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Towards a greener, fairer and more resilient Common Agricultural Policy

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European Democrats were at the forefront of the final compromise adopted today in the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg in favour of a structural modernization of the common agricultural policy so that agricultural production can combine economic competitiveness with social and environmental objectives of the Green Deal.

German MEP and EDP Executive Vice-President Ulrike Müller (Freie Wähler) was the Parliamentary rapporteur for the horizontal regulation of the CAP ::“Today marks a historic day for the new CAP, a day when we turn a page towards more environmentally ambitious, socially aware and performance oriented CAP. The new delivery model that we have set in motion will ensure that CAP will really focus on achieving its targets and will turn away from simply complying with the rules. The Parliament has also included safeguards that will make sure CAP payments are more transparent and that the EU financial interests are better protected. All in all, I believe that this CAP will really be a success”.

Italian MEP and Renew Europe Vice-President Nicola Danti (Italia Viva) explained: "Una riforma della PAC incentrata sulla sostenibilità: ambientale, sociale ed economica. Ben un quarto degli aiuti diretti per gli agricoltori saranno infatti dedicati agli ecoschemi, per premiare chi si impegna in pratiche agricole a beneficio del clima e dell’ambiente. " and concluded that : "Io dico che la buona politica, invece, è proprio questo: saper trovare quell’equilibrio che forse scontenta un po’ tutti ma che porta a risultati concreti e veri passi avanti. "