A simplified CAP is long overdue

Mariann Fischer Boel

By Richard Laming

Published in EUobserver, 12 October 2006

It is good to be able to report some good news from Brussels. A new drive is underway to simplify the Common Agricultural Policy, having been discussed at a conference of national experts that met last week.

An action plan has been launched by agriculture commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel to streamline the way in which Europe’s agricultural markets are managed. Each different crop or commodity has its own set of rules, often making it hard to work out what is going on. The plan is to bring the 21 different sets of rules together into one, scrapping as many as 35 Council Regulations along the way.

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