O’Neill announces technical decisions on Pillar 1 CAP Reform
Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill today announced a series of technical decisions on the implementation of CAP reform from 2015.
Minister O’Neill said:
“Following on from my announcement last month on the remaining key policy decisions establishing the broad CAP support framework, I am today outlining my decisions on a number of detailed technical matters which will form part of the overall farm support regime from 1 January 2015.
“These decisions were guided by the principle of ensuring a smooth and measured transition to the new Pillar I support regime and avoiding unnecessary changes where existing approaches are working successfully."
The Minister concluded:
“Today’s announcements effectively conclude the decision making process arising from the CAP Reform agreement and attention will now focus on preparing for implementation.”