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Political agreement on new direction for common agricultural policy

EU News 304/2013

Brussels, 26 June 2013

The European Parliament, the EU Council of Ministers and the European Commission have reached an agreement on reforming the common agricultural policy (CAP) post 2013. "I am delighted with this agreement which gives the Common Agricultural Policy a new direction, taking better account of society's expectations as expressed during the public debate in spring 2010. This agreement will lead to far-reaching changes: making direct payments fairer and greener, strengthening the position of farmers within the food production chain and making the CAP more efficient and more transparent. These decisions represent the EU's strong response to the challenges of food safety, climate change, growth and jobs in rural areas. The CAP will play a key part in achieving the overall objective of promoting smart, sustainable and inclusive growth", said Dacian Cioloş, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.

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Dacian Cioloş Date: 27/06/2013 Reference: P-023618/00-05 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont (C)EU, 2013. Updated 2013.07.26 URL