Review of regime for agriculture in the outermost regions (POSEI): Implementation Appraisal

21-01-2015

This Implementation Appraisal focuses on Regulation 228/2013 on laying down specific measures for agriculture in the outermost regions of the Union and repealing Regulation 247/2006, which is the basic act for the POSEI regime. POSEI - the French acronym for Programmes dʼOptions Spécifiques à lʼEloignement et à lʼInsularité - is a scheme that supports the incomes of farmers and the supply of essential products to the outermost regions of the European Union. The scheme compensates farmers for extra costs of production and marketing due to the small size of these territories, their topography and climate, and more difficult access to European markets. The European Parliament, as well as the EESC and CoR have repeatedly called for more involvement of the outermost regions in Structural and Cohesion Funds. Both the Parliament and the European Court of Auditors have called on Commission to monitor more regularly the effectiveness of the specific measures.

This Implementation Appraisal focuses on Regulation 228/2013 on laying down specific measures for agriculture in the outermost regions of the Union and repealing Regulation 247/2006, which is the basic act for the POSEI regime. POSEI - the French acronym for Programmes dʼOptions Spécifiques à lʼEloignement et à lʼInsularité - is a scheme that supports the incomes of farmers and the supply of essential products to the outermost regions of the European Union. The scheme compensates farmers for extra costs of production and marketing due to the small size of these territories, their topography and climate, and more difficult access to European markets. The European Parliament, as well as the EESC and CoR have repeatedly called for more involvement of the outermost regions in Structural and Cohesion Funds. Both the Parliament and the European Court of Auditors have called on Commission to monitor more regularly the effectiveness of the specific measures.