|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 53|
Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 February 2019 aiming at providing certainty and continuity in the granting of support to European farmers in the years 2019 and 2020 by adapting two legislative acts of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
In relation to rural development, certain amendments of Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 (the Rural Development Regulation) are needed to ensure the continuity of the policy in the final years of the programming period and a smooth passage to the next programming period. These amendments concern a new degressivity schedule for phasing out payments to areas facing natural constraints other than mountain areas and the use of EAFRD technical assistance at the initiative of the Commission for actions preparing the implementation of the future CAP.
In relation to direct payments, some of the provisions in Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 (the Direct Payment Regulation) do not cover the calendar year 2020 since expenditure relating to 2020 is made in the financial year 2021, which is the first year of the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF 2021-2027). At the time of adoption of the Regulation, it was therefore not possible to make commitments relating to the future MFF.
In the absence of an amendment of the Regulations, some Member States would face disruptive financial implications as regards direct payments in 2020, going beyond those related to the new MFF. Those Member States would be faced with important changes in their direct payments and rural development envelopes with considerable effects on the payments to farmers under both pillars. In addition, other technical elements should be added, as they would facilitate implementation of the current legislative framework.
Accordingly on 7 December 2018 the European Commission presented a proposal for a Regulation making the necessary amendments to Regulations (EU) No 1305/2013 and (EU) No 1307/2013.
|Subject Categories||Internal Markets|
|Subject Tags||Common Agricultural Policy [CAP]|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|