PRESS RELEASE

 

Brussels, 28 February 2019 – Faced with the impending danger that the AGRI Committee of the European Parliament will attempt to neutralise the proposal presented by the European Commission regarding a fairer distribution of CAP aid, the European Coordination Via Campesina has called on all the members of this committee, via a letter, reiterating the urgency of rectifying the distribution of aid, whereby less than 2% of CAP beneficiaries receive 30% of the total budget of direct payments.

 

It should be noted that, in the current CAP, around 40% of the 11 million farms counted in the EU do not even benefit from CAP first pillar support.

 

You can find the complete open letter here.

 

Contact:

  • Andoni Garcia (ECVC Coordination Committee): +34 636 4515 69 – EN, EUZ
  • Jose Miguel Pacheco (ECVC Coordination Committee): +351 968 721 995 – PT, ES
  • Andres Arce Indacochea (Press Officer): +32 489 55 2297 – EN, FR, ES

 

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