Spanish MEPs divided over EU response to agricultural protests

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Published Feb 28, 2024

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Spanish MEPs have voiced their concerns over the EU Council of Agriculture Ministers and Brussels' response to agricultural mobilizations and the rural crisis. While some appreciate the progress in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), others believe the measures are late, insufficient, or even poor. There are also debates on whether environmental progress should be halted. The MEPs suggest a reformulation of many conditions, rather than their suppression, to offer a real future to the countryside. They also discussed the need for simplification of the CAP, reduction of bureaucracy, and surveillance of imports.
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The Spanish MEPs have shown this Tuesday, in statements to Efeagro, their disagreements regarding the reaction of the Council of Agriculture Ministers of the European Union (EU) and Brussels to the agricultural mobilizations and the rural crisis MEP Clara Aguilera (PSOE) has valued the progress in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) but has been concerned about the timing; Juan Ignacio Zoido (PP) has said that they are "insufficient and arrive late; Mazaly Aguilar (Vox) sees them as "very poor" and María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop (UP) has questioned whether environmental progress should be stopped. Aguilera has expressed the opinion that the demands related to the CAP are on the right track, in the case of the flexibility of environmental conditions, but there is a lot of "uncertainty" and the proximity of the elections "does not help" the changes required by the field. On the other hand, he pointed out that if countries ask to simplify the CAP it should be done but with a horizon ...
Source: PEefeagro
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