Commissioner Cioloş on the EP plenary adoption of the Dess report
Commissioner Dacian Cioloş comments following the EP plenary adoption of the Dess report on the CAP after 2013
"I welcome the vote by the European Parliament on the report by Albert Dess on the post-2013 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). It is a welcome contribution to the debate triggered by the Communication we published last December. Above all, it shows a coherent EP approach to the reform - and a logical extension to the own initiative report by George Lyon last year. The EP timing is such that these ideas can now feed into our deliberations as we prepare to publish our legislative proposals, probably in October. Finally, the positive attitudes towards the CAP in yesterday's plenary debate and the fact that such a large majority of MEPs have backed the report shows to me that the European Parliament has already grasped how important the CAP will be in the coming years for addressing the broad challenges of food security, the sustainable management of natural resources, green growth and the need to maintain the territorial balance in rural areas."