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The Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU 2007


The Health Check of the Common Agricultural Policy: Fit for New Opportunities  

On 20th November I unveiled my blueprint for streamlining and modernising the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy.

Building on the approach we began with our 2003 reforms, my so-called "Health Check" of the CAP aims to improve the way the policy operates based on the experience gathered since 2003 and to make it fit for the new challenges and opportunities before us.

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The CAP Health Check – Your thoughts please! 

On 20th November, I put my ideas on the table on how to further improve, modernise and streamline the Common Agricultural Policy.

The Health Check is a chance to build on the reforms introduced since 2003 and prepare both the CAP and farmers for new challenges and opportunities.

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  Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel

Rural Development Policy

Simplification of the CAP

The reform of the wine sector

The reform of the fruit and vegetable sector

The reform of the banana regime

The Doha Development Agenda and European agriculture