CAP Reform basic regulations published
The 4 basic EU regulations of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) have been published in the Official Journal. These legislative texts reflect the political agreement between the European Commission, EU Member States Agriculture Ministers (in the Council) and the European Parliament earlier this year. With these new rules, the vast majority of CAP legislation will be defined under 4 consecutive Regulations – a significant simplification - covering Rural Development ( Reg.1305/13), "Horizontal" issues such as funding & controls ( 1306/13), Direct Payments for farmers ( 1307/13), and market measures ( 1308/13). To ensure there can be a smooth transition next year there is also a transitional Regulation for 2014 ( 1310/13). These Regulations are published in all EU languages in the Official Journal (just go to top right of the page to choose your language).