De Brún welcomes report on CAP after 2013
In a speech given in the European Parliament in Strasbourg today Bairbre de Brún MEP has welcomed a report which contributes to the debate around the European Common Agricultural Policy in the years ahead.
Ms de Brún, however, communicated some disappointment when she said that "it does not succeed in laying out a vision for the CAP which will prevent flight from the land and ensure that active farmers can produce goods and services that society demands."
"The CAP needs to be reformed to help those who need it most. Presently, the largest proportion goes to the largest landowners and producers. Instead, the Single Farm Payment should be more equitably distributed and capped at €100,000."
Ms de Brún restated her commitment to a CAP which ensures that "good quality food is produced to high standards, through sound environmental practices with jobs in rural areas and strengthening the rural economy."
"We need simplified procedures and less bureaucracy." ENDS