The Minister of Rural Affairs of Estonia will take part in a conference for conclusions of consultations on the Common Agricultural Policy called “The CAP: Have Your Say”, where the findings of a public consultation are introduced for the next programme period (2021+). The findings serve as an input for the impact assessment process happening in parallel at the European Commission.
During the conference, the Minister of Rural Affairs of Estonia Tarmo Tamm will also speak at a panel called “A Conversation With”, where the Vice-President of the European Commission Jyrki Katainen, and the Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament Czesław Adam Siekierski will also take the floor. The aim of the session is to introduce the visions of the main institutions of the European Union – the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council of the European Union – on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy.
The public consultation on the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union began on 2 February 2017 and lasted for 12 weeks. The following priorities of the CAP were covered in the questionnaire of the consultation: sustainability, financing, simplification, methods for risk management, change of generations, etc. More than 300 000 responses (132 from Estonia) were given during the public consultation, in addition to the 1417 position papers that were presented.