European citizens like the new CAP

Over three-quarters (77%) of Europeans believe the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) benefits all EU citizens and over 90% support the main trends of the new CAP, such as making aid fairer and more targeted (92%) and linking the granting of aid to farmers to adhering to environmentally-friendly farming practices (greening, 91%). These are the main conclusions of the Eurobarometer survey on the CAP published in March 2014 by the Commission.
EU Commissioner responsible for Agriculture and rural development Dacian Ciolos, asserts: “These results bear out the importance Europeans attach to support for farming and the countryside. They also illustrate the significant extent to which the content of the reformed CAP is attuned to civil society expectations. This strong fundamental symbiosis between citizens and farmers will be strengthened by the new CAP, which will help European farming deliver an enhanced and increasingly tangible package of societal, environmental and economic benefits to European society as a whole and to individual European taxpayers in their everyday life“.

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