The CAP battle is not over: high level of ambition must be guaranteed during the trilogue

On 10 November, the Council, the European Parliament (EP) and the European Commission (EC) started the inter-institutional negotiations, the so-called trialogue, to find common grounds and adopt a single position on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post 2020.ย  The negotiations follow the official adoption of the Council and EPโ€™s positions on the file last October. It is very unfortunate that both positions lack ambition and fail to deliver a farm policy which is in line with the Biodiversity and Farm to Fork Strategies.

Last week, FACE sent two letters to the Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkeviฤius and the Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski and the EC Vice-President for the Green Deal Frans Timmermans to officially ask to the EC to ensure that a high level of ambition for biodiversity is maintained during the negotiation process.

If the Common Agricultural Policy does not deliver for biodiversity, the Green Deal will not be credible.

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