Common Agricultural Policy (pillar I)

Total reference amount: €312,735 million (current prices)

Aims

The Common Agricultural Policy aims at ensuring a decent standard of living for farmers and at providing consumers with a stable and safe food supply at affordable prices. The “first pillar” of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) corresponds to support to farmers’ incomes provided in the form of direct payments and market-support measures.

Legal basis

More information

Agriculture and Rural development website


European Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Total reference amount: €7,404.84 million (current prices), of which
European Maritime and Fisheries Fund: €6,396.6 million (current prices)

Aims

The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is a set of rules for managing European fishing fleets and for conserving fish stocks. The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund supports the implementation of the CFP with the necessary financial resources. The fund focuses on funding projects which promote a sustainable future for the European fishing industry and coastal communities with particular focus on the rebuilding of fish stocks, reducing the impact of fisheries on the marine environment, and the progressive elimination of wasteful discarding practices.

Legal basis

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Fisheries website


Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE)

Total reference amount: €3,456.66 million (current prices)

Aims

The LIFE programme aims at improving the implementation of EU environment and climate policy and legislation. The programme will contribute to the shift towards a resource-efficient, low-carbon and climate resilient economy, to the protection and improvement of the quality of the environment and to halting and reversing biodiversity loss.

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Environment website


Rural Development (CAP pillar II)

Total reference amount: €95,577.05 million (current prices)

Aims

The “second pillar” of the Common Agricultural Policy aims at helping improve competitiveness for farming and forestry, protect the environment and the countryside, improve the quality of life and diversification of the rural economy, and support locally based approaches to rural development.

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European Network for Rural Development website