The European Commission has adopted on Thursday, 11th of March, the first package of the delegated acts for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). After the adoption by the Commission the Delegated Acts will be discussed by the European Parliament and the Council in the following two months. If both institutions agree, the delegated acts will be published together with the corresponding implementation acts, being the Member States the ones deciding on how to implement the CAP and its delegated acts.
The approved delegated acts lay down rules in relation to:
- direct payments,
- integrated administration and control system and conditions for refusal or withdrawal of payments and administrative penalties applicable to direct payments, rural development support and cross compliance,
- requirements related to the agricultural products benefiting from private storage aid,
- fruit and vegetables and processed fruit and vegetables sectors,
- aid for accompanying measures in the framework of a School Fruit and Vegetables Scheme,
- support programmes in the sectors of olive oil and table olives,
- measures under the national support programmes in the wine sector,
- support for rural development,
- paying agencies and other bodies, financial management, clearance of accounts, securities and use of euro,
- public intervention expenditure.
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