INVITATION - PRESS BRIEFING
EU Audit: Integration of EU water policy objectives with the Common Agricultural Policy
European Court of Auditors (ECA) special reports are published throughout the year, presenting the results of selected audits of specific EU budgetary areas or management topics.
This special report assessed whether the objectives of EU water policy had been successfully integrated into the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
The CAP represents just under 40 % of the EU budget (over € 50 billion for 2014). Through the CAP the EU seeks to influence agricultural practices affecting water. There are currently two instruments which are used to integrate the EU’s water policy objectives into the CAP. These are cross-compliance, a mechanism linking certain CAP payments with specific environmental requirements, and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development which provides for financial incentives for actions going beyond compulsory legislation.
The main conclusions and recommendations of the report will be presented to the press by Mr Kevin Cardiff (IE) the Member of the Court responsible for the report.
DATE AND TIME TUESDAY, 13 May 2014 at 10:30
VENUE The RESIDENCE PALACE - International Press Centre
155, rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels – Belgium
A PRESS KIT, consisting of the Special Report and a press release, will be made available for the press briefing. The Special Report will be published on the Court's website, www.eca.europa.eu, in English and in 22 official EU languages as they become available.
LIVE video Streaming will be available via EbS at: http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/ebs/live.cfm?page=1 During the broadcast, questions may be sent via Twitter @EUAuditorsECA INTERPRETATION will be available in French and English.