The Commission does not care about farmers and talks about "simplifying the administrative burden"

Regulation & Compliances
Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 23, 2024

Tridge summary

The European Commission is considering relaxing the Common Agricultural Policy in response to demands from agricultural blocs for lower production costs and taxes, financial aid, and import restrictions. Acknowledging that the Green Deal has created issues in agricultural production and failed to address farmers' financial struggles, the Commission has drafted potential actions to reduce administrative burdens on farmers. These will be discussed at the Agriculture Council on 26 February. An online survey will also be launched in March to identify farmers' main concerns. Additionally, an amendment is being proposed to rules requiring farmers to convert land to permanent pastures, aiming to account for market changes and livestock reduction, and to prevent penalizing farmers.
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Original content

Europe has been filled with agricultural blocs demanding lower production costs, lower taxes and financial aid, as well as a "brake" on imports from third countries. The response of the European Commission - which a few days ago gave 60 billion to Ukraine and essentially subsidized its agricultural products that are imported into the EU (and do not go to third countries as we were told) - is to reduce some controls and relax the Common Agricultural Policy . So he admits that the "Green Deal" created a problem in agricultural production. He also does not make any self-criticism about the complete failure of the Farm to Fork strategy, that is from "Farm to Fork", which EU consumers and producers live in (prices fall in the field but rise on the shelf). What they don't understand in Brussels is that farmers and breeders have a lack of liquidity and serious financial problems. In particular, the European Commission sent a document to the Belgian Presidency, which describes the first ...
Source: Agrotypos
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