KEY STEPS THE REFORM PROCESS
- The Commission released its proposals in October 2011
- The draft reports were debated by the Agriculture Committee June 18 and 19 2012
- June 2012 – Danish Council Presidency presents CAP Reform Progress Report
- The deadline for tabling amendments to the draft reports was July 9 2012. Over 7,000 made.
- The final vote in the Committee was expected to be in November 2012. The date was rescheduled to 23 – 24 January 2013
- December 2012 – Cypriot Council Presidency presents CAP Reform Progress Report
- December 2012 – CAP progress: Council Meeting and EP Press Conference
- January 2013 – COMAGRI (Ag Committee) vote on CAP reform proposes a melt-down
- March 2013 plenary vote in Parliament
- March 2013 onwards trilogue negotiations between EU Commission, Parliament and EU Ministers
- June 24 – 26 – 2013 – Final Council meeting under Irish Presidency – Council, Parliament and Commission agree a common position
- June 26 – 2013 Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Development Committee officially endorsed the agreement reached earlier in the day between the three institutions
- 23rd and 24th September a final trilogue was held, in which the Council’s position substantially won out, on capping payments and on transfers between Pillars (Modulation).
- 7th October the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee (COMAGRI) voted on what were the remaining issues on CAP reform: on DP (Direct Payments), CMO (Common Organisation of Markets), RD (Rural Development) and HZR (Horizontal Regulations).
- 20th November Final European Parliament vote on CAP: five legislative acts were voted on, while all amendments were dropped (controversially).
- August 2014 CAP Implementation at national and regional level must be approved by the Commission for direct payments schemes (Pillar 1).
The Delegated Acts are being written into law from the Basic Acts. This is supposed to be a straightforward part of the process, a technical interpretation (Delegated Acts) of the conclusions (Basic Acts) of the trilogue negotiations and decisions. However, there is an attempt to use this write-up phase to fundamentally change so-called greening, by allowing pesticides into ecological focus areas. Arc2020.eu, platform members such as IFOAM and colleagues from other organisations such as BirdLife are all building a campaign to oppose this.