EU auditors critical of CAP proposal

The proposed reform of the Common Agricultural Policy after 2020 falls short of the EU’s ambitions for a greener and more robust performance-based approach, according to an Opinion published by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) in November.

On climate tracking, the ECA doubts the Commission’s methodology for establishing that 40 per cent of the CAP budget would go to climate action. The estimates of the CAP’s contribution to EU climate change objectives appears unrealistic, they conclude.

Opinion No 7/2018: concerning Commission proposals for regulations relating to the Common Agricultural Policy for the post-2020 period


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