Resolution adopted at the Paris Council meeting, 9-12 October 2008.
The European Green Party is deeply convinced that a thorough and comprehensive reform of the CAP, of its goals and tools is urgently needed, so as to encourage sustainable agriculture respecting ecology and animal welfare and allowing rural development, social fairness and international equity.
Considering the current debate on the future of the CAP, the informal Agriculture Council meeting in Annecy, (France), September 22nd and 23rd, and the expectation of a position of the Agriculture Council before the end of the French presidency of the EU.
Given that civil society organized at the same time in Annecy, a public meeting “Change course, change the CAP” and called for a profound transformation of the European agriculture policy.
Knowing the almost unchanged position of the European Commission as to the CAP “Health Check”, performed in 2007 and 2008.
Considering the big challenges that the agricultural sector is facing, such as the need to find solutions for climate change, water shortages and soil and water pollution caused by pesticide and fertilizer use.
Considering the urgency of the situation, because of the CAP adjustment decisions to come and the next European elections, the EGP thinks necessary to give its expectations concerning the future CAP.
The EGP asserts the need for a European common agriculture policy which takes into account and allows achieving the following requirements and objectives:
To achieve these objectives, the EGP considers that the European agriculture policy should:
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