(02 February 2017) – The European Commission today launched “the first phase of the modernisation and simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)” with the opening of a three-month public consultation.
According to the Commission, modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), one of the European Union’s longstanding policies, will allow it to better respond to today’s social, political, environmental and economic challenges.
The public consultation will run for 12 weeks and will give farmers, citizens, organisations and any other interested parties the chance to have their say on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy.
The input from the consultation will be used by the Commission to help draft a Communication, due by the end of 2017 that will include conclusions on the current performance of the Common Agricultural Policy and potential policy options for the future based on reliable evidence.
The results of the public consultation will be published online and presented at a conference in Brussels in July 2017.