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CAP strategic plans [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by James McEldowney and Rachele Rossi (2nd edition, updated on 18.1.2021),

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The Commission’s legislative proposals on the future of the common agricultural policy (CAP) were published on 1 June 2018. They comprise three proposals: a regulation setting out rules on support for CAP strategic plans; a regulation on the single common market organisation (CMO) and a horizontal regulation on financing, managing and monitoring the CAP.

The proposal for a regulation on CAP strategic plans introduces a new delivery model, described by the Commission as a fundamental shift in the CAP, involving a shift from compliance towards results and performance. It includes a new distribution of responsibilities between the EU and Member States. A new planning process is proposed which will cover both Pillar I (direct payments) and Pillar II (rural development) of the CAP.

Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing rules on support for strategic plans to be drawn up by Member States under the Common agricultural policy (CAP strategic plans) and financed by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
Committee responsible: Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) COM(2018) 392
Rapporteur: Peter Jahr (EPP, Germany) 2018/0216(COD)
Shadow rapporteurs:


Maria Noichl (S&D, Germany)
Martin Hlavacek (Renew Europe, Czechia)
Gilles Lebreton (IDG, France)
Martin Häusling (Greens/EFA, Germany)
Bert-Jan Ruissen (ECR, the Netherlands)
Luke Ming Flanagan (The Left, Ireland)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
Next steps expected: Continuing trilogue negotiations

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