EU Council Press Release

Transitional measures in place ahead of the CAP reform 

The Council has adopted a set of amendments to the regulation concerning the application of direct payments to farmers in the year 2013 following a first reading agreement with the European Parliament.

The aim of the “2013” regulation is to provide for a smooth transition from the current direct payments system to the new payments scheme foreseen by the Commission in the CAP reform proposals.

Find the press release issued today here: