EU farm policy reform as approved by MEPs

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On Friday, Parliament adopted its position on the future EU Farm policy and for the upcoming talks with EU ministers.

This background note provides further information on:

  • the measures that farmers should take to better protect the environment,
  • how to distribute EU funds more fairly,
  • how to help farmers on the ground by providing targeted advice,
  • who should get EU-funded direct payments,
  • how much flexibility national governments will have in transferring EU money,
  • how to better prepare farmers to cope with future crises,
  • what rules will change regarding the wine sector,
  • whether meat-related terms can be applied to plant-based products, and
  • how to better control compliance with EU rules while cutting red tape.