(25 September 2013) – The European Parliament, the EU Council of Ministers and the European Commission have reached a political agreement on the few issues on CAP reform that remained outstanding after the 26 June political agreement on the reform. Several issues concern rural development.
Rural Development allocations per Member State are included in the Basic Regulation, but with the possibility of adjusting these amounts through a Delegated act if technically necessary or provided for by a legislative act.
The maximum EU co-funding rates will be up to 85% in less developed regions, the outermost regions and the smaller Aegean islands, 75% in transition regions, 63% in other transition regions and 53% in other regions for most payments.
But rates can be higher for the measures supporting knowledge transfer, cooperation, the establishment of producer groups and organisations and young farmer installation grants, as well as for LEADER projects and for spending related to the environment and climate change under various measures.