16-06-2021 10:00
Joint Hearing on "How to treat farmers in a fair and equal manner across the EU"

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Hearing How to treat farmers in a fair and equal manner across the EU © image used under the license from Adobe Stock

On 16 June 2021, the PETI and AGRI Committees organised a joint hearing on How to treat farmers in a fair and equal manner across the EU. The hearing began presenting two petitions from Lithuania and Poland complaining about the fact that farmers still receive direct payments per hectare below the EU average. It was structured in two panels; the first panel discussed the currently on-going CAP reform; the second panel dealt with how to solve inequality in CAP payments.

The European Commission also took part in the debate, giving participants the opportunity to discuss ways to improve this situation for the benefit of the citizens.