CAP progress in EP Development Committee vote on 12 Feb 2019

ACT Alliance EU welcomes the vote on 12 February 2019 of the EP Development Committee on the three CAP legislative proposals voted by majority of all political parties. This is an important step towards taking responsibility for the global dimension of CAP.

The DEVE CAP Opinion by Rapporteur MEP Maria Heubuch have strong and very concrete operational amendments on the obligation under Policy Coherence for (Sustainable) Development, which includes monitoring the external CAP effects in order to avoid adverse impacts on livelihoods of small-scale farming, measures to reduce EU protein imports that lead to deforestation, displacements and land grabs, and increasing ambitions on the Paris Agreement, on biodiversity and on SDGs by inserting relevant indicators in member states’ CAP Strategic Plans.