.