The Agriculture Committee will debate on Tuesday with recently appointed EP rapporteurs ways to improve the EU Commission’s legislative proposals for the post-2020 EU farm policy reform.

MEPs will first, shortly after 9.00, focus on the draft law on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic plans with rapporteur Esther Herranz Garcia (EPP, ES). They will then debate the so-called Horizontal regulation, i.e. rules on financing, management and monitoring of the CAP, with rapporteur Ulrike Müller (ALDE, DE).

 

In the afternoon, at around 15.15, the committee will discuss draft rules on common organisation of the markets in agricultural products with rapporteur Eric Andrieu (S&D, FR).

 

WHERE: Altiero Spinelli (ASP) building in Brussels, room 3G3

WHEN: Tuesday, 10 July, 09.00 - 11.30 and 15.15 - 16.15

 

You can also follow the debates via web-stream.

 

Background

 

MEPs laid out their position on the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform in a resolution the European Parliament adopted on 30 May. The future EU farm policy must be smarter, simpler, fairer and more sustainable, they said. But they rejected any “renationalisation” of the CAP and insisted on maintaining the CAP budget at its current level as a minimum.

 

In a debate with Commissioner Phil Hogan on 11 June, ten days after the EU’s executive revealed the legislative proposals for the post-2020 CAP, MEPs said that the draft reform plans lack ambition and a proper budgetary backing.

 

The post-2020 CAP reform is closely linked to debates on the future EU's long-term budget. The final wording of the future CAP laws will be co-decided by the Parliament and the Council.

 

 

Procedure: Debate