The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian Cioloş, has launched a public debate on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in the European Union. The debate will focus on the Common Agricultural Policy’s future, objectives, principles and contribution to the ‘Europe 2020’ strategy to inform the preparatory work for the decision-making process.
An independent body will then produce a summary of these contributions. In July 2010, the European Commission will organise a conclusive conference on the public debate. The Commission will present its communication on CAP in the end of 2010.