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Brussels, 16 December 2013
Commissioner Cioloş welcomes Council adoption of CAP Reform
Today's Council of EU Agriculture Ministers has formally adopted the 4 Basic Regulations for the reformed Common Agriculture Policy, as well as the Transition Rules for 2014. This follows on the approval of these Regulations by the European Parliament in November.
EU Agriculture & Rural Development Commissioner Dacian Cioloş stated:
"I welcome the adoption of the CAP Reform regulations by EU Ministers. This follows on from our political agreement earlier in the year.
As far as the implementation of the reform is concerned, the Commission has worked extremely hard with Member State and EP experts in recent weeks to clarify the Delegated Acts, and it seems that we are now very close to a stable text. The onus now turns to Member States to decide how they intend to implement the reform, based on the options provided in the agreement."
Webpage on CAP reform: http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/cap-post-2013/index_en.htm