Opinion concerning Commission proposals for regulations relating to the Common Agricultural Policy for the post-2020 period (European Court of Auditors)

The European Court of Auditors (ECA), an EU institution for auditing the EU’s finances, has published its evaluation of the European Commission’s legislative proposal on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The report said that the commission’s long-term vision on EU agriculture beyond 2030 was “not apparent”; that the commission gave “insufficient” arguments to support continued income subsidies for farmers; and that the commission’s estimate of the proposal’s contribution to climate action appeared “unrealistic”. Download the full report on the ECA website.