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European Commission questioned on agricultural resilience and Common Agricultural Policy

15 January 2016

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee continues its inquiry into price volatility and agricultural resilience by taking evidence from the European Commission on Agricultural Resilience and the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).


Wednesday 20 January in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 11.00am

  • Tassos Haniotis, Director, Economic Analysis, Perspectives and Evaluations; Communication, DG AGRI, European Commission

Likely Questions

  • How does the Commission ensure that the long term effects political decisions such as trade sanctions are accounted for in the development of agricultural policy?
  • What are the main features of the risk management toolkit within the Common Agricultural Policy?
  • What is the Commission's view about the role of Direct Payments under Pillar I?
  • How is the Commission supporting research and innovation in agriculture?
  • How is the Commission working to encourage farmers to participate in information and knowledge sharing activities?
  • What assessment has the Commission made of the general trend displayed in other countries of a shift from direct support to insurance?
  • What is the role of the European Investment Bank in supporting farmers with Financial Instruments?
  • What consideration has been given to risk management measures when thinking about the 2020 CAP reform?

Further Information

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