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Making CAP More Sustainable

Representatives of European institutions have reached an agreement on the new structure of the common agriculture policy, also known as CAP. After a process that lasted over two and a half years, the EU Parliament, European Commission and EU Council laid the foundations to make European economic policy more integrated and long lasting. The new CAP will “pay more attention agriculture that is sustainable and just,” stated the European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Ciolos. As a matter of principle, the CAP will be more sustainable in that it will be stricter when it is implemented in 2015 in the allocation of aid to farmers, as well as have specific environmental requirements. Just in the sense that financing from 2014-2020 will begin through a process that will see a more equal distribution of funding among different EU member states. For more in depth information visit the article published by our media partner Euractiv.