At the end of last month, the European Commission (EC) sent its observations to 19 member countries on the National Strategic Plans drawn up to implement the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which will apply from 2023.
The comments for the adaptations of the National Strategic Plans were sent from Brussels to Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal and Sweden, the countries that have presented their plans within the estimated period.
The letter focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of each plan, and suggests areas for improvement. The fact is that some member countries seem not to have complied with the environmental commitments of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), not reaching the necessary green transition (source: EURACTIV )
Let us remember that the objective of the EU countries is to “strengthen the resilience of the agricultural sector“, “reduce its dependence on synthetic fertilizers“, “transform its production capacity by promoting more sustainable production methods” and” increase production of renewable energy”, which currently, due to the climate crisis and the consequences of the current war in Ukraine, is facing a great challenge.