Assembly of European Regions producing Fruit, Vegetable and Plants

Position Paper on the CAP post 2020 legislative proposal

AREFLH and AREPO join forces to reaffirm the key role of European regions in CAP implementation and rebuff disproportionate budget cuts

On the 12th of July, AREFLH (Assembly of European Horticultural Regions) organised a meeting of its College of Regions, which was also attended by AREPO (Association of European Regions for Products of Origin) representatives, with the objective of defining a common position vis-à-vis the European Commission’s legislative proposals on the future of the CAP post 2020 and the multiannual financial framework (MFF) for the 2021-2027 period.

Read the position statement in English, Italiano, Français, Español

 

 

AREFLH Position Paper on the European Commission’s Proposal for a directive on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chain

June 2018

AREFLH welcomes the Commission’s initiative, which aims to establish a uniform approach for the introduction of a minimum standard of protection relating to unfair commercial practices in the internal market. The prohibition of a series of unfair practices listed in Article 3 represents, in this regard, a clear step in the right direction, as the latter are clearly at odds with the principles of good faith and fair dealing between two parties. However, AREFLH would to make the following comments on a some of the proposal’s provisions that, in our opinion, need to be carefully reassessed:

  1. 1. Extending the directive’s provisions to all producer organisations, irrespective of their size
  2. 2. Ensuring the directive applies to suppliers/buyers from third countries

 Read the details 

  

AREFLH Proposals for the European Parliament’s own-initiative report on the Implementation of CAP instruments for Young Farmers since the 2013 Reform

Read the position paper

 

AREFLH Position Paper on the European Commission’s Public Consultation on the initiative to improve the food supply chain

November 2017

Read the position paper

 

AREFLH Position Paper on on the European Commission’s Public Consultation on Modernising and Simplifying the CAP

April 2017

 
On April 2017, a position paper has been developed to put forward AREFLH’s recommendations in regards to the drafting of the future 2018 Communication on Modernising and Simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy by the European Commission. Drafted with the help of its newly created CAP Commission, the aim of this initiative was to contribute to the Commission’s public consultation on the future of the CAP.
AREFLH’s position paper focuses mainly on identifying the CAP’s main challenges and obstacles and provides a set of recommendations and innovative proposals in order to achieve the following objectives:

  • upholding the fruit and vegetables common market organisation structure
  • developing effective crisis prevention and risk management tools to protect farmers from market disturbances, climatic events or phytosanitary issues.
  • contributing to income and job creation in the agricultural sector, in particular for young farmers
  • ensuring adequate production of healthy and quality food for European citizens
  • reinforcing actions aiming to improve agriculture’s environmental sustainability
  • foster the socio-economic development of rural areas

AREFLH’s position paper is available here.
 
Still regarding this public consultation, the Commission has just released an article highlighting the strong participation from all EU countries.
“Following the closure of the 12 week period of public consultation on modernising and simplifying the common agricultural policy (CAP) at midnight on 2 May 2017, preliminary figures indicate that the European Commission has received in excess of 320,000 responses from all 28 EU countries.
Read the full article from the European Commission

 

 
AREFLH Position Paper on the Annual Work Programme 2018 on information provision and promotion measures concerning agricultural products implemented in the internal market and in third countries

 June 2017
This paper has been developed to put forward AREFLH’s recommendations in regards to the drafting of the future 2018 Annual Work Programme on information provision and promotion measures concerning agricultural products implemented in the internal market and in third countries.  Drafted with the help of its Promotion Commission, the position paper calls for:
  • Striking the right balance in budget lines between the internal market and third countries as well as amongst simple and multi programmes
  • Simplifying the Annual Work Programme’s priorities
  • Strengthening the budget dedicated to EU Quality Schemes, in particular for fruit and vegetables
  • Integrating SPS barriers in the European Commission’s macroeconomic analysis for third countries
  • Provisions for serious market disturbance, loss of consumer confidence or other specific problems
  • Prioritising the sectors severely affected by the consequences of the Russian embargo

 The position paper is available here.

Not to be missed

AREFLH general assembly will take place on 27th March 2019 in Bordeaux. More information

 

INTERPERA 2019 will take place in France, around Tours from 25 to 27 June. More informations

 

The Regio'Com guide on the best european actions of F&V promotion is now available. Read it online!

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