Brussels (B), 21 June 2011
Thursday the European Parliament will give its opinion on the report of MEP Albert Dess « The CAP towards 2020 », during its plenary meeting. This vote will be historical and decisive in that co-decision gives Parliament an equal say to the Council on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
For the members of the Assembly of European Regions (AER), who gathered today on the occasion of a debate on the CAP reform this is an opportunity to underline the need for a strong, sustainable and inclusive CAP for the regions.
AER welcomes the evolution of the report towards proposals that better take into account the whole range of challenges rural areas are faced with and supports in particular:
Additionally and with views to AER’s wish to constantly put into perspective, exchange and provide concrete information, members will meet today and tomorrow academics from the Wageningen University and Research Center (WUR) as well as different stakeholders of the agricultural sector on the themes of productivity and sustainability.
The Assembly of European Regions (AER – aer.eu) is the largest independent network of regions in wider Europe. Bringing together 270 regions from 34 countries and 16 interregional organisations, AER is the political voice of its members and a forum for interregional co-operation.
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