Ease rules for farmers now

15.03.2024 18:42

Ease rules for farmers now


The EPP Group welcomes the easing of the rules of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). It has been the EPP that has asked for more simplification and more flexibility for farmers for a long time. Today’s package is a step in that direction.

“The measures must be put into force now without any hesitation. All delays would mean that farmers would have to wait months to know what the new rules would be and would not be able to plan their production,” says Herbert Dorfmann MEP, EPP Group spokesman on agriculture.

“We listen to our farmers, and we understand that with the current global circumstances, we need our farmers to produce more and not less to ensure our food security and affordability,” he underlines.

“The EPP consistently opposed the extremely strict conditionality regime introduced in the CAP 2023-27. The concerns we had about its impact on food security and the ability of farmers to earn a decent income were fully justified. This was especially the case in the context of the pandemic and then the war in Ukraine,” Dorfmann reminds.

“The need to improve the position of farmers in the food supply chain has long been a major priority for the EPP. In its announcements today, the Commission clearly recognises this,” Dorfmann underlines. 

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The EPP Group is the largest political group in the European Parliament with 178 Members from all EU Member States

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