Spain asks the European Commission for changes to the CAP

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, in an appearance in the Senate, explained that the European Commission has changed its criteria on the application of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) “because Spain and other Member States have request, after listening to farmers and ranchers, trying to better adjust the magnificent CAP we have.”

In his speech, the minister recalled that the Government approved the CAP Strategic Plan with the support of the autonomous communities, which he asked to assume their responsibilities on issues such as the simplification of the CAP, the provision of funds for agricultural insurance or chain law enforcement.

Planas recalled that the Government firmly defends the introduction of the so-called “mirror clauses” in trade agreements with third countries, so that imported products are required to meet the same quality and food safety standards as those produced in Europe.


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