Trying to get the tractors to stop protesting and return to the field, the European Union continues to relax environmental demands

Regulation & Compliances
Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 24, 2024

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In response to ongoing farmer protests, the European Commission has proposed a series of measures to reduce the administrative burden on farmers. These include simplifying aid or subsidy requirements and controls, launching an online survey to identify farmer concerns, and reducing farm visits by national administrations. The Commission also plans to clarify the use of force majeure and exceptional circumstances, and exempt small farms of less than 10 hectares from certain compliance controls.
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Although the intensity of the protests has decreased, the revolt of European farmers does not cease and even the tractors threaten to enter Madrid, the capital of Spain, next Monday. For this reason, the authorities of the European Union (EU) are also making efforts to update the points of the common agricultural policy that most bother their farmers. This Thursday, the European Commission proposed a battery of short and medium-term measures to alleviate the administrative burden or bureaucracy that weighs on the productive community, with simplification of requirements and controls to receive aid or subsidies. The Community Executive also reported that it will also launch, between March and May, an online survey to identify farmers' concerns, their burdens and the complexity derived from the rules of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which has been in force since January 1, 2023. The measures to make the common policy more flexible for 27 EU states will be debated at the ...
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