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Parliamentary questions
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4 April 2019
Question for written answer E-001665-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
David McAllister (PPE)

 Subject:  Rural areas in Europe
 Answer in writing 

The European Union needs strong rural areas, and rural areas need a strong European Union. It is therefore essential for the development of the Union to ensure that rural areas are economically and culturally dynamic and that their population enjoys a high quality of life. Sustainable, responsible and efficient agriculture is essential for the preservation of our livelihoods. Rural areas can supply a variety of food and sustainably produced raw materials. The responsible use of natural resources already makes a practical contribution to protecting the environment.

1. Are any specific EU funding programmes planned to strengthen analogue and digital infrastructure in rural areas?

2. Does the Commission consider that fiscal incentives to promote occupational risk management in view of future fluctuations in yields caused by climate change are an appropriate instrument?

3. How does the Commission view the idea of compensating farmers for their economic losses resulting from environmental protection measures in order to preserve the economic structure that is essential for rural areas?

Original language of question: DE 
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